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Architecture Design Studio: Water (ABPL20028)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeABPL20028
Campus
Parkville
Availability
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.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ENVS10004 Designing Environments
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Recommended background knowledge

Students are expected to have skills in basic model making, drafting and drawing. Students requiring extra skills in drafting are strongly encouraged to attend a short intensive optional workshop to be held before the middle of the semester.

The following subject is recommended:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ENVS20001 Digital Design and Fabrication
Semester 1
12.5

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Assignment 1 (equivalent to 18 hours of work) due week 3, (15%). Individual review (critique) and oral presentation, demonstrating design output that may include physical or digital models, drawings, written assignments, site analyses, journals and sketches
  • Assignment 2 (equivalent to 24 hours of work) due week 6, (20%). Individual review (critique) and oral presentation, demonstrating design output that may include physical or digital models, drawings, written assignments, site analyses, journals and sketches
  • Assignment 3: Major Project Interim Submission (equivalent to 24 hours of work) due week 9, (20%). Individual review (critique) and oral presentation, demonstrating design output that may include physical or digital models, drawings, written assignments, site analyses, journals and sketches;
  • Assignment 3: Major Project Final submission (equivalent to 36 hours of work) due week 12, (30%). An individual oral presentation of final designs, which will be reviewed by a jury of academic staff/industry practitioners, building on skills and themes developed throughout the semester, demonstrating design output that may include physical or digital models, drawings, written assignments, site analyses, journals and sketches
  • Design Journal. (equivalent to 18 hours of work per student) due week 12, (15%) completed throughout semester, based on themes developed through the lectures, including esquisses and quizzes completed in studios and lectures..
Hurdle requirement: Attendance of 75% or more of studio classes.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours1x1 hour lecture per week; 1x3 hour studio per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period23 July 2018 to 21 October 2018
    Last self-enrol date 3 August 2018
    Census date31 August 2018
    Last date to withdraw without fail21 September 2018
    Assessment period ends16 November 2018

Time commitment details

170 Hours

Further information

Prescribed texts

Subject Reader

Recommended texts and other resources

  • Ching, Francis D K. Architecture: Form, Space & Order, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1979 (most recent edition);
  • Bielefeld, Burt & Sebastian El Khouli. Basics Design Ideas, Basel: Birkhauser, 2007;
  • Jormakka, Kari. Basics Design Methods, Basel: Birkhauser, 2007.

Related majors/minors/specialisations

Related breadth tracks

Breadth options

This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:

Last updated: 11 January 2018