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ARCH10-137: Designing for Climate


This subject explores architecture and its relationship to the natural environment to further the principles and values of sustainable design. Primary environmental design principles will be expanded to include observations of cities and their regions including cultural, societal, climatic and economic systems and challenges. A range of concepts and understanding in building science and climatic analysis will be introduced along with discussion around resilience, advanced passive systems, building skins and envelopes, materials and microclimates.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,630
  • Commencing in 2023: $2,700

Learning outcomes

1. Develop critical and holistic thinking between ecological systems and architecture and urban regions. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of the key values and principles of sustainable environmental design. 3. Develop enquiry, discussion and engagement with the complex issues of sustainability. 4. Develop effective presentation and communication skills. 5. Ability to work collaboratively and contribute constructively to a team environment.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022