Subject details

  • Topics
    • Designing for a Client
    • Forming a Concept
    • Space Planning
    • Notions of Home
    • Office Typologies
    • Vertical Circulation
    • Privacy and Publicity
    • Inspiring Dwellings
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

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

  1. analyse project parameters to create a design brief
  2. formulate and execute a conceptual approach to a design proposal that is responsive to a particular client
  3. develop a spatial planning response driven by concept and brief
  4. implement design communication strategies and techniques to explore, express and reflect on design processes and intent.
  • Assignment 1 - Design Development Presentation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Final Design Presentation (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Project Brief (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

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 Tangible Environment Studio.

An introduction to exploratory mapping and diagramming of key aspects of spatial design including planning, hierarchies and adjacencies. A hypothetical client is introduced to inform the formulation of a design brief and the idea of tailoring a design solution to an individual person, within a residential typology. Students will attend site visits to inform their conceptual and pragmatic development of their design projects across a series of milestones, starting with an initial concept and idea, progressing to a preliminary design solution, before developing it into a resolved proposition for residential occupation.

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