Subject details

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.
    • Introduction and Precedent Analysis
    • Site Analysis
    • Diagramming
    • Approaches to Sustainability
    • Individual Strategy and Concept
    • Feature Details
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

CUR-BAS230-Architecture Design 4

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, 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:

CUR-BAS305-Architecture Methods 5


Students who have completed BAS300 PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into its co-requisite BAS305 as it was previously counted as double subject. From 2015, BAS305 must be enrolled at same time.

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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  • Conceptual investigation (30%)
  • Reflection (40%)
  • Presentation (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

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