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Design in Architecture - BAEN1001

Year - 2020

This unit of study will give the student an understanding of the design for a small scale building in an urban context. It teaches the foundations for an interdisciplinary design process between the fields of architecture, architectural science, and urban planning. Architectural aspects including typology, scale, proportion, structure, program and materiality are investigated. Students learn the complexities of architectural design, from concepts, ideas and design models to applied aspects including programmatic, structural, material requirements, limitations of a particular site, or city conditions. The unit equips students with conceptual tools and design skills from analogue modelling and graphic representation to digital drafting, rendering and fabrication, and verbal and written communication. On the successful completion of this unit of study, students will have demonstrated: an understanding of the architectural design process; an understanding for a small scale architecture project; and an ability to express concepts and designs creatively, clearly and cohesively across a range of representation media.

lectures 1 hr/week; studio 3 hrs/week

weekly exercises (30%); design project (30%); portfolio (40%)

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Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Architecture
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Francois Blanciak
HECS Band: 2
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