Interior Architecture Tangible Environment Studio - 2016

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Unit summary


  • 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: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Reflection (20%) , Assignment 2 - Interior Design (30%) - Learn more

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

This unit will provide an understanding of spatial planning, hierarchies and adjacencies through exploratory mapping and diagramming. The unit will evaluate planning methodologies utilising built in and loose furnishing elements to define space and function of an interior through studio work and function workshops. Professional and industry design standards and building codes will be discussed and related to the planning and design of domestic and commercial interiors. Students will undertake construction documentation and detailing.

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

  1. apply professional industry standards to a design solution
  2. synthesise knowledge of ergonomics, anthropometrics and design theory into a design outcome
  3. create a design that demonstrates principles and appropriate use of scale
  4. compose a space that evaluates the implication of spatial occupation and planning gestures; evaluate own design in relation to professional standards and building codes
  5. implement design communication strategies and techniques to express design intent.
  • Assignment 1 — Reflection (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Interior Design (30%)
  • Assignment 3 — Final Design (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.

1Why do we plan, its benefits and use of 2dimensional and bubble diagramming
2Brief and Pre Design Stage, Building Codes, Design Brief and Site
3Planning Strategies. Furniture - typical sizes, layout plans and drawing styles
4Design Process
5Vertical and Horizontal access
6Views, Privacy and Publicity
7Light and shade, colour materiality
8Small Spaces
9Design Studio

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes
  • 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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