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Architecture Studio 301 - BDES3010

Year - 2020

Architecture Studio 301 engages in students the observational, analytical, interpretative and speculative capacities required to produce a conceptually and tectonically grounded solution to a medium-scale urban architectural problem. It seeks initially to refine skills in the development of a thematic framework for design, the analysis of broad urban contexts and specific site conditions, together with a strong awareness of historical and theoretical conditions for design. Students deploy these analyses in creative and experimental ways via the design of a medium-scale building with a complex functional program. Students are required to integrate multiple criteria - including thematic, conceptual, programmatic, contextual, tectonic and technical concerns - into a persuasive architectural design proposition.

Lecture and studio contact, plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 9 hours per week.

Minor Project (30%), Major Project (50%), Portfolio (20%)


BDES2020 or (DESA2002 and DESA2111)






Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Architecture
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Michael Muir
HECS Band: 2
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