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ARCH11-212: Architecture Design Studio 2 May 2018 [Standard]

General information

This subject introduces students to the urban realm. As such, students learn to respond to the opportunities and contingencies presented by urbanity, and develop sensitivities for contextual relationships of building forms, adjacencies, and programmatic scenarios. Projects will address concerns and desires of the public realm, including environmental considerations, adaptive re-use and the creation of public spaces. Key organizing principles and conceptual design ideas shall be explored that integrate and elevate fundamental spatial and planning elements, including circulation, program, climatic response and structure. A fundamental level of tectonic integration of material, structure and construction shall also be achieved. Students will be capable of building upon their foundational knowledge in semester one and expand their capacity for design thinking as a means of addressing increasingly complex spatial, programmatic and contextual scenarios. A technology component is integrated in this subject which will introduce a range of concepts and intuitive levels of understanding in primary construction and structural systems, through an in depth analysis of specific materials. Studies shall involve tectonics of materiality and construction, together with the manufacturing and fabrication processes involved. The material qualities of weight, colour, surface, reflectivity, luminosity, transparency, opacity, translucency, resonance and solidity are investigated alongside their mechanical, material and structural capabilities and properties. Principles in the consideration of material employment, such as measure, proportion, composition, integrity, energy, economy, climate, durability, weathering and context are also explored. Projects will be undertaken in co-ordination with design studies, and connections between the historical developments in building technology shall be linked to architectural history. Representational techniques used to communicate construction systems shall be explored and integrated via concurrent studies in digital design.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:ARCH11-212
Subject title:Architecture Design Studio 2
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:May 2018
Credit points:20

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Studio: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Studio 1
  • Studio: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Studio 2
  • Studio: x12 (Total hours: 72) - Studio 3


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Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Assurance of learning

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Conceptual abstraction, 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 public realm and an urban context (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 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 a growing repertoire of hand, 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. Demonstrate understanding of basic-to-mid level complexity structural and construction systems, tectonics and their manufacturing, assembly and fabrication methods and organisational implications (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2).
  7. Ability to represent construction and technical assemblies with 2d and 3d forms of representation (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.7.1, 3.7.2).
  8. Demonstrate understanding of application of appropriate materials in assembly and construction systems and how technological and environmental design involve the resourcing, configuration, and deployment of material in a variety of contexts (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.7.2).


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
In-Class Quiz - Individual Technology - Quizzes 9% Progressive 6, 7, 8.
Project Studio - Project 2 21% Progressive 1, 2, 4.
Project Studio - Project 3 35% Progressive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Project § Studio - Project 1 7% Week 2 1, 4, 5.
Project § Technology - Project 1 6% Week 6 5, 6, 7, 8.
Project Technology - Project 2 6% Week 11 6, 7, 8.
Showcase Portfolio Technology Portfolio 9% Week 14* 6, 7, 8.
Showcase Portfolio Studio Portfolio 7% Week 14* 1, 2, 3, 4.

Pass requirement

A pass grade is required in both technology and studio components to pass the overall ARCH11-212 subject.

  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

A series of field trips for Design Studio and Architecture Technology are scheduled for the semester. All students are expected to attend without exception. Attendance at all Architecture Lecture Series events is also required. Events take place at 6:00pm in the Forum, Abedian School of Architecture Building on the prescribed date.

Subject curriculum

Introduction, Site, The city, Research, Mapping

Suburban/Urban, Massing, Context

Patterns, Edges

Ideas, Material

Atmosphere, Experience

Circulation, The section

Climate, Program, Hybrid, Adaptive reuse

Organising Elements, Structure, Tectonics

Urban regeneration, Urban spaces

Proportion, Composition

Drawing techniques, Presentation

Site and foundations

Timber construction

In-class quiz and Masonry construction

Masonry construction

Masonry construction

Glass construction

Glass construction

In-class quiz and concrete construction

Concrete construction and Site visit

Steel construction

In-class quiz and Site visit

Approved on: Mar 18, 2017. Edition: 1.1
Last updated: Apr 26, 2017.