units

ARC2001

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Ari Seligmann

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • First semester 2016 (Evening)

Notes

Within this unit students engage in a range of studio design projects which have quota restrictions. For distribution into studio project groups, consideration will be given to student preference forms, academic performance, and previous design studio experiences. Weighted Average Mark (WAM) may be taken into account to ensure there is an even distribution of students in the studio project groups. Studio project group allocation will be decided by the Program Coordinator and Chief Examiner of the unit.

Synopsis

Architecture Design Studio 3 further refines the process of investigation, critical observation, and experiment integral to architectural practice. Continuing the emphasis on perceptive synthesis of the range of complex issues inherent in the production of architecture: material, structure, program, site, history and representation will be investigated in their relationship to the production of architectural form.
Design Studio 3 continues to emphasise the development of architectural designs through the three-dimensional and material testing of ideas. Students will continue the development of two and three-dimensional modes of representation. Studies will focus on developing an increasingly sophisticated understanding of design as a visual language and process of cultural production with a focus on social and environmental sustainability.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a progression to an intermediate level of competence in architectural design.
  2. Have the ability to critically analyse and respond appropriately to a brief.
  3. Have developed a competent understanding of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the architectural design process.
  4. Have acquired an intermediate level of competence in a range of skills in verbal, graphic and 3-dimensional presentation.
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.

Assessment

100% mixed mode

Workload requirements

24 hours per week including 6 contact hours per week and 18 hours of independent study or equivalent

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites