Architectural Design 2A

Course code ARBE2220Units 20Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

The preparation of a schematic and developed design for a house is discussed and developed with an emphasis on: the internal organisation of rooms; the relationship between the inside and outside environments; the outdoor room and the material quality of the spaces created.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Develop design strategies for a house in relation to its brief, environmental context and issues of a sustainable house design.
2. Provide conceptual strategies for how the internal spaces of a house relate to each other and to the external environment.
3. Clearly communicate a schematic and developed design for a house.
4. Develop an awareness of the house as an architectural type by studying and reflecting upon precedents.
5. Creatively engage the project brief.
6. Develop the understanding and application of architectural design theories and processes.
ContentPreparation of conceptual design, schematic design and developed design for a dwelling
Overview of house precedents
Discussion of issues concerning the house and its architectural presentation
Students complete their work by presenting design drawings and scaled models at the conceptual, schematic and detailed stages of the design process

Design Studies includes;
Conceptual design
Theories and practices of architectural composition
Aesthetics of materials
Plan and elevation relationships
Detailed elemental designfloors, ceilings, columns, windows and doors
Theories of proportion
Graphic analysis as a way of designing
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeArchitectural Design 1B
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Presentations - GroupSchematic Design, Detailed Design
Presentations - IndividualSchematic Design, Detailed Design
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Studio: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Field Study: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Student Projects: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Studio: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Design (Architecture)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE2220