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Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments Architecture Studio units focus on the development and refinement of conceptual, analytical and technical skills through applied-problem-based learning in a diverse range of real-world contexts. In third year, Technology–Studios are double-weighted capstone units emphasising the creative synthesis and critical application of knowledge and skills encompassing technologies, theories and spatial design principles.

Architecture Technology–Studio: Heritage focuses on the detailed design of interior spaces and elements framed by critical interrogation of key debates, positions and practices in cultural heritage conservation. You will explore notions of context in the broadest cultural sense, developing an appreciation for both built fabric and the cultural meaning of places. Through expert lectures, interactive and self-directed activities you will gain knowledge of principles of indoor environment quality and user experience of space. You will apply this knowledge in the design of interior spaces and joinery elements within an existing building synthesising attitudes to heritage conservation and user experience with consideration of spatial organisation, atmosphere, interior detailing and conformance with relevant regulatory requirements. Applying knowledge of object-based modelling you will communicate and document context and design propositions employing professional conventions and rendering techniques.

Summary 2021

Unit name Architecture Technology-Studio: Heritage
Unit code KDA337
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Andrew Steen

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes


Contextualise design approaches for adaptive reuse projects through critically interrogating key debates, positions, practices and precedents in cultural heritage conservation


Justify design priorities through interpretation of local context, user experience and principles of indoor environment quality


Synthesise priorities in the development of detailed designs and documentation of interior spaces and elements


Document and communicate design propositions to professional audiences using object-based modelling and rendering techniques




KDA235 and KDA241 and KDA243 and KDA245


Teaching Pattern

1 x 360 workshop weekly


AT1 – Abstract Speculation (20%)
AT2 – Analysis and conceptual design proposition (30%)
AT3 – Final Design (50%)

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