Subject details

  • Topics
    • Manual perspective
    • Habitat
    • Site analysis
    • Interacting with the landscape
    • Design/idea
    • Perception and form
    • Generating forms
    • Materials
    • Structure
    • Presentation
    • Portfolio
    • Review
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

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

  1. use precedents and observations to interpret, explore and synthesise ideas into small projects expressing relationships of the body to landscape, space, form, structure and materials
  2. develop alternative design propositions for inhabiting a given landscape
  3. refine and communicate a design proposition through a reflective and iterative design process in relation to site and self.
  • Assignment 1 - Presentation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 — Reflection (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment 1 — Investigation (30%)

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 have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

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.
  • SoftwareDetails - Students are required to purchase or have access to the Adobe Creative Suite of programs, namely Photoshop. The presentation techniques learned in this programs will be used throughout the Architecture Course.

This subject was previously known as Architecture Habitation Studio.

This subject explores the sense of place and the notion of inhabitation in architecture. It explores the built environment as a representation of collective values, investigates the relationship between ideas and architecture, and develops an understanding of primary architectural components: 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. Work Integrated Learning is incorporated through the design of projects on a real site.

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