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ARCH13-215: Architecture Design Studio 5


Architecture Design Studio 5 engages students in complex urban scale projects that confront issues of architectural design in Civic and Urban scenarios of collective space. Projects shall require a greater deal of autonomous work by students who after four previous studios can direct a line of inquiry and sustain it through design work over a full semester. Projects in this subject shall involve complex public sites and institutional/civic programs. The creation of well developed, comprehensive design solutions that are informed by previous subjects is expected. There will be an urban studies component closely integrated within this studio. A focus on ""Global Cities"" will expose students to the complex issues of urbanisation and theories of city planning, by undertaking a comparative analysis of global cities, with an emphasis on the historical, cultural and geographical determinants of their urban morphology. Students will work individually and in teams through workshops and exercises to develop content awareness and application. Urban Studies lend a framework to the studio work.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in May 2020: $10,020

Learning outcomes

1. Conceptual abstraction, research, analysis, understanding, identification and observation of site, context, people, precedents and scenarios in regard to one's design work (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2).
2. Demonstrate an ability to develop articulate, considered, creative, thoughtful, climatically astute and contextual formal responses to architectural scenarios, particularly in relation to the urban context and medium/large-sized building scale (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2).
3. Develop a fundamental understanding of key organizational spatial and planning strategies in plan and section and their relationship to circulation, climate, structure, construction systems, materiality and programmatic adjacencies (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2).
4. Demonstrate an ability to develop and test a variety of sensitive design solutions in 2D and 3D, communicated via hand, digital, oral and written techniques (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.7.1, 3.7.2).
5. Demonstrate effective communication, collaborative and organisational skills in a group setting (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.7.2).
6. To develop understanding and knowledge of sensory aspects of architecture, and the phenomenology of experience paralleled by the measurement of the environment (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.6.1 and 3.6.2).
7. Develop and demonstrate an awareness of the broader cultural, social, environmental and political context in which architecture is practiced, including issues of local and global planning considerations and an understanding of the history of practice of urban design and issues of city planning (AIA Tertiary Education Policy 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.5.1 and 3.6.1).
8. Develop an understanding of cities and urban form, their morphology, scale, components, and interactions and the reasons for differences between urban conditions (AIA Tertiary Education Policy 3.1.1, 3.3.1, 3.5.1 and 3.6.1).
9. Dissemination of urban research and analysis, and the resulting application of design principles at the scale of the city communicated via appropriate large-scale representation techniques (AIA Tertiary Education Policy 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.6.2 and 3.7.2).

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  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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