IAR1113 - Interior architecture studio 1 - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Matthew Bird


Dr Matthew Bird

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)






This unit introduces 'habitation' as a key consideration of the Interior Architecture program. The unit will introduce designing as a series of activities and approaches, developing outcomes in response to specified human needs.

Projects will focus on the design of spaces for habitation, and the issues, needs and values inherent in such an approach. Key conventions for the exploration and communication of spatial proposals will form an important part of the studio, and will form a foundation for later studies.


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

  1. Prepare a design proposal in response to a simple project brief;
  2. Consider aesthetic, functional, sustainable and programmatic aspects of design outcomes;
  3. Demonstrate the use of 2D and 3D techniques to communicate design ideas;
  4. Engage with concepts relevant to the inhabitation of space as key concerns of interior architecture;
  5. Record the processes undertaken in the production of a design proposal using a range of media;
  6. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

24 hours per week including 8 contact hours plus 16 hours of independent study, or equivalent.

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