Architecture Studio 2


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, program and site are integrated around the notion of 'work' and presented through various representation modes.



  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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.


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


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

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


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


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


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