Subject details

  • Topics
    • Return Brief
    • Site Analysis
    • Space Planning
    • Workplace Design
    • Statutory Requirements
    • Environmentally Sustainable Design
    • Product and Materials
    • Design Development
    • Communications
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject students will:

  1. analyse relevant theory in relation to various manifestations and realities of enclosure, particularly in relation to the evolving spatial typologies of work
  2. develop and create a return brief that is informed by client, site and research
  3. work collaboratively to explore and synthesise conceptual and pragmatic positioning of a design proposition
  4. reflect upon, edit and evaluate the development of own and others' work
  5. communicate an evidence-based response to a design proposition.
  • Assignment 1 - Return Brief Presentation (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Design Project (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Design Development 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 Spatial Enclosure Studio.

The aim of this experimental design studio is to explore relevant theory to inform, translate and synthesise relevant aspects of human occupation in relation to a design proposition. The focus of this unit is on contemporary spatial typologies of 'WORK' that are in significant transition catalyzed by new technologies. Students consider future projections of occupation to generate a design proposition and project. Site analysis is a component of this unit.

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