Architectural Design 1B

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop a sketch design proposal in response to a design brief

2. Undertake site and environmental analysis through site visit and research.

3. Present and argue design ideas graphically, verbally and with models.

4. Identify and interpret intellectual and ethical frameworks that inform architectural creative work.

Content

Section 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

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) program.

Assumed Knowledge

ARBE1100 Communication in the Built Environment 1 + ARBE1200 Architectural Design 1A

Assessment Items

Project: Design Project One

Project: Design Project Two

Contact Hours

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 6 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Sites Studies 1 Module (4U) comprises 4 x 2hr lectures, 2 x 2hr site visit and 1 x 2hr workshop

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Studio

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks