Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture


Associate Professor Ari Seligmann (Caulfield), Ms Jacqui Alexander (Prato)



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Evening)
  • Trimester 2 2016 (Off-campus block of classes)
  • Trimester 2 2016 (On-campus block of classes)



This unit provides focused study into aspects of architecture culture. The unit will develop critical capacities for comprehending and contributing to the built environment. This unit explores architectural culture through the lenses of historically and theoretically based speculative and material developments. Investigations will incorporate various methodologies and diverse points of view. Students will also gain awareness of the associated effects on and of architectural design.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and describe aspects of architecture culture
  2. Critically analyse and evaluate dimensions of architecture culture
  3. Compare and utilise methods and tactics involved in architecture culture
  4. Demonstrate skills for producing and communicating explorations of architecture culture
  5. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100% Mixed-mode assessment

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)

Associate Professor Ari Seligmann (Caulfield S2), Ms Jacqui Alexander (Prato T2-58)


Enrolled in Bachelor of Architectural Design and must have passed 96 credit points, OHS1000