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



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit introduces 'change' as a key consideration of the Interior Architecture program. The unit builds on the experiences and skills developed in previous units to engage with design as a process of discovery, connecting introductory research concepts and studio activities.
Projects will focus on the temporal aspects of interior architecture, and the connection of design ideas, projects and experiences to change and transformation. Relevant approaches to representation will be introduced for both the development and communication of design schemes.


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

  1. explain key temporal concepts and their relevance to interior architecture
  2. employ exploratory strategies within an iterative design approach
  3. apply a range of time-based representation strategies and techniques to the development and communication of design schemes
  4. critique and respond to aesthetic, functional, sustainable and programmatic aspects in the development of a design proposal
  5. observe, reflect and build on processes undertaken in design production
  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

24 hours per week including 6 contact hours and 18 hours of independent study or equivalent

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Chief examiner(s)



IAR2113, IAR2103