Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Architecture and Studio
    • City as an Artefact
    • Special Places
    • The City: a Poetic Vision
    • Precedent Studies
    • Model Making
    • Inspiring Places
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • GAME
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. explore and interpret space, form and habitation, recognising human cultures, including indigenous, as manifest in the city
  2. generate concepts as the basis for designing small projects
  3. communicate design processes through media/techniques appropriate to the discipline of Interior Architecture
  4. reflect upon, evaluate and edit the development of work produced in this unit.
  • Assignment 1 - Exercise & Presentation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Design Project (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Reflective Folio (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit 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 unit, 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:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Interior Architecture Design 1.

An introduction to the world of designing – the act and the outcomes with an emphasis on the domain of the ‘interior’ and its creation through design. The unit introduces the discipline of Interior Architecture and the role of the Interior Architect as a practitioner with particular attitudes and beliefs. Community settings within the city are explored as the context of the interior: the city as cultural artefact, its conditions, its histories and spaces. Students will study the relationship between idea, space, form and structure as it is related to human culture that also recognises indigenous culture; analysis of the city as a representation of collective values; analysis, interpretation and creation of the elements of the city including interiors, pavilions, gardens, squares, streets, stairs, doors, gates and windows. There is a fieldwork component in this unit.

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