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Architecture Design Studio: Earth (ABPL20027)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeABPL20027
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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/materials/programme, refining the architecture through consideration of arrival, circulation, light, views etc and communicating the architectural proposition through 2D and 3D visual media and oral presentations. Linking these investigations will be the theme of earth, which will be explored conceptually, metaphorically, structurally and technologically – e.g. a grounding in considerations of site, topography, context, material investigations, compositional methods, foundational ideas.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate an ability to interrogate a brief;
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate a variety of design possibilities for a given situation;
  • Develop drawing, drafting and modelmaking skills;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relationships between architecture and earth through the application of the first three points above;
  • Develop the ability to make a case for proposals.

Generic skills

  • Graphic communication skills (including orthographic – plans, sections, elevations, axonometric and other like projections);
  • Generation of design ideas;
  • Appropriate use of design terminology;
  • Time management and meeting deadlines;
  • Both verbal and two-dimensional graphic presentation skills;
  • Relation of representations to designs.

Last updated: 11 October 2019