SDN3001 - Spatial design studio 4 - 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 Nicole Kalms


Dr Nicole Kalms

Not offered in 2019


SDN2001 or IAR2116, OHS1000


IAR3115, IAR3105, IAR2601


Students taking this unit will extend and explore transformational practices in spatial design with an intermediate level of complexity. Two fundamental modules will be explored: the first will be the integrate learning and the second will introduce students to the construction and fabrication of inhabited environments.

In the first module students will focus on responsive design practices. In the second module the conventions for documentation of project proposals, and communication with other building industry professionals will form important elements of the unit.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Respond creatively to design briefs of increasing complexity;
  2. Investigate relevant concepts and precedents in design discourse and incorporate these into design proposals;
  3. Demonstrate the resolution of competing needs during the development of a design proposal;
  4. Understand and identify the construction and servicing of spatial design projects and the relevant service principle underpinning these;
  5. Independently explore and communicate design schemes and strategies through appropriate modes of representation;
  6. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


Responsive design practices (30%)

Construction and fabrication (50%)

Folio (20%)

Workload requirements

24 hours per week including 8 studio hours and 16 hours of independent study.

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