Architecture Methods 1 - 2017

Unit summary

BAS115

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Portfolio (30%) , Presentation 1 (35%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,131.00
HECS 1,131.00
International 1,381.00

This unit informs the architectural design process and explores the importance of visualisation of concepts, sketch design and developed design by an introduction to hand-drawn sketching, diagramming, photography, orthographic projection and modelling techniques and applications. Work integrated learning is engaged through developing fundamental design methods and communication in the architectural practice.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse a site through methods of observation and representation with the aid of appropriate communication tools
  2. apply diagramming, drawing and modelling conventions, including orthographic projection, as methods to investigate and communicate for and space in the built environment
  3. select, collate and communicate ideas and design processes.
  • Portfolio (30%)
  • Presentation 1 (35%)
  • Presentation 2 (35%)

Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Students who have completed BAS110 PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into its co-requisite BAS115 as it was previously counted as double unit. From 2015, BAS110 must be enrolled at same time.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — In this studio unit(s) students are required to purchase a number of specific items for hand drawing, sketching and presenting. These supplies will continue to be used and required throughout the course.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction
2Site Analysis
3What is a Crit, Techniques of Expression
4Simples Plans, Sections and Elevations
5Composition
6Concept Development, The Stopping Place
7Analytical Diagrams, Design Materials
8Orthographic Drawing, Performance Places
9Design Darwinism
10Architectural Photography, Crossing Over
11Graphic Layouts, Presentation Drawings
12Folio Examples

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Interactive Games
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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