Architecture and Interior Architecture Design Studio 1 - Small Structures
Build on your understanding of the primary architectural components: space, form, structure and materials. Engage in a reflective and iterative design process to create a new living space that reflects your ideas and complements its surroundings.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- observe, interpret, explore and synthesise ideas into small projects expressing relationships of the body to landscape, space, form, structure and materials
- develop alternative design propositions for inhabiting a given landscape
- refine and communicate a design proposition through a reflective and iterative design process in relation to site and self
- construct a habitable environment using appropriate materials and construction techniques
- sense of place
- notion of inhabitation in architecture
- built environment as a representation of collective values
- the relationship between ideas and architecture,
- space, form, structure and materials.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
Students who have completed BAS140 PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into BAS145 as it was previously counted as double subject.
- Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required.
- Software requirements - Software purchase required.
- Other requirements - Additional materials. Access to the internet. Provide an email address.
This subject was previously known as Architecture Design 2.
This subject explores the sense of place and the notion of inhabitation. It explores the built environment as a representation of collective values, investigates the relationship between ideas, human body and built form, and develops an understanding of primary components of space, form, structure and materials. It refers to and uses communication methods taught concurrently in other subjects. This subject requires students to create new structures for inhabitation at a personal scale that engage well with a given landscape, including solar, wind and sound. Work Integrated Learning is incorporated through the design of projects on a real site.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
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- Investigation (30%)
- Proposal (30%)
- Presentation (40%)
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