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ABPL30037 Architecture Design Studio: Fire

Credit Points: 25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017


Timetable can be viewed here.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 x 3 hour studios per week; 1 x 1 hour lectures per week (or equivalent hours).
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours

Prerequisites:

Completion of 250 points of Bachelor of Environments subject including:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Assoc Prof Gregory Missingham

Contact

Email: g.missingham@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

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.

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.
Assessment:
  • Design Journal (equivalent to a 2000 word eassay) approximately 40-50 hours of work per student due week 12 (20%);
  • Design Project Interim Submission 1and 2 (including Component of reseach 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%).
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.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Architecture major
Environments Discipline subjects
Landscape Architecture major
Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
Restrictions for Breadth Options within the Bachelor of Environments - relating to specific majors
Urban Design and Planning major

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