|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject 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.
- 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
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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:
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|ENVS20001||Digital Design and Fabrication||
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
- 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..
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 1x1 hour lecture per week; 1x3 hour studio per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 23 July 2018 to 21 October 2018 Last self-enrol date 3 August 2018 Census date 31 August 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 21 September 2018 Assessment period ends 16 November 2018
Time commitment details
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.
- Architecture major
- Urban Design and Planning major
- Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
- Environments Discipline subjects
- Landscape Architecture major
Related breadth tracks
This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Biomedicine
- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Arts