Subject details

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

  1. investigate, manipulate and test spatial typologies using data collection, drawings, modelling and photography
  2. use digital and physical modelling to explore, test, refine and present a project
  3. reflect upon and communicate ideas and design processes.
    • Spatial typologies
    • Testing Space: Modelling
    • Design through Plan
    • Design through Section
    • Design through Diagram
    • Testing Space: Architectural Photography
  • 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

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

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

CUR-BAS145-Architecture Methods 2

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-BAS200-Architecture Design 3


Students who have completed BAS200 PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into its co-requisite BAS205 as it was previously counted as double subject. From 2015, BAS200 must be enrolled at same time.

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.

This subject was previously known as Architecture and Spatial Grammar Methods.

This subject informs the architectural design process and investigates the relationships and translations between digital and physical modelling, drawing, and photography, and their application in design. Work Integrated Learning is incorporated through reflecting the design process in practice.

This subject has BAS140 Architecture Habitation Studio and BAS145 Architectural Habitation Methods as mandatory prerequisites. If you have completed BAS140 prior to 2015, you are not required to enrol into BAS145 as BAS140 was previously counted as double subject. Please get a prerequisite waiver from Curtin to proceed with enrolment in BAS205.

*** Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 subjects or other relevant experience.Ensure all Level 1 subjects have been completed before moving to Level 2. ***

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  • Presentation 1 (Non-Marked) (0%)
  • Presentation 2 (50%)
  • Portfolio (50%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

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