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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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Architecture
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Sven Mehzoud


This unit will focus on the physical and qualitative properties of common materials employed in interior architecture projects. Projects will focus on the development of observation and analytical skills to support the investigation of these properties, and the potential for their application in design.


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

  1. identify common materials employed in interior architecture projects, and their qualities and physical properties
  2. explain basic structural principles as they pertain to different materials
  3. consider key issues of environmental sustainability in relation to material selection and design
  4. incorporate an understanding of materials in the critique and development of simple design proposals
  5. 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: 12 hours per week including 3 contact hours and 9 hours of independent study or equivalent

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)



IAR1211, IAR1201, IAR2201