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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- 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
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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:
CUR-BAS110C 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.