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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction
    • City as an Artefact, Context
    • Special Places
    • The City: a Poetic Vision
    • Model Making
    • Inspiring Places
    • Precedent Studies
    • Folio Examples
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment

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

  1. interpret spatial design and place making through conjectures in response to site opportunities and constraints
  2. generate ideas and concepts as the basis for designing small projects in terms of space, form and structure
  3. explore, interpret and synthesis space, form and inhabitation, recognising human culture as manifest in the built environment.
  • Assignment 1 - Investigation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Presentation (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Reflection (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

Entry Requirements

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone
  • OtherDetails -

    In this studio unit(s) students are required to purchase a number of specific items for hand drawing, sketching and presenting. These supplies will continue to be used and required throughout the course.

This subject was previously known as Architecture Studio.

This subject examines the relationship between idea, space, form and structure as it is related to human culture and a specific site. It engages in analysis, interpretation and creation of architectural language of the built environment through small projects using methods of communication concurrently being developed in other subjects. Work integrated learning is introduced through developing and understanding of the design process in architectural practice.

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.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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