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Architecture Design Studio: Water (ABPL20028)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeABPL20028
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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 will be the generation and articulation of design possibilities through a series of studio projects. Linking these investigations will be the theme of water, which may be explored conceptually, metaphorically, structurally, or technologically – e.g. waterproofing, rain screens, hygiene, perspiration, sports centres, hydraulics, humidity, marine or riverine environments, pools.

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 skills in choosing and using appropriate representational media;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relationships between architecture and water through the application of the first three points above;
  • Develop an ability to present and justify design 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