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: City focuses on the design of complex public buildings framed by critical interrogation of key debates and practices in urban design and social inclusion. Through expert lectures, self-directed research and engagement in debate with diverse audiences you will explore understanding of ‘publics’ in their broadest sense and articulate the implications for urban projects and public spaces. In response to a given project brief for a mixed-use project in an urban setting, you will develop a critical return brief, reconceptualising and expanding understanding of program and site and justifying design priorities. Combining speculative and strategic approaches to design thinking and emphasising design across scales from the urban to the detail, you will develop schematic design propositions that align and synthesise conceptual frameworks and design priorities with functional, environmental, technical and regulatory requirements. Employing your toolkit of techniques, you will identify and develop a targeted communication approach encompassing choices of narrative, graphics, drawing types and scales, media and models that clearly communicate your rationale, process and design outcomes to expert and non-expert audiences.
|Unit name||Architecture Technology-Studio: City|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Coordinator||Doctor Helen Norrie|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Critically evaluate theories, practices and precedents for social inclusion to frame design approaches for public urban projects
- Justify design priorities through critical interrogation and interpretation of a given project brief
- Develop schematic design solutions for public buildings at macro and micro scales aligning conceptual frameworks with functional, environmental, technical and regulatory requirements
- Communicate rationale, process and design outcomes to expert and non-expert audiences through targeted narrative, graphics, drawing types and scales, media and models
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesKDA240, KDA244, KDA243, KDA245
13 x weekly 60-minute online videos, 13 x weekly 300-minute workshops, 1 x 360-minute review workshop
|Assessment||Schematic Design (30%)|Design (60%)|Research folio (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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