Architectural Design 4A

Course code ARBE6220Units 20Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

Introduces issues associated with architecture and urbanisation and specifically living and working environments with high occupation density and hybrid, complex programmes within cities. The course addresses relevant economic, environmental, political, regulatory, socio-cultural and technical contexts. Architectural theories and strategies are developed to respond to conflicting contextual and environmental constraints on design. Through progressive research, discussion and critique, students develop and present theoretical frameworks and project proposals using 2 and 3 dimensional media that integrates architectural design, communication, technical detail, environmental consideration, creativity, construction and theoretical knowledge.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesPrepare and present a rigorous design proposal
Develop and maintain a theoretical framework for architectural design
Present written, verbal and visual concepts and ideas
Demonstrate creativity and originality in architectural design
ContentIntroduction and history of urban building complexes and associated social, cultural and occupation density issues
Key strategies in housing
Diagrams and concepts
Planning and circulation
Podium and ground-plane design
Residential layouts
Technical design, detail and materials in multi-rise buildings
Conceptual ideas and thinking related to site qualities and issues
Structure and Egress
Environmental strategies
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeARBE3220 and ARBE3221
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Field Study
Student Projects
Assessment Items
ProjectsConceptual Design: Ideas Project
ProjectsSchematic Design
ProjectsTechnical and Detailed Design
ProjectsFinal Design
Contact HoursTutorial: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Student Projects: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Studio: for 60 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentMaster of Architecture
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6220