Interior Architecture Expressive Structures Studio - 2017

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Unit summary

BIA260

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Report (30%) , Assignment 2 - Project (20%) - Learn more

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

Students will explore the nature of structures and their principles, to gain an intuitive understanding through model making, experimentation, technological methods as well as some basic principles. This unit will also incorporate field work throughout the semester as well as furniture workshops.

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

  1. identify basic elements of the structural principles of compression and tension
  2. apply a knowledge of basic structural elements and constructions to a design methodology
  3. analyse the response of structural elements within a given design context
  4. evaluate structural systems in order to integrate into a design
  5. create and assemble structures that explore form and design methodology.
  • Assignment 1 — Report (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Project (20%)
  • Assignment 3 — Project (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.

NumberTopic
1Loads
2Typology of a Wall
3Expression of Structure
4The Design Competition
5Materials
6Joins and Connections
7Consideration on presenting your ideas
8Expression of Form
9Communicating your Ideas
10Precedents to Inspire

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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