Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Matthew Bird


This unit introduces 'habitation' as a key consideration of the Interior Architecture program. The unit will introduce designing as a series of activities and approaches, developing outcomes in response to specified human needs.
Projects will focus on the design of spaces for habitation, and the issues, needs and values inherent in such an approach. Key conventions for the exploration and communication of spatial proposals will form an important part of the studio, and will form a foundation for later studies.


On successful completion of this unit, students will have the ability to:

  1. prepare a design proposal in response to a simple project brief
  2. consider aesthetic, functional, sustainable and programmatic aspects of design outcomes
  3. demonstrate the use of 2D and 3D techniques to communicate design ideas
  4. engage with concepts relevant to the inhabitation of space as key concerns of interior architecture
  5. record the processes undertaken in the production of a design proposal using a range of media
  6. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100% Mixed Mode Assessment
Includes progressive assessment and folio.

Workload requirements

On campus: 24 hours per week including 8 contact hours and 16 hours of independent study or equivalent

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