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Architecture Design Studio: Fire (ABPL30037)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeABPL30037
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject is the capstone subject for the Architecture major in the Bachelor of Environments. It is intended that the subject will integrate previous coursework in the major. The core of the undergraduate design sequence is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools. The focus of the investigations of this subject will be architecture in an urban context, which will be explored by students designing a particular building type, e.g. a theatre, a motel, a car park, a television studio, a school, etc. The project will engage with historical, theoretical, structural, and environmental ideas relevant to the specific project through the lectures and various set design exercises.

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to develop a brief in response to a studio theme;
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate, explore and critically evaluate a variety of design possibilities for a given situation;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relationships between architectural proposals and studio themes;
  • Select from a range of theories (architectural, artistic, environmental, historical, philosophical, scientific, etc.) and make them relevant to the task at hand;
  • Understand and convincingly and innovatively link the relationship between the selected or developed theory or theories, the site, the city, the architectural program, and the architectural intervention.
  • Demonstrate skills in the appropriate use of representational media;
  • Develop and select from a range of communication options and techniques and select a relevant means of communicating a range of experiential, sensual and conceptual design intentions;
  • Demonstate the ability to make a case for proposals;
  • Integrate the pragmatic issues of the project with their own agenda and to be aware of the experiential, sensual and conceptual consquences of the pragmatic issues;
  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate studies from the three streams of subjects from the Architecture Major in design proposal(s);
  • Engage with and contribute to your own work and with the work of others in the studio.

Generic skills

  • A capacity for: verbal and two- and three-dimensional communication skills;
  • Critical evaluation of design ideas and decision making in their regard;
  • Appropriate use of design terminology;
  • Time management and meeting deadlines;
  • Succinct presentation skills entailing the appropriate use of media, format and abstraction.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Completion of 250 points of Bachelor of Environments subject including:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL30048 Architecture Design Studio: Air
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL30058 Architecture Design Studio: Sparks
Semester 1
Semester 2
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

  • Design Journal (equivalent to a 2000 word essay) approximately 40-50 hours of work per student due week 12 (20%);
  • Design Project Interim Submission 1 and 2 (including Component of research approximately 20 hours of work each ), due week 6 and 9 (10% each);
  • Design Project final submission (including final presentation, approximately 120 hours of work per student), submission in week 12. Presentation
    takes place during the examination period(60%).

Hurdle requirement: Attendance at least 75% of studios is obligatory. Failure to attend 75% of studios will normally result in failure in the subject.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorGregory Missingham
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours2 x 3 hour studios per week; 1 x 1 hour lectures per week (or equivalent hours).
    Total time commitment340 hours
    Teaching period26 February 2018 to 27 May 2018
    Last self-enrol date 9 March 2018
    Census date31 March 2018
    Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018
    Assessment period ends22 June 2018

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorGregory Missingham
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours2 x 3 hour studios per week; 1 x 1 hour lectures per week (or equivalent hours).
    Total time commitment340 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

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

340 hours

Further information

Prescribed texts

A bibliography relevant to the particular project will be included in the subject outline, which will be available to students prior to the first class.

Related majors/minors/specialisations

Last updated: 11 January 2018