Interior Architecture Constructed Memory Studio - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • 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: Assignment 1 - Report and drawings (20%) , Assignment 2 - Project (30%) - Learn more

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

Students in this unit will apply knowledge and technical skills to embrace history in contemporary interior contexts. Exploration of design concepts that express memory through the identification of values inherent in a heritage building is undertaken to develop adaptive re-use solutions through the use of technology.

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

  1. produce measured drawings that demonstrate technical skill and knowledge of structure and materiality of a culturally significant building
  2. identify the principles of design inherent in statutory heritage values, and use these principles in formulating a highly resolved system of technologies for the interior
  3. transform a new interior functional brief into a sensitively resolved and integrated design insertion within a heritage building
  4. apply structural logic and technological strategies to a design that expresses the memory of a heritage interior.
  • Assignment 1 — Report and drawings (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Project (30%)
  • Assignment 3 — Design proposal (50%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

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

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Heritage Significance and the Burra Charter
2Site Measurement and Documentation
3Condition Reports
4Examples of successful structures - revision
5Heritage Consultants and Practice
6Adaptive Reuse
7Spatial Planning
8Significance and Interpretation
9Design Development
10Materials and Memory

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • 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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