Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Architecture
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Eduardo Kairuz


Building on the basic architectural knowledge and skills attained in Architecture Foundation studio 1, this unit introduces students to a further level of complexity in the processes of investigation, critical observation, and experiment. The synthesis of a range of complex issues inherent in the production of architecture: material, structure, program, site, history and representation is further investigated in relationship to the production of architectural form.
Architecture Foundation studio 2 further emphasises the development of architectural designs through the three-dimensional and material testing of ideas. Students will continue the development of two and three-dimensional modes of representation. Studies will focus on developing a more nuanced understanding of design as a visual language and process of cultural production with a focus on social and environmental sustainability.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a basic level of competence in architectural design.
  2. Have the ability to undertake a level of complex analysis and respond appropriately to a brief.
  3. Have refined their understanding of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the architectural design process.
  4. Have acquired a range of skills in verbal, graphic and 3-dimensional presentation.
  5. 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)

Workload requirements

24 hours per week, including 6 hours studio or equivalent and 18 hours of independent study