Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture


Dr Matthew Bird



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit introduces 'context' as a key consideration of the Interior Architecture program. The unit builds on the experiences and skills developed in previous units to engage with the social aspects and collaborative processes of design.

Projects will focus on the social, cultural and physical contexts of interior architecture. The development of key observation and representation skills will underpin useful perspectives for design development and communication.


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

  1. investigate a range of contexts for the development of a responsive design proposal
  2. identify and engage with the broader social context of design and studio work
  3. consider aesthetic, functional, sustainable and programmatic aspects in the development of a design proposal
  4. observe and reflect upon the processes undertaken in design production
  5. articulate aspects of the role of the interior architect in relation to other built environment professionals and related disciplines
  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 6 contact hours and 18 hours of independent study or equivalent

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