Architecture Design 2 - 2018

Unit summary

BAS140

  • 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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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,169.00
HECS 1,169.00
International 1,419.00

This unit was previously known as Architecture Habitation Studio.

This unit explores the sense of place and the notion of inhabitation in architecture. It explores the built environment as a representation of collective values, investigates the relationship between ideas and architecture, and develops an understanding of primary architectural components: space, form, structure and materials. It refers to and uses communication methods taught concurrently in other units. This unit requires students to create new structures for inhabitation at a personal scale that engage well with a given landscape. Work Integrated Learning is incorporated through the design of projects on a real site.

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

  1. use precedents and observations to interpret, explore and synthesise ideas into small projects expressing relationships of the body to landscape, space, form, structure and materials
  2. develop alternative design propositions for inhabiting a given landscape
  3. refine and communicate a design proposition through a reflective and iterative design process in relation to site and self.
  • 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. Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Manual perspective
2Habitat
3Site analysis
4Interacting with the landscape
5Design/idea
6Perception and form
7Generating forms
8Materials
9Structure
10Presentation
11Portfolio
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
  • 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.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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