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Architecture Design Studio: Sparks (ABPL30058)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeABPL30058
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is the 12.5 point capstone subject for the Architecture major students who commenced the Bachelor of Environments program prior to 2013. It is intended that the subject will integrate previous coursework in the major. The core of the undergraduate design sequence is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools. Linking the investigations of this subject will be the theme of fire, which may be explored conceptually, metaphorically, structurally, or technologically – e.g. inspiration and ideas, the conceptual and poetic, ceramics, sun control, light, energy, high rises, heating, colour, the spiritual.

Intended learning outcomes

Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to develop a brief in response to a studio theme;
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate, explore and critically evaluate a variety of design possibilities for a given situation;
  • Demonstrate skills in the appropriate use of representational media;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relationships between architectural proposals and studio themes through the application of the three points above;
  • Demonstrate the ability to make a case for proposals;
  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate studies from the three streams of subjects from the Architecture Major in design proposal(s).

Generic skills

  • A capacity for: verbal and two- and three-dimensional communication skills
  • Critical evaluation of design ideas and decision making in their regard
  • Appropriate use of design terminology
  • Time management and meeting deadlines
  • Succinct presentation skills entailing the appropriate use of media, format and abstraction.

Last updated: 17 July 2019