Interior Architecture Technology 2: Formations (11027.1)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|School Of Design And The Built Environment
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Throughout the unit, the construction of interior space is analysed through seven hierarchically analogous layers that both contain and form interior space:
5. Systems (atmospheric, water supply, appliances)
The unit aims to provide students with the ability to differentiate construction systems and layers in the formation of interior space, and the intellectual and technical skills to represent and critique construction technologies relevant to the discipline.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify and classify independent technologies of spatial construction;
2. Analyse and apply multi-scalar logic linked to conceptualization and representation of spatial construction;
3. Contextualize innovation in construction within political and historical contexts;
4. Explain the construction of studied entities through the accurate production of graphic documents, physical and digital models; and
5. Produce precise, accurate and highly communicative construction documents.
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 - 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Individuals entering this program will bring with them a diversity of attributes and
experiences. As a student of the University you will develop the qualities of critical thinking,
curiosity and reflective practice. You will be required to use foresight, initiative and
leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. When you graduate, you will continue to
learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change.
Prerequisites11026 Interior Architecture Technology 1: Anatomy.
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Required readings will be uploaded to Canvas online.
Ernst Neufert and Peter Neufert, Architect's Data, John Wiley and Sons: Chicester, United Kingdom, 2012.
Quentin Pickard, The Architects Handbook, Wiley-Blackwell: 2008
Constructing Architecture: Materials, Processes, Structures: A Handbook, Basel, Birkhauser, 2013
Allen, E., 2007, Architectural Detailing: function, constructability, aesthetics (second edition), Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons (available online via UTS Library)
Details in Architecture: Creative Detailing by some of the World's Leading Architectus, Malgrave, Vic, Images Publishing, 1999 - 2003
Ching, F., 2014, Building Construction Illustrated, Hoboken, New Jersey, John Wiley and Sons
Atelier Bow-Wow, 2007, Graphic Anatomy 1, Toto Shuppan, Tokyo
Atelier Bow-Wow, 2014 Graphic Anatomy 2, Toto Shuppan, Tokyo
Abalos, I., 2017, The Good Life: A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity, Park Books
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
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
Submission requirements and protocols
It is UC policy that students submit all written work on Canvas in the appropriate assignment dropbox for this unit. You should ensure that your name, student number, and unit name is provided on the front cover and as a running head on each page.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the correct version of any given assignment is submitted by the due date and time as indicated in the unit's Canvas site and unit outline.
Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format or other requirements may be penalised through a reduction in marks.
Where students are required to submit models, drawings, posters or other physical artefacts that cannot be submitted electronically, students must create an electronic record (digital image, scanned copy, PDF version, or video) of the artefact and submit this in the appropriate assignment dropbox as evidence of their completed and on time submission.
Students will not be required to submit preparatory field notes, visual journals or design studio portfolios, unless specifically required as part of the unit assessment tasks. Students may be asked to provide evidence of these in class at the request of the unit tutor or unit convenor.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Full attendance at all lectures, studios and seminars is expected. Students must contact the studio tutor in advance if they are unable to attend. There is a significant link
between a student's attendance/participation, and the quality of their learning outcomes demonstrated by the submitted assessable project components.
Please advise the Unit Convener if you are unable to attend a particular class or studio.
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 Queensland Government (links to an external site) guidelines, and Follow TAFE Queensland communications for current health and campus advice https://tafeqld.edu.au/current-students/health-advice.htmlLinks to an external site.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have advanced skills in word processing, report compilation and digital presentation programs such as Revit, Photoshop and InDesign.
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 $500 per semester.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made during tutorials/practicals, or sent to your University of Canberra student email address, will be deemed to have been made to the whole group. Students are responsible for regularly checking their UC student email.
Consultation with Staff
Contact with staff should generally be within the allocated class times. Consultation outside of these hours shall be made by prior appointment, and in addition to, not in lieu of, the scheduled class time. Students who fail to attend classes, and who do not have a medical or Counsellor's certificate or other genuine reason for missing classes, should not expect additional tutorial or consultation time.
Please note: staff are not able to return calls to long distance or mobile telephone numbers after normal hours or on weekends or holidays. Emails are normally not checked or answered at nights, on weekends or on public holidays.
Teaching staff (and particularly part-time staff) may not be able to attend to phone calls or reply to emails immediately. Please ensure any urgent matters are brought to their attention within the allocated class time, or request assistance in notifying the Convener through the Administrative Assistant for the Course.
Due to the requirements of professional accreditation, samples of student work will be retained and stored at the University for periods of up to three years. Where possible, each student should make a copy of any assignment (prior to submission), as that work may be retained and inaccessible thereafter.
Late Collection of Assignments
Designers, and design students, are expected to take responsibility for their work. In the context of the design studios, this is considered to include both submitting the work on time, and collecting it following assessment.
Collection times will be advised for submissions where appropriate. Where a project/assignment is not collected by that time, the project is subject to a 5% marks penalty. The project may be discarded without further notice.
This penalty will not apply when prior arrangements have been made with the Unit Convener, or when the work is being retained, such as for accreditation.
Project materials are to be cleared away at the end of each studio session. Unless work is identified for retention by staff, work not collected at this time will be disposed of.
In addition, studios are to be cleared of work and generally cleaned up at the end of each semester. Projects not removed by the advertised date may be discarded without further notice.
Courtesy in Tutorials/Studios
All mobile phones are to be turned off during seminar presentations and
group discussion sessions. Laptop computers may only be used for purposes directly related to the seminar/group discussion (i.e. no games, emailing, internet browsing etc.).
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