Subject details

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

  1. work collaboratively to undertake a site analysis, documentation and measured drawings of a culturally significant site
  2. identify conservation principles inherent in statutory heritage guidelines to inform a design position
  3. analyse relevant theory in relation to past, current and possible future realities to inform a design brief for the interior of an historic building
  4. communicate an innovative design proposition that includes the complexities of a building’s physiological, cultural and sociological narratives and meanings and considers indigenous perspectives
  5. create a design response that synthesises knowledge and skills in ways that embrace history in a contemporary context.
    • Heritage Significance and the Burra Charter
    • Site Measurement and Documentation
    • Condition Reports
    • Examples of successful structures - revision
    • Heritage Consultants and Practice
    • Adaptive Reuse
    • Spatial Planning
    • Significance and Interpretation
    • Design Development
    • Materials and Memory
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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

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

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

CUR-BIA240-Interior Fundamentals 2
CUR-BIA250-Interior Design Studio 6 - Community
CUR-BIA260-Interior Design Studio 5- Structure


Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, eg from studying related Level 1 and 2 subjects or other relevant experience.

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

This subject was previously known as Interior Architecture Constructed Memory Studio.

Creative thinking is deployed in this studio unit towards initiating new design responses to adaptive re-use of historic buildings. Students undertake research methods to synthesise knowledge and technical skills in ways that embrace history, and includes indigenous perspectives, in a contemporary context. Concepts such as culture, values, memory and identity are explored.

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.

  • Report (25%)
  • Design Proposition (35%)
  • Resolved Design Presentation (40%)

Textbooks are not required.

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