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Master of Architecture Studio B (ABPL90285)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90285
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides an introduction to architectural tectonics, that is, established and continuing methods of integrating spatial definition, construction and program. Through a number of design projects students will integrate ideas of craft and fabrication, typology, social ritual and built context. This will be done through the design of a number of buildings with residential and community programs.

There will be a compulsory five-day workshop during the mid-semester break at which students will gain experience in the use of digital design programs.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Invent concepts for, and resolve the design of, small to medium-sized residential and community buildings;
  • Evaluate their work in relation to other exemplary spatial compositions;
  • Communicate their designs and the disciplinary context in a clear and professional manner.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • propose and evaluate the development of tectonic strategies;
  • propose alternative solutions to a spatial problem and assess their relative value;
  • develop visual and oral presentation techniques appropriate to particular professional situations;
  • respond creatively to complex and ill-defined problems;
  • apply independent thought and reflection;
  • make use of digital design programs.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL90284 Master of Architecture Studio A
Semester 1
25

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Assessment

  • Documentation and presentation of work to a panel of two projects; each project equivalent to 4500 words and each worth 45%;
  • Each project will run for six weeks, contain a precedent and reference study, an architectural design and a notebook recording the design thinking. All components of the project must be attempted and documented. Presentations of each project will be conducted at weeks 6 and 12;
  • 10% of the final grade is reserved for explicit evidence of reflective thinking in the notebook, equivalent to 1000 words and worth 10%. The notebook is to be submitted at the end of the semester.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorDonald Bates
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours124 hours total (1 x 1hr lecture per week, 2 x 3 hr studios per week, 1 x 5 day workshop during mid-semester break).
    Total time commitment340 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
    Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
    Census date31 August 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
    Assessment period ends17 November 2017

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

340 hours

Further information

Related courses

Related majors/minors/specialisations

Prescribed texts

None specified

Last updated: 29 April 2017