Subject details

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

  1. analyse a site through methods of observation and representation with the aid of appropriate communication tools
  2. apply diagramming, drawing and modelling conventions, including orthographic projection, as methods to investigate and communicate form and space in the built environment
  3. select, collate and communicate ideas and design processes.
    • Introduction
    • Site Analysis
    • Techniques of Expression
    • Simple Plans, Sections and Elevations
    • Composition
    • Concept Development
    • Analytical Diagrams
    • Orthographic Drawing
    • Architectural Photography
    • Graphic Layouts, Presentation Drawings
    • Folio Examples
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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

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

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-BAS110-Architecture Design 1


Students who have completed BAS110 PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into its co-requisite BAS115 as it was previously counted as double subject. From 2015, BAS110 must be enrolled at same time.

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 informs the architectural design process and explores the importance of visualisation of concepts, sketch design and developed design by an introduction to hand-drawn sketching, diagramming, photography, orthographic projection and modelling techniques and applications. Work integrated learning is engaged through developing fundamental design methods and communication in the architectural practice.

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  • Presentation 1 (20%)
  • Presentation 2 (30%)
  • Portfolio (50%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

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