Architectural Contexts Methods - 2016

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Unit summary

BAS235

  • 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: Portfolio (30%) , Project Report 1 (35%) - Learn more

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

Investigation of Ideation techniques. Students will engage in investigations supplemental to those in the co-requisite unit Architectural Contexts Studio and engage in the application and modelling of relevant contexts and precedents. Work Integrated Learning will be incorporated throughout the unit by using a mode of teaching where ideation and methods investigation will take place in workplace situations/ on sites/ simulation of the real world project/ interaction with community and industry etc.

This unit has BAS200 Architectural and Spatial Grammar Studio and BAS205 Architecture and Spatial Grammar Methods as mandatory prerequisites. If you have completed BAS200 prior to 2015, you are not required to enrol into BAS205 as BAS200 was previously counted as double unit. Please get a prerequisite waiver from Curtin to proceed with enrolment in BAS235.

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

  1. apply modelling skills to record and transfer information gathered on sites
  2. analyse and evaluate the precedent selected in Architectural Contexts Studio in order to use a physical study model
  3. demonstrate idea through drawing that deal simultaneously with scales of location and body.
  • Portfolio (30%)
  • Project Report 1 (35%)
  • Project Report 2 (35%)

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.

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.

Students who have completed BAS230 PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into its co-requisite BAS235 as it was previously counted as double unit. From 2015, BAS230 must be enrolled at same time.

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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.

NumberTopic
1Art and Architecture
2Perception of Space and Site
3Diagramming Concepts
4Sustainability
5Modelling
6Designs from the inside out
7Detailling
8Structure and Forces
9Materials
10Presentation
11Critique / Feedback
12Review

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • 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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