Urban Design Studio
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- using appropriate research methods, identify, analyse and compare data related to controlling planning, development and design principles of urban contexts and projects from local and international sources to create speculative urban propositions
- application of creative imagination, and evaluate and synthesise design options, employing three dimensional and other modelling processes, values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts to develop an urban design project in response to brief, users and regulatory requirements and international standards
- evaluate, synthesise and communicate the values embedded within the wider and regional context and respond through an architectural schematic design project considering scale, place users and the regulatory framework
- City of Experience
- The Urban Text
- City of Figures
- City of Forms
- The Delirious City
- The Speculative City
- Panoramic City
- Void and Order
- Housing Complex and Typology
- Research in Practice: An exercise in generative urban massing
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required.
- Software requirements - Access to the Internet.
- Other requirements - Admission to degree may be required.
Students will engage with research to understand theories and methods of urban design to stimulate thinking about urban possibilities in the context of the climate crisis and a decarbonising agenda. Students will be asked to consider urban histories and strategies that incorporate multiple cultural perspectives, knowledges, practices and cultural context. They will also be involved in the exploration, development and demonstration of design skills for urban projects, incorporating: the analysis of urban contexts, understanding the role that urban design projects play in shaping the public domain and the practice of making speculative urban propositions. Work Integrated Learning will be incorporated throughout the subject by using a mode of teaching where design activity takes place in workshop situations / on sites / simulation of the real world project / interaction with community and industry.
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- Conceptual Urban Design Presentation (50%)
- Urban and Architectural Design Presentation (50%)
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