12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Foundation Studio introduces architectural design as a process of investigation, critical observation, and experiment. The unit focuses on design as a process engaged with the three-dimensional and material testing of ideas. Projects will be formulated to introduce issues such as scale in relation to the human body, site and environmental contexts, basic techniques of three-dimensional composition and the correct use of architectural drawing conventions.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
- Demonstrate a progression to a basic level of competence in architectural design.
- Have the ability to undertake basic analysis and respond appropriately to a straight-forward brief.
- Have developed a basic understanding of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the architectural design process.
- Have acquired a basic range of skills in verbal, graphic and 3-dimensional presentation.
- Have acquired a basic range of skills in 3-dimensional and material testing of ideas.
- Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.
100% Mixed Mode
8 hours studio per week or equivalent and 16 hours of independent study.
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