Architecture Design and Technical Integration Studio - 2017

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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 - Investigation (20%) , Assignment 2 - Schematic Design (20%) - Learn more

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

This studio is a summation of the Architecture Studio units for the Bachelor of Applied Science and includes Design: Studies into the design and development of buildings of medium rise, complexity and scale. Investigations into the project contexts and relationships between site and building. Integration of developed ideas and services into the building form and envelope. Development of strategies to apply constructional, servicing, organisational and environmental systems and processes. The co-requisite for this unit is Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Methods, where this studio’s project is communicated via visual, oral and written techniques. 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/ simulation of the real world project/ interaction with community and industry etc.

This unit has BAS300 Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Studio and BAS305 Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Methods as mandatory prerequisites. If you have completed BAS300 prior to 2015, you are not required to enrol into BAS305 as BAS300 was previously counted as double unit. Please get a prerequisite waiver from Curtin to proceed with enrolment in BAS330.

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

  1. hypothesise on a potential architectural problem
  2. evaluate key issues associated with an architectural problem
  3. create a hypothetical solution in response to an identified architectural problem.
  4. apply strategies and systems to aid the development of a resolved architectural proposition.
  • Assignment 1 — Investigation (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Schematic Design (20%)
  • Assignment 3 — Detail Design (40%)
  • Assignment 4 — Reflective Publication (20%)

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.

BAS335 must be taken at the same time as BAS330.

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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.

1Urban Contexts
2Planning and Feasibility Studies
3Diagramming and Formal Types
4Housing Typologies
5Mixed-use Developments
6BCA and Other Regulations
7Sustainability and Multi-family Housing
8Design Development: Interiors, Services and Circulation
9Construction Methodology
10Building Envelope Considerations
11Design Communication

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • 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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