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This subject is a two week intensive design studio held typically on the first two weeks of July. The workshop will be run by visiting staff from the Architectural Association, School of Architecture, UK as well as teaching staff from MSD. The subject introduces students to contemporary digital design techniques, toolset and workflow, striving for innovation in design resolution. Design briefs are wide ranging from urbanism intervention to 1:1 material systems, refer to subject’s website www.projecttoria.com, , usually published 1st week of April. The studio runs a unique vertical system where students develop project with their peers and is supported by a public program of seminars, lectures, design reviews and exhibition of outcome. All projects are conducted in group work. This subject is run concurrently with AA Visiting School (Graduate) subject. This subject provides opportunity for undergraduate student to develop design skills in a graduate school design studio environment.
Students will be required to undertake online learning modules or attend a workshop for specific software used during the subject. This usually take place one week prior to the start of the subject.
Students will be required to purchase modelling and exhibition materials for the course excluding software; cost approx. $250 to $350 per person. Subject may have off campus activities with incidental cost for travel and accommodation - detail will be published on the subject’s website www.projecttoria.com, usually published the first week of April.
Prescribed software tools
Drafting and modelling software (e.g. McNeel Rhino, Autodesk AutoCAD)
Image editing software (e.g. Affinity Photo)
Vector editing software (e.g. Affinity Designer)
Layout software (e.g. Affinity Publisher)
Details of software availability and pricing are captured at https://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/student-experience/it-support
Intended learning outcomes
Students who have successfully completed this subject should be able to:
- Work cooperatively and professionally as part of a small team to deliver a design project;
- Apply critical reflection, analysis and self-critique in the development of architectural concepts and its resolution;
- Apply creative use of representational techniques, design methodologies, drawing systems and graphical methods in the production of compelling architectural presentation drawings;
- Explore and examine innovative use of materials, representational techniques, fabrication techniques and technologies in the construction of compelling physical models.
On completion of the subject students should have developed:
- Gaining an understanding of design methods through reasoning and application of digital and physical mediums;
- Develop an understanding of the creative use of 2d and 3d representational and graphical techniques in the production of architectural presentation drawings;
- Exploring and learning the use of appropriate materials and fabrication techniques in the construction of physical models to express architectural ideas;
- Develop skill to work collaboratively in a team to deliver design project.
Last updated: 31 January 2024