Urban Design Research Methods
Create models and drawings to communicate a solution to an urban design problem.Be inspired by urban design data from a variety of local and international sources. Expand your understanding of urban contexts. Present your finished design solution.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- use appropriate research methods and codes to identify, analyse and integrate urban design principles of local and international urban contexts and sites
- investigate and apply three dimensional forms and spaces through ordering, sequencing and modeling to inform the design process and proposal
- communicate the resolution of urban and architectural design project in regard to site composition and spatial planning through applying manual and digital graphic techniques and 3-D modelling form and spatial relationships
- City of Experience
- The Urban Text
- Reviews / Examples
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
- CUR-MAA407-Urban Design Research Studio
- CUR-MAA403 (Not currently available)
Students who have completed MAA407(previously MAA403) PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into its co-requisite MAA408 as it was previously counted as double subject.
- Other requirements -
Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone
Students will investigate methods of research to develop, communicate and present urban and architectural design solutions. These methods will be applied to the urban contexts being studied in the co-requisite Urban Design Research Studio.
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- Conceptual Design Project Presentation (50%)
- Portfolio (50%)