Architecture Methods 1
Begin your exploration of architectural design methods. Learn how to develop concepts, then visualise them on page and on screen. Get a snapshot of photography’s role in the field of architecture. Start drafting your career in architecture here.
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- 02 Mar 2020
- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- analyse a site through methods of observation and representation with the aid of appropriate communication tools
- apply diagramming, drawing and modelling conventions, including orthographic projection, as methods to investigate and communicate form and space in the built environment
- select, collate and communicate ideas and design processes.
- Site Analysis
- Techniques of Expression
- Simple Plans, Sections and Elevations
- Concept Development
- Analytical Diagrams
- Orthographic Drawing
- Architectural Photography
- Graphic Layouts, Presentation Drawings
- Folio Examples
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
- 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 enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
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.
- EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.
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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.
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.