Architectural Design 1B

Course code ARBE1220Units 20Level 1000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

This course facilities the development of fundamental design skills through the exploration of architectural concepts and processes. It seeks to develop the student's powers of observation, description, analysis and imagination. Primary architectural concepts of space, programme and site are integrated around the notion of 'work' and presented through various representation modes.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the end of the semester, the students should be able to exhibit the following skills:
Develop a sketch design proposal in response to a design brief.
Undertake site and environmental analysis through site visit and research.
Present and argue design ideas graphically, verbally and with models.
Identify and interpret intellectual and ethical frameworks that inform architectural creative work.
ContentSection and structure: Nature
Senses and space: Body
Materiality and representation: Display
Environmental design strategies: Sun and water
Site and structure: Landscape

The content of the Site Studies Module, integrated into the Architectural Design Studio, includes:
Site visit skills
Site survey, description and analysis
Nature, landscape and site: history and theory
Passive solar design
Rainwater harvesting
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeARBE1100 Communication in the Built Environment 1 + ARBE1200 Architectural Design 1A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Presentations - GroupDesign exhibition
Presentations - IndividualDesign analysis and proposals
Site analysis and environmental strategies
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Studio: for 6 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Field Study: for 6 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Design (Architecture)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE1220