DIS2910 - Virtual space B - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture


Dr Matthew Bird

Not offered in 2017


This unit provides students with basic 3D documentation and digital manipulation skills particular to applications in the built environment and develops students' understanding of computer-based design for virtual architecture. It builds sequentially upon the skills and knowledge of 2D digital architectural documentation processes by providing a focus upon spatial modeling and rendering principles and their applications. Emphasis is placed on developing students capabilities at generating virtual architectural representations, in static and animated form. This unit is undertaken as an area of specialisation within the interior architecture degree.


On successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. understand the principles and application of computer-based modelling and rendering for interior architecture
  2. be able to apply computing principles for 3D visualisation, technical documentation, information management, and presentation in relation to interior architectural design problems
  3. be able to generate still and animated communications and computer-generated renderings describing the construction methods and ambient qualities of interior architecture
  4. understand interactive visualisastion methods for the representation of interior architecture
  5. be able to analyse a range of different types of digital architecture presentation techniques,and apply this knowledge to creative work
  6. observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice.


Exercise: 30% + Project: 60% + Journal: 10%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, comprising: 3 taught hours (1 one hour lecture plus 2 tutorial hours) and 9 independent study hours

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


DIS1912 + Core for BIA and elective for other students