Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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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18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Architecture
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Nicole Kalms


Projects are student-generated and complex, usually addressing specialised commercial contexts. Building construction, detailing, and specifications are researched and documentation of these aspects is required as part of the project requirements. Students undertake detailed design development stemming from their earlier research studies in specific contemporary discourses and practices pertaining to their project. Students develop a fully professional resolution of all technical, philosophical and aesthetic aspects of their individual projects.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. demonstrate understanding of a specialist application of interior architecture, with particular reference to relevant contemporary interior, environmental and architectural design and discourse; and the complexity of human needs that this interior architecture application addresses
  2. competently articulate the personal aesthetic, cultural and social position represented by their design solution, in its technical resolution and detail
  3. demonstrate application of this research-based understanding and capability in the development of a fully resolved specialist set of interior architecture designs that resolve to a high degree all project factors
  4. be able to communicate resolution of the project with high quality presentations and professional level technical documentation
  5. self-manage the scheduling of project work
  6. identify, understand and be capable applying the pertinent building technologies, specifications, and documentation techniques
  7. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


Design projects: 80%
Project planning assignment: 20%

Workload requirements

8 studio hours and 28 independent study hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


IAR4117 and TAD4502 or TAD4523