12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
Building on the basic architectural knowledge and skills attained in Architecture Foundation studio 1, this unit introduces students to a further level of complexity in the processes of investigation, critical observation, and experiment. The synthesis of a range of complex issues inherent in the production of architecture: material, structure, program, site, history and representation is further investigated in relationship to the production of architectural form.
Architecture Foundation studio 2 further emphasises 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 a more nuanced understanding of design as a visual language and process of cultural production with a focus on social and environmental sustainability.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
- Demonstrate a basic level of competence in architectural design.
- Have the ability to undertake a level of complex analysis and respond appropriately to a brief.
- Have refined their understanding of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the architectural design process.
- Have acquired a range of skills in verbal, graphic and 3-dimensional presentation.
- Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.
This is a semester-long project unit.
100% mixed mode
24 hours per week, including 6 hours studio or equivalent and 18 hours of independent study
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