Interior Architecture Spatial Enclosure Studio - 2016

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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: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Preliminary Design Project (25%) , Assignment 2 - Design Project (45%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,114.00
HECS 1,114.00
International 1,364.00

Continuing the theme of 'enclosure', the aim of this experimental unit is to explore various media of spatial 'enclosure', whether enduring or ephemeral, including events and encounters beyond the built environment. An understanding of the psychosocial, cultural, bodily aspects of experiencing enclosure is developed to finally inform, translate and synthesise these aspects into the realm of Interior Architecture in order to generate a key-stone project.

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At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. analyse relevant theory in relation to enclosure in various manifestations and realities
  2. synthesize theoretical propositions to create an original idea
  3. synthesize ideas, drawing and making skills, to speculate on the various media of experimental spatial enclosure
  4. reflect upon, edit and evaluate the development of own and others' work.
  • Assignment 1 — Preliminary Design Project (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Design Project (45%)
  • Assignment 3 — Visual Reflection Portfolio (30%)

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.

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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.

1Introduction to Unit
2Design Metaphor
3Food, Fashion and Architecture
4Design Process
5Space Planning
6Future Office
7Planning Systems Methods and Approach
8Design Briefing

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • 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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