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Architecture Studio 3B - BDES3027

Year - 2020

As the culminating design studio for the degree, students are presented with the opportunity to develop an architectural position within their projects. Architecture Studio 3B continues themes from Architecture Studio 3A, extending design understanding with respect to programmatic ambition and situating a symbolic public building proposal within a specific urban site. Particular attention is paid to the conventions of architectural representation as 'Communications' to doubly generate as well as conceptually clarify design opportunities. Computational modes of modelling are a particular focus. Structural, technical and material thinking is encouraged in coherent relation to students' strategic design intent and through studied historical and cultural awareness. The studio consolidates students' abilities in communicating and translating architecture using advanced modes of graphic visualisation through 3D modelling software and associated fabrication potentials. Hybrid techniques for moving between computational and actual realms are promoted in parallel with clarifying attitudes toward contemporary built and un-built environments. Depth of design development is promoted via a dual emphasis: early analysis of exemplary architectural thinking coupled with intensive speculative and projective exploration. Students aim to produce conceptually challenging, integrated and compelling pre-professional architectural design projects confronting a variety of spatial contexts.

Lectures; Lab; Studio contact plus self-directed preparation and assignments - minimum student commitment of 18 hours per week.

Assessment 1: Phase 1 Design Presentation (20%); Assessment 2: Phase 2 and Communications Submission (20%); Assessment 3: Design Project and Portfolio (60%)


BDES3026 or BDES3010 or DESA3001 or BDES3616


BDES3020 or DESA3002 or BDES3012


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: Senior
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Catherine Lassen
HECS Band: 2
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