ARC1002 - Foundation studio 2 - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture


Dr Tom Morgan

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


Building on the basic architectural knowledge and skills attained in Architecture Foundation studio 1, this unit introduces students to a further level of complexity in the processes of investigation, critical observation, and experiment. The synthesis of a range of complex issues inherent in the production of architecture: material, structure, program, site, history and representation is further investigated in relationship to the production of architectural form.

Architecture Foundation studio 2 further emphasises the development of architectural designs through the three-dimensional and material testing of ideas. Students will continue the development of two and three-dimensional modes of representation. Studies will focus on developing a more nuanced understanding of design as a visual language and process of cultural production with a focus on social and environmental sustainability.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a basic level of competence in architectural design.
  2. Have the ability to undertake a level of complex analysis and respond appropriately to a brief.
  3. Have refined their understanding of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the architectural design process.
  4. Have acquired a range of skills in verbal, graphic and 3-dimensional presentation.
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


This is a semester-long project unit.

100% mixed mode

Workload requirements

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

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