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Introduction to Architectural Design (ABPL30065)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeABPL30065
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This subject is not available except to enabling students in E-ABP (Enabling Course - Architecture, Building & Planning)

This foundation studio offers an introduction to both architectural and spatial design and to the specific pedagogical and cognitive attributes of studio teaching. The studio will provide a base for further development and exploration of diverse design processes. The studio will introduce critique, presentation, speculation and design resolution as fundamental components of studio practice and will develop an investigative logic for design development and expression. The studio will operate with both group exercises and individual production. The studio will offer basic and introductory instruction in various representational, graphic and documentation techniques and processes.

Intended learning outcomes

  • On completion of this subject, students should be able to: • Develop a methodology for translating spatial and organizational concepts into 2D and 3D form • Communicate ideas through graphic and spatial techniques • Understand how materials influence scale, texture, integration and utility of surfaces, objects and spaces • Develop performance-based design, testing ideas and forms through iterative and serial processes • Establish critical thinking and the ability to make formulate a critical evaluation of design work – both individual work and work of others within the studio cohort

Generic skills

  • • Operating within a studio context • Basic understanding of design practices and methods • Use of sketches and diagrams to analyse, design and communicate • Understanding of scale • Translation of ideas into forms and graphic communications • Ability to test and evaluation options and alternatives • Critical thinking and critical assessment

Last updated: 3 April 2019