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Studio 4 (8970.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Design & Architecture



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    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (139532) - View

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    This studio unit explores design as a process that draws on precedent, creativity, tectonics and environment.
    The unit includes understanding of the integration of theory, spatial concepts and planning, structure and systems, material and detail in formulating design responses.
    Projects are used to explore spatial sequence and transition, circulation and movement, site and context, scale, form and construction, art in public places. Sustainable design is studied and integrated into the studio projects.
    Ethics related to design is introduced. Students undertake projects in a studio environment working individually and in teams.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. understand critical spatial, environmental concepts and the value of site and context to design;

    2. communicate design solutions through visualisation, digital media, and prototypes/models;

    3. appreciate theory and precedent as design determinants;

    4. understand sustainable design and passive technologies;

    5. understand the integral relationship between design, structure and detail;

    6. exercise critical judgement in relation to their own and others' work;

    7. demonstrate high level communication and presentation skills;

    8. demonstrate an awareness of ethics in design.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    6 hours per week


    Must pass (1) unit: 8969 Studio 3 or
    8283 Design Studio 2.1 (Interior Architecture) or
    8718 Design Studio 2.1 (Landscape Architecture) or
    8315 Design Studio 2.1 (Industrial Design).



    Assumed Knowledge


    Incompatible Units

    8316 Design Studio 3.1 (Industrial Design)
    8285 Design Studio 3.1 (Interior Architecture)
    8719 Design Studio 3.1 (Landscape Architecture)

    Equivalent Units

    8316 Design Studio 3.1 (Industrial Design) 8285 Design Studio 3.1 (Interior Architecture) 8719 Design Studio 3.1 (Landscape Architecture)

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