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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Art and Architecture
    • Perception of Space and Site
    • Diagramming Concepts
    • Sustainability
    • Modelling
    • Design from the inside out
    • Detailing
    • Structure and Forces
    • Materials
    • Presentation
    • Critique
    • Review
  • 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
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. express regional and communal values, aspirations, and meaning in architectural design
  2. apply knowledge of regional commsubjecty to generate architectural form
  3. design a medium scale building with public engagement that responds to site and place.
  • Assignment 1 - Presentation (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 1 — Investigation (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment 2 — Reflection (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.

This subject was previously known as Architecture Contexts Studio.

This subject investigates the impact of the physical and social context of a regional community on the design of a building and building groups. The design proposition is a medium scale public building in established regional settlements which provides students with an opportunity to understand local regions, their histories and to explore their potential futures. Work integrated learning is incorporated through exploring a range of complex social, regional and environmental factors in the production of architecture.

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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