Architecture Design 2 - 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: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Investigation (30%) , Assignment 2 - Reflection (40%) - Learn more

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

This unit was previously known as Architecture Habitation Studio.

Habitation - the individual and the landscape. Studies of the relationship between ideas and architecture. Recognition of primary components: space, form, structure and material. Explorations within given landscapes to create new structures for inhabitation at the personal scale. Work integrated learning will be incorporated throughout the unit by using a mode of teaching, where design activity will take place in workshop situations, on sites and simulation of real world projects as well as interaction with the community and industry.

This unit have BAS110 Architecture and Interior Architecture Studio and BAS115 Architecture and Interior Architecture Methods as mandatory prerequisites. If you have completed BAS110 prior to 2015, you are not required to enrol into BAS115 as BAS110 was previously counted as double unit. Please get a prerequisite waiver from Curtin to proceed with enrolment in BAS140.

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

  1. use appropriate precedents and two dimensional computer aided design to construct manual perspectives
  2. create an evocative perspectival image to demonstrate a designed proposition for inhabitation of the landscape
  3. create and develop a proposition for inhabitation in relation to site and self through an iterative design process.
  • Assignment 1 — Investigation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Reflection (40%)
  • Presentation (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.

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 BAS140 PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into its co-requisite BAS145 as it was previously counted as double unit. From 2015, BAS145 must be enrolled at same time.

  • Other special requirement — Students are required to purchase or have access to the Adobe Creative Suite of programs, namely Photoshop. The presentation techniques learned in this programs will be used throughout the Architecture Course.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Manual perspective
3Site analysis
4Interacting with the landscape
6Perception and form
7Generating forms

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
  • Web 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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