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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to methods through a series of drawing activities
    • Introduction to Site Analysis
    • Crit & Techniques of Expression
    • Simple plans; sections; and elevations
    • Composition
    • Concept Development
    • Analytical Diagrams
    • Orthographic Drawing
    • Designing Darwinism
    • Architectural Photography
    • Graphic Layouts
    • Portfolio Examples
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • GAME
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. explore and develop techniques of observation, diagramming, documentation, drawing, photography and modelling
  2. use communication mediums and techniques appropriate to the discipline of Interior Architecture
  3. apply orthographic drawing conventions and model making techniques to communicate a design exemplar.
  • Assignment 1 - Investigation - Visual Diary (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Case Study (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

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Interior Architecture Methods 1.

Interior Methods introduces the student to ways in which designers communicate aspects of the built environment. Sketching, diagramming, photography, modelling and technical drawing are all introduced as tools for communicating observations of the built environment visually. Hand drawing and physical modelling techniques, fundamental skills that form the foundation of all visual communication in design, are the foci of the unit. There is a fieldwork component in this unit.

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