Architectural Design 2B

Course code ARBE2201Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

The design of a group housing project is considered with an emphasis on: the social and physical relationship between houses; the privacy gradient between public and private spaces; and use of the environment to facilitate good living environments.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Develop design strategies for group housing in relation to: the regulatory factors affecting its form, and its environmental and social context.
2. Provide conceptual and detailed strategies for how the external spaces around houses, in close proximity to each other, maintain privacy while creating a sense of community between the residents.
3. Develop an awareness of group housing as an architectural type, by studying and reflecting upon precedents.
4. Creatively engage the project brief.
5. Develop a detailed design for part of a dwelling.
6. Clear communication of a conceptual and detailed design for group housing.
ContentPreparation of a site analysis, conceptual design, schematic design and detailed design for the project.
Overview of housing precedents.
Discussion of issues concerning housing.
Students complete their work by presenting design drawings and scaled models at the conceptual, schematic and detailed stages of the design process.

Site Studies
Theoretical: landscape aesthetics, habitat theory, prospect-refuge theory
Topical: ecology, architecture and accountability; the human body and environmental health; topography and outdoor space;
Technical: Site analysis for the dwelling brief; site strategy options for the family dwelling; assessment of resource consumption
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeARBE1200 and ARBE1220
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Field Study
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Presentations - GroupSchematic Design, Developed Design
Presentations - IndividualSchematic Design, Developed Design
ReportsAssessment within the Design Project
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Student Projects: for 10 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Studio: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Field Study: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Design (Architecture)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE2201