Architecture Methods 5 - 2017

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Unit summary

BAS305

  • 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 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Portfolio (30%) , Presentation 1 (30%) - Learn more

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

This unit was previously known as Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Methods.

This unit explores the importance of visualisation in ideation, conceptual design and developed design. It consolidates previously learnt methods in site analysis and precedent studies. It focuses on investigation and application of three dimensional diagramming methods to represent complex spatial, programmatic and functional relationships. Work Integrated Learning is incorporated through exploring the use of three-dimensional methods in architectural practice.

This unit has BAS235 Architectural Contexts Methods as a mandatory prerequisite. If you have completed its co-requisite, BAS230 Architecture Contexts Studio prior to 2015, you are not required to enrol into BAS235 as BAS230 was previously counted as double unit. Please get a prerequisite waiver from Curtin to proceed with enrolment in BAS305.

*** Level 3 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 2 units or other relevant experience.
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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse national and international precedents drawn from theoretical positions using three-dimensional diagramming and digital modelling
  2. analyse a site in terms of cultural, demographic and geographical conditions using appropriate methods and technologies
  3. reflect upon and communicate your ideation and design process.
  • Portfolio (30%)
  • Presentation 1 (30%)
  • Presentation 2 (40%)

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 BAS300 PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into its co-requisite BAS305 as it was previously counted as double unit. From 2015, BAS300 must be enrolled at same time.

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
1Introduction and Precedent Analysis
2Site Analysis
3Diagramming
4Refine Diagrams
5Storyboard Diagrams and Drawings
6Detail Drawings and Models
7Folio Examples

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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