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  • Architecture Design Studio: WaterABPL20028

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly called Architecture Design Studio 2. The core of the undergraduate design sequence is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools. As an extension of 702-239 (ABPL20027) Architecture Design Studio 1: Earth, the focus of this second design subject wi...

  • Construction AnalysisABPL20033

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly called Construction Methods. This subject explores the idea of construction as a process linking specific principles, materials, elements, systems and techniques strategically. Using a set of individual buildings as case studies, Construction Analysis will review and ex...

  • Architecture Design Studio: EarthABPL20027

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject was formerly called Architecture Design Studio 1. The core of the undergraduate design sequence is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools. The focus of this design subject will be generating design ideas, translating them into architectural form/space/mater...

  • Construction DesignABPL30041

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject articulates and tests the idea of construction as a process requiring cultural and technical choices. While Construction Analysis focuses on the internal mechanics of building systems, Construction Design moves from the analysis of specific architectural ideas to arrive at the evalua...

  • Foundations of ArchitectureABPL20030

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will survey the history of architecture and urbanism from the beginnings of shelter to the end of the 17th century in the context of social, technical and environmental settings. It will include the architecture and design traditions of early civilisations in the Middle East, Europe,...

  • Twenty-first Century ArchitectureABPL90117

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject offers a broad introduction to contemporary theories and methods used in the production and critique of architecture in the context of current practice. Architectural concepts such as program, diagram, transparency, tectonics, materiality, and ornament will be explored along with the...

  • Measurement of Building WorksABPL30040

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces the quantification of building works. It covers the principles and practice of measurement in simple residential construction including the application and use of the Australian Standard Method of Measurement (ASMM) of Building works in practice. It covers the following as...

  • Environmental Building SystemsABPL20036

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject covers key elements of building services and sustainability at a residential and commercial scale. The subject aims to teach the basic terminology and concepts behind providing comfortable and effectively functioning buildings in terms of sun, envelope, services (water, waste, gas, e...

  • Travelling Studio (Indonesia)ABPL90260

    Offered:AugustYear:2019Quotas apply

    Travelling studios are working laboratories for design thought and production and involve the exploration of complex, real-life practical issues. They expose students to unfamiliar cultures, places and people, and stimulate their ability to think creatively and solve problems. At the same time, i...

  • Construction SchedulingABPL90323

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    Through an introduction to details of construction scheduling techniques and use of professional scheduling tools, this subject articulates the clear processes of logical development of time program for construction activities in projects. Real-life case projects are used for students to explore ...

  • Landscape Studio 2: Site and DesignABPL90176

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This studio follows a multi-objective approach in exploring the interrelation between site and design in landscape architectural practice. Site exploration and conceptual design aspects of site transformation are introduced, alongside 3D representation techniques.Emphasis will be given to a proce...

  • Materials and StructuresABPL90324

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is an introduction to engineering materials, statics, mechanics, and structural systems designed for students without a background in engineering, construction or building. It provides a general understanding of engineering materials and discusses how these materials are used in cons...

  • Urban Design TheoryABPL90017

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores contemporary theories and modes of critique relating to the design of the urban public realm. Emphasis is on how urban physical form responds to the economic, cultural, political, social, aesthetic and natural forces of an urbanised area. Assignments and class papers require...

  • GIS In Planning, Design & DevelopmentABPL90319

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject introduces the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its application in landscape architecture, urban planning and development. It will: introduce the origin and development of GIS respect to landscape architecture, urban planning and development;introduce basic GIS c...

  • Architectural Conservation in East AsiaABPL90146

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject offers a comparative approach to architectural conservation in East Asia from an international perspective. The subject emphasises the mutually dependent relationships between conservation of historical buildings and preservation of traditional techniques and knowledge. Discussions w...

  • Performative EcologiesABPL90283

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores the principles of ecological systems. It will introduce basic ecological concepts and fundamental ecological systems, and their applications in landscape design. It will include plants and biomes, soils and water, spatial geometries, emergence, resilience, and the ecological...

  • Introduction to Urban Design & PlanningABPL20049

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject introduces students to introductory skills relevant to the study and practice of urban design and planning. Building upon the broad understandings developed in the perquisite subjects that relate to the ways that urban designers and planners might successfully intervene in urban place...

  • MSD Thesis -Semester Long (25 Points)ABPL90067

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    ABPL90067 MSD Thesis - Semester Long (25 points) is designed to produce a 10,000 word critical exposition of knowledge, gained through the student's own efforts to demonstrate a sound understanding of a topic of their choice. Regular meetings will be held with a supervisor to allow students to ob...

  • Applied Heritage Conservation TechniquesABPL90385

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    Students will gain a theoretical and practical overview of heritage conservation techniques. The subject will introduce students to the main conservation issues affecting built heritage in relation to both structural issues, as well as those impacting interior and exterior decorative finishes. St...

  • Energy & Carbon in the Built EnvironmentABPL90405

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Cities are responsible for more than 70% of energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions. The operation of buildings alone represents around 40% of energy use in many developed economies. Reducing energy use and transitioning towards zero greenhouse emissions in the built environment is the...