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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Parametric Design
    • Points and Lines
    • Curves and Functions
    • Surfaces
    • Curvature & Surface Geometry
    • Carrier surfaces and Components
    • Parametric Component Design and Construction
    • Tessellation by Parametric Replication
    • Planar Fabrication
    • Digital Fabrication
    • Design Development
    • Model Fabrication
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

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

  1. develop research skills in analytical research methods appropriate for research of architectural systems
  2. apply methods and tools to a nominated project to analyse systems and inform design decisions
  3. use multiple modes of communication to illustrate methods of rigorous evaluation and testing of the nominated project
  4. synthesise findings and document outcomes in a critical review of a research project.
  • Assignment 1 - Portfolio (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Project Analysis (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Project Synthesis Report (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Architectural Systems Research Topics.

Students will develop research skills focused on digital, technological or environmental architectural systems through the analysis of a nominated research project. Students will conduct an in depth exploration of a complex architectural project with a diverse client profile, and a multi-layered response to environments. There will be a fieldwork component, the nature of which is dependent upon the focus of the research.

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