Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will:

  1. analyse relevant theory in relation to current realities and possible future environments
  2. synthesize theoretical propositions identifying concepts and patterns, to create an original spatial proposition
  3. explore design methodologies, to speculate on experimental spatial enclosures that re-vision the environment
  4. evaluate and communicate the development of own and others' work
  5. investigate and synthesise possibilities for spatial typologies, geographic variance and material realities.
    • A Culture of Consumption and Extreme Users
    • Sensory, Visual and Spatial Ethnography
    • Analysing Interiors: Understanding the User Experience
    • Search for Meaning: Themes, Patterns and Insight
    • From Insight to Ideation
    • Ideate & Brainstorm
    • Conditions, Collisions and Connections
    • Tactile, Tangible & Physical
    • Macro_Narrative, Assembly & Sequence
    • Micro_Body-interior relationships
    • Communicating Your Design
    • Critical Reflection
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online materials

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

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

CUR-BIA300-Interior Design Studio 8 - Well Being
CUR-BIA320-Interior Design Studio 7- Adaptive Re-Use

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

This subject was previously known as Interior Architecture Extreme, Complex and Bizarre Studio.

This theory informed design studio unit aims to synthesize and stretch the students' understanding and application of design methodologies towards speculating on and imagining new visions for the future. It focuses on extreme, complex and bizarre environments, such as space travel or the underground bunker. Philosophical and theoretical readings are explored as other ways of thinking and seeing the world. Similarly, possibilities for geographic, built and spatial typologies and material realities are investigated. This unit involves fieldwork.

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Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Group Project Presentation (35%)
  • Individual Project Presentation (15%)
  • Design Project (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

undergraduate CUR-AIA-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Applied Science Interior Architecture

  • Level Four Subjects
  • Level Four Subjects - Honours Stream