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Subject details

  • Topics
    • A Culture of Consumption and Extreme Users
    • In the Field: 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
    • Prototype and Feedback: Tactile, Tangible & Physical
    • Prototype and Feedback: Macro_Narrative, Assembly & Sequence
    • Prototype and Feedback: Micro_Body-interior relationships
    • Communicating Your Design
    • Critical Reflection
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion 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

At the completion of this subject students will:

  1. analyse relevant theory in relation to current realities and possible future environments
  2. synthesise theoretical propositions to create an original spatial idea
  3. synthesise ideas, and drawing and making skills, to speculate on experimental spatial enclosures that re-vision the environment
  4. reflect upon, edit and evaluate the development of own and others' work.
  • Assignment 1 - Project (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Design Project (50%)

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

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

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

Continuing the theme of 'enclosure', this subject aims to stretch and synthesise the students' understanding and application of design methodology towards speculating on and imagining new visions for the future by focusing on extreme, complex and bizarre environments, for example, prisons, 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.

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.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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