Interior Architecture Design 1 - 2017

Unit summary


  • 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 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Exercise (10%) , Assignment 2 - Design Project (40%) - Learn more

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

This unit introduces the students to the world of designing - the act and the outcomes. It emphasises the domain of the ‘interior’ and its creation through design. It introduces the discipline of Interior Architecture and the role of the Interior Architect as a person with particular attitudes and beliefs. Community settings within the city are explored as the context of the interior; the city as cultural artefacts; its conditions and spaces. Students will study the relationship between idea, space, form and structure as it is related to human culture; analysis of the city as a representation of collective values; analysis, interpretation and creation of the elements of the city including interiors, pavilions, gardens, squares, streets, stairs, doors, gates, windows.

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

  1. explore and interpret space, form and habitation, recognising human culture as manifest in the city
  2. generate concepts as the basis for designing small projects
  3. communicate design processes through media/techniques appropriate to the discipline of Interior Architecture
  4. reflect upon, evaluate and edit the development of work produced in this unit.
  • Assignment 1 — Exercise (10%)
  • Assignment 2 — Design Project (40%)
  • Assignment 3 — Reflective Folio (20%)
  • Presentation (30%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

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.

  • Additional materials

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Interiors. What is IA? Education of and Interior Architect. What are the tools? Architecture versus IA?
2Form, mass, volume, symbolism, symmetry, balance
3Introduce the Assessment 1, Looking at the city: how is exterior space considered interior? Outside and inside?
4Site visit to the city
5Discussions of the development of the grid for design Assessment 1
6Precedent Studies - concept
7Precedent Studies - design ideas, body and site, (anthropometrics)
8Precedent Studies - idea into form
9Design development
10Design development - review position
11Review processes
12Folio and reflection examples and strategies

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
  • 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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