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 First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Nicole Kalms


This unit provides an overview of approaches to the history and theory of interior architecture. The unit will also introduce methods for the written and visual analysis of interior architecture. The unit will investigate dialogues between history, theory and interior architectural design.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the history and theories of the interior
  2. develop a critical approach to the socio economic, political and cultural contexts of selected interior architecture projects
  3. identify and critique significant interior architecture projects and their contribution to contemporary interior practice
  4. demonstrate a basic understanding of techniques applicable to the visual analysis of interior architecture
  5. inform and integrate design processes with theories of the interior
  6. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100% mixed mode

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours and 9 hours of independent study or equivalent

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