Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction
    • The Big Picture
    • Mechanical and Environmental Systems
    • Acoustics
    • Structure
    • Facades
    • Setting Parameters
    • Extracting Information
    • Drawing conclusions
    • Review
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials

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

  1. critically assess the methods of application of environmental and technological systems to a complex architectural project in relation to the need to sustain the natural and built environment
  2. critically assess the methods of application of environmental and technological systems to a complex architectural project in relation to the needs and aspirations of building users and the community
  3. evaluate the application of structural systems, including construction elements, materials and building components, to a complex architectural project
  4. communicate in multiple modes, applying international standards, to illustrate methods of rigorous exploration and testing of the nominated project and systems
  5. synthesise and document exploratory findings related to a complex architectural project.
  • Assignment 1 - Environmental explorations (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Technological explorations (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Group (35%)

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 Advanced Applied Architectural Systems.

Students will explore the applied advanced architectural environmental and technological systems of a complex architectural project with diverse client profile, and a multi-layered response to environments. Using skills and knowledge’s relating to their understanding of multiple contexts, students will produce an outcome that will focus on a range of analytical, modelling and testing methods. In doing so they will develop an understanding of the interaction and relationships between key elements of the design, as a means of informing future design decision making processes. There will be a fieldwork component, the nature of which is dependent upon the focus of the research.

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