Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction and Precedent Analysis
    • Site Analysis
    • Diagramming
    • Approaches to Sustainability
    • Individual Strategy and Concept
    • Feature Details
    • Folio Examples
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. synthesise and visually and verbally communicate complex spatial programmatic and functional relationships
  2. apply knowledge of studied precedents to the design of a medium scale public building
  3. generate and reflect upon a design of a medium sized public building through a theoretical position.
  • Assignment 1 - Presentation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Conceptual investigation (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 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 Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Studio.

This subject explores the use of theoretical positions in thinking about and making architecture. The subject uses precedent studies to generate diversity in students’ design approach to architecture. The design proposition engages a site at the periphery of the metropolis and is a medium scale public building. Work integrated learning is incorporated through the exploration and expression of theoretical positions through design simulating the real world conditions.

*** Level 3 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 2 subjects or other relevant experience. Ensure all Level 2 subjects have been completed before moving to Level 3. ***

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