Architecture Design Studio 2

Subject 702-240 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: 120 Hours

To be eligible to enrol in this subject students must have successfully completed subject 880104 (ENVS10004) Designing Environments.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Blair Gardiner
Subject Overview: The core of the undergraduate design sequence is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools. As an extension of Architecture Design Studio 1, the focus of this second design subject will be the generation and articulation of design possibilities in two-dimensional media through a series of studio projects. A variety of generative thinking methods, from brainstorming through aleatory, will be introduced alongside a range of two-dimensional media, from manual to digital. Linking these investigations will be the theme of water, which may be explored conceptually, metaphorically, structurally, or technologically - e.g. waterproofing, rain screen, hygiene, perspiration, sport centres, hydraulics, humidity, marine or riverine environments, pools.

For students to be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to interrogate a brief
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate a variety of design possibilities for a given situation
  • Develop basic skills in various two-dimensional media
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relationships between architecture and water through the application of the above
  • Develop the ability to make a case for proposals
  • First project assessment due at end of week 4 (15%)
  • Second project assessment due after week 12 (50%)
  • Reflective journals due week 13 (25%)
  • Participation (10%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Recommended texts:

Ching, Francis D K, 1979, Architecture: Form, Space & Order, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York. (most recent edition)

Bielefeld, Burt & Sebastian El Khouli, 2007, Basics Design Ideas, Basel: Birkhauser.

Jormakka, Kari, 2007, Basics Design Methods, Basel: Birkhauser

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

A beginning capacity for:

  • graphic communication skills (including orthographiic - plans, sections, elevations, axonometric and other like projections)
  • generation of design ideas
  • appropriate use of design terminology
  • time management and meeting deadlines
  • both verbal aand two-dimensional graphic presentation skills
  • relation of presentations to designs
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Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Architecture
Urban Design

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