Architecture Studio 4 (11025.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply and evaluate a range of approaches to architectural design;
2. Critically analyse and successfully respond to the complex range of issues impacting architectural design projects;
3. Develop a coherent critique of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the architectural design process; and
4. Work within externally recognised standards and guidelines present and evaluate design solutions utilising verbal skills, graphic and three-dimensional digital fabrication tools.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Prerequisites11017 Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning AND 11023 Architecture Studio 1
Assumed knowledgeThe requisite skills and knowledge acquired during first and second year study of the Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Ms Ann Cleary|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Ms Ann Cleary|
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Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Each Studio Submission 1,2,3,4 is to be submitted in a studio pin up format with verbal presentation to your tutor group and visiting guest professionals as advised by the studio convener.
The record of the Studio submission including drawings in PDF format and photographs of physical models (analogue and digital) is to be uploaded to the Canvas unit site following the studio presentation.
Use of text matching software
The criteria for the assessment of architecture studio design submissions (Assessment Submissions 1, 2, 3, 4) address the Unit Learning Outcomes with a focus on:
- the integrity and transparency of the design process and thinking
- the understanding of the contextual and cultural parameters informing the design
- the exploration of three dimensional spatial quality and spatial progression
- the articulation of a vocabulary of architectural language consistent with the
- clarity and coherency in resolving program requirements, spatial organisation, and
architectural form and scale within well integrated site responses
- the exploration of materiality and tectonic within the architectural intent
- demonstrated skill and technical ability to resolve a design proposal at a detail level, especially in regard to sustainability strategies
- demonstrated initiative, creativity and rigor
- demonstrated skill to present and convey a resolved design proposal with graphic,
verbal and conceptual clarity
- collaborative and professional behaviours, including participation in class, working within a team, and at all times adhering to the code of professional conduct for Architects.
The studio project will also be specifically graded according to the following concerns:
Concept: The creative and critical merit of design ideas and strategies
Site: The merit of contextual considerations and well integrated site responses within the design strategy
Form: The merit of the design composition of volume, space, light, structure, enclosure, detail, movement, circulation, and relation to context and climate.
Program: The merit of the design organisation of spatial functions, public/private interface and planimetric and volumetric considerations
Technology: The merit of the design structure, materials, construction, servicing and environmental sustainability as relevant to the studio focus
Resolution: The level of the design development, refinement and detail
Presentation: The effectiveness of graphic, three-dimensional, written and verbal communication of the design.
In support of the required set of drawings, plans, sections, details, you are expected to develop diagrams demonstrating the following in reference to Accreditation Subject Areas:
- Imagination and Creative Thinking
- Analysis, Precedent and Critical Judgment
- Design Strategy and Design Integration
- Chosen Materials and Construction/ Structural System
The final presentation should also demonstrate:
- How the research and analysis leads to a civic architectural proposition;
- How the depth of analysis and concept development is synthesized in to a comprehensive architectural position in an articulated, coherent final project resolution.
- How an appreciation of context, brief, sustainability, social and environmental concerns is demonstrated through articulation and refinement of the architectural project.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practise effective physical distancing;
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice
Attendance at scheduled classes and contribution over the semester is expected. Presentation and discussion of your work in progress is essential for the development of your design skills in meeting the learning outcomes of the subject and for your architectural education. Participation in studio sessions ( remote learning/ on campus sessions) and reviews provides important opportunities for feedback and demonstrates that the submitted work is your own.
In order to receive a grade of Pass or better, students must bring their work in progress to studio sessions, reviews and juries as detailed in the unit outline. Assessment items that have not been presented for review during the semester as required may not be submitted for final assessment.
Please advise the Unit Convener if you are unable to attend a particular class or studio.
This relates to the level of collaborative and professional behaviours exhibited in the Studio including participation in class, working within a team, and at all times adhering to the code of professional conduct for Architects
Good Studio Practices – The following additional Discipline specific regulations and procedures are designed to ensure equity for students in the submission, feedback and assessment of projects.
It is a requirement for the successful completion of the learning outcomes, and for professional accreditation of this unit, that students attend on-campus or remote learning sessions as advised and participate in all studio classes. On-campus participation in scheduled studio classes is an essential part of the learning process. Engaging in academic discourse with other students and with the tutor/unit convener will provide a greater connection to learning, garner a range of opinions and knowledge in addition to providing the opportunity for greater clarity and assistance in achieving unit outcomes. It is expected that students maintain a minimum overall studio /on-campus/ remote learning participation level of 80% or above, assessed as professional behaviour. It is the student's responsibility to contact the unit convener and tutor prior to class to let them know they are not coming to class and why. It is the student's responsibility to make up all missed information and learning from the class time.
Students are in particular required to attend on-campus and participate in all Studio Reviews/Critiques or Juries. Where a student is not able to come to such a session they will have to negotiate a new time with the unit convener at a time convenient to both. External work duties, assignments for other units and holidays do not constitute relevant reasons for missing class or Studio Reviews/Critiques or Juries.
Studio Clean Up/ Shared Use
Studios are to be cleared of work at the end of each class. Students are responsible for removing their materials, equipment, progress models and drawings as needed to ensure clear teaching spaces for subsequent studios.
Required IT skills
As necessary to facilitate architectural studio submission and presentation, and use the unit learn on line site.
Materials and equipment needed to undertake the projects, such as drawing and model making materials, and costs associated with any site visits, are generally the responsibility of each individual student. This could be in the order of $300-$500 per semester.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Project Handout: Architecture Studio 4 Civic/Public Architecture will be provided as a supplement to this Unit Outline. It details the Studio Project that forms the learning focus for the design proposal. Reading and complying with this information is a requirement for students enrolled in this unit.