Subject details

  • Topics
    • Anthropometrics and Ergonomics
    • Standard Sizes of Elements
    • Introduction to Codes and Standards
    • Spatial Arrangement
    • The age of the Machine
    • Pop, Plastic and Post Modernism
    • Structure - Details, Materials, Joints and Connection
    • Cross Referencing
    • Documentation Packages
    • Trouble in Utopia
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of basic construction systems
  2. assess and apply knowledge of industry drawing conventions and standards through documentation drawings
  3. identify and integrate relevant industry standards and regulations to interior design problems
  4. formulate and execute an appropriate approach to a design solution that responds to industry standards.
  • Assignment 1 - Documentation Exercise (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Universal Access Case Study (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Stair Case Study (40%)

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 Functional Fundamentals.

An introduction to fundamental aspects of interior architecture practice including building standards and codes, documentation drawings, and basic principles of construction and detailing. Floors, walls and ceilings are investigated as interior construction systems. Aspects of compliance to building codes are introduced to inform universally accessible solutions to interior environments and appropriate approaches to vertical circulation. Computer aided drawing is introduced to form the communication tool for much of the assessment content.

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