IAR2411 - Contemporary interior architecture - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 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 (Semester 1)
Associate Professor Ari Seligmann (Semester 2)


Dr Matthew Bird (Semester 1)
Miss Tama Abeynaike (Semester 2)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


AHT1101 and enrolled in the Bachelor of Interior Architecture or permission from Unit Coordinator


This unit introduces the history and theory of selected Australian and international interior architecture since 1968. The unit will also introduce methods for the written, spoken and visual analysis of buildings including site visits, analytical case studies and other forms of analysis. In addition to the theoretical and historical contexts of the spaces studied the unit will investigate their contribution to interior design and spatial practice.


Upon successful completion of the unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the history, theory and context of post 1968 interior architecture and spatial practice;
  2. Apply basic research skills appropriate to the discipline;
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of analytical technique applicable to examine interior architecture;
  4. Evaluate selected buildings and their contribution to spatial design and interior architecture;
  5. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to sustained independent practice and in order to collaborate safely with peers.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study, or equivalent.

See also Unit timetable information