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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Diego Ramirez-Lovering


Foundation Studio introduces architectural design as a process of investigation, critical observation, and experiment. The unit focuses on design as a process engaged with the three-dimensional and material testing of ideas. Projects will be formulated to introduce issues such as scale in relation to the human body, site and environmental contexts, basic techniques of three-dimensional composition and the correct use of architectural drawing conventions.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a progression to a basic level of competence in architectural design.
  2. Have the ability to undertake basic analysis and respond appropriately to a straight-forward brief.
  3. Have developed a basic understanding of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the architectural design process.
  4. Have acquired a basic range of skills in verbal, graphic and 3-dimensional presentation
  5. Have acquired a basic range of skills in 3-dimensional and material testing of ideas
  6. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study


100% Mixed Mode

Chief examiner(s)

Ross Brewin

Contact hours

8 hours studio per week or equivalent and 16 hours of independent study.