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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 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $1,945

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.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021