12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Within this unit students engage in a range of studio design projects which have quota restrictions. For distribution into studio project groups, consideration will be given to student preference forms, academic performance, and previous design studio experiences. Weighted Average Mark (WAM) may be taken into account to ensure there is an even distribution of students in the studio project groups. Studio project group allocation will be decided by the Program Coordinator and Chief Examiner of the unit.
Advanced Architecture Studio 2 expands and consolidates advanced concepts and skills relevant to architecture design. It elaborates on architectural design as a process of investigation, critical observation, and experiment. It increases the emphasis on design as a synthetic process encompassing a range of complex issues inherent in the production of architecture. The unit continues the introductory-level development of design-based research. Studies in the unit will maintain a focus on developing design as a visual language and process of cultural production with an emphasis on social and environmental sustainability.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
- Demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in architectural design.
- Have the ability to critically analyse and successfully respond to the complex range of issues inherent in an architectural design project.
- Have achieved an increased understanding of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the advanced architectural design processes and to design-based research.
- Have acquired a high level of competence and consolidation of all presentation skills: verbal, graphic and 3-dimensional.
- 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
24 hours per week including 6 contact hours per week and 18 hours of independent study, or equivalent.
See also Unit timetable information