Complex Buildings Research Studio
Hit the drawing board as you conceptualise and design a complex building.Establish your own critical position from which to launch your project. Find inspiration in existing architectural designs. Consider spatial concepts and sustainability.
Enrolments for this year have closed. Apply for 2022
- 30 May 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- review and compare precedents to generate spatial ideas and forms in response to brief, users, and built purpose.
- critically evaluate complex design options in response to site, functional requirements, and cultural contexts.
- integrate knowledge of industry codes, structures and services in a complex building proposal.
- Spatial Intelligence
- Thinking Architecture
- Tower and Office
- National Construction Code
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- CUR-MAA406 (Not currently available)
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 MAA409 (previously MAA406) PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into its co-requisite MAA411 as it was previously counted as double subject.
- Other requirements -
Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone
This subject was previously known as MAA406 Complex Buildings Research Studio.
This subject focuses on the conceptualisation and design of complex buildings. The intellectual and methodological contextualising of a manner of making and how this is carried forward and affects the study and design of programmatically complex buildings projects. Students will develop a critical position which will inform the design of a complex building. Work Integrated Learning will be incorporated throughout the subject by using a mode of teaching where design activity will take place in workshop situations/ on sites/ simulation of the real world project/ interaction with community and industry.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
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- Preliminary Project Presentation (50%)
- Portfolio (50%)
Current study term: 29 May 22 to 28 Aug 22
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