Architecture Studio 2 PG (7893.7)
|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||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Examine the role of research in design;
2. Formulate specific design research fields and methods;
3. Inspect architecture's rapport with specific ideas; and
4. Propose formal, spatial and programmatic resolution of a major urban project.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
The Master of Architecture course promotes the processes of urbanization as a laboratory for architectural research. Following a studio in Hybrid Architecture (Architecture Studio 1 PG), Architecture Studio 2 PG is devoted to the problem of Housing. In S2 2021, the studio problem is Experiments in Multi Unit Housing. A Project Brief will be provided on the Studio Canvas Site at the beginning of the semester containing additional details.
Prerequisites7628 Architecture Studio 1 PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Mr Max Maxwell|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mr Max Maxwell|
The following is compiled to provide studio members with information on base documents, to place their study work in wider analytic and critical contexts, widen perspectives, and to provide some key sources for the formal analysis case studies.
The lists will assist studio members to broaden their philosophical views and support their arguments in both case studies and the project development phases.It is expected that students are further researching the literature based on their specific topics developed during the studio.
The following talks or links to online sites provide additional background elements for the Studio:
- IMAGINE: Space10 https://space10.com/podcast/
IMAGINE is a single-season podcast exploring the brave new world of shared living. It deeply dives into everything from groundbreaking discoveries about making "cities for people" to the latest research into well-being, and from Denmark's largest co-housing communities to SPACE10's own Playful Research into co-living. Featuring insights from architects, anthropologists, designers and urban planners, it reimagines the future and shows how shared living could help solve some of our biggest challenges.
- Moneo, Rafael (2013). Buildings Aren't Objects Alone. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td3M8wemTzo
This presentation by Rafael Moneo was part of the Getty Conservation Institute's symposium, "Minding the Gap: The Role of Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment," held on May 21, 2013 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. This event looked at how today's architects insert new buildings in historic urban areas in ways that conserve the special character and quality of the existing environments while potentially creating the heritage of tomorrow.
Chey, Katy. Multi-unit housing in urban cities from 1800 to present day. New York and London: Routledge, 2018.
Fry, Tony. Re-Making Cities. An introduction to urban metrofitting. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.
Leupen, Bernard and Mooij, Harald. Housing Design. A Manual. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2011.
Mackay, David. Multiple family housing : from aggregation to integration. London: Thames and Hudson, 1977.
Sherwood, Roger. Modern housing prototypes. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, c1978. https://archive.org/details/ModernHousingPrototypes/page/n1
Sim, David. Soft City. Building Density for Everyday Life. Island Press, 2019.
Simmel, Georg. Bridge and Door. The Metropolis and Mental Life. In Rethinking Architecture ed. Neil Leach, Routledge, 1997.
Pommer, Richard. Weissenhof 1927 and the modern movement in architecture / Richard Pommer, Christian F. Otto. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
Risselada, Max. Alison and Peter Smithson: A Critical Anthology. Barcelona: Polígrafa, 2011.
Sbriglio, Jacques. Le Corbusier : l'Unité d'habitation de Marseille et les autres unite¿ d'habitation à Rezé-les-Nantes, Berlin, Briey en Forêt et Firminy = the
Unité d'habitation in Marseilles and the four other unité blocks in Rezé-les-Nantes, Berlin, Briey en Forêt and Firminy.
Sherwood, Roger. Modern housing prototypes. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, c1978. https://archive.org/details/ModernHousingPrototypes/page/n1
Tadao Ando : complete works. Francesco Dal Co.. London : Phaidon, 1995.
Tadao Ando 1: Houses & Housing. Tokkyo: Toto Shuppan, 2007.
Teige, Karel. The Minimum Dwelling, The MIT Press, 2002.
Total housing: alternatives to urban sprawl. Barcelona, New York : Actar, 2010.
Ulrike Wietzorrek. Housing+ : on thresholds, transitions, and transparencies / [texts, Ulrike Wietzorrek ... et al. ; translation from German into English, Steven Lindberg]. Basel, Switzerland : Birkhaüser, 2014.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Studio members should regularly check the Studio Canvas Site for updates and clarifications.
Non-Conforming Submissions of Assessment Items
Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format or other requirements will be penalised through a reduction in the grade.
Late submissions, received after the published due date for assignments (or later than any approved extension due date), will be penalised. A late submission will attract a penalty of 5% for the first day, then an additional 5% per day for days 2 to 6. A weekend shall count as 1 day for the purposes of this policy. On the 6th day the assignment must be submitted for assessment, regardless of its stage of completion. If a submission is not received before 5pm on the 6th day, it will receive a mark of 0%. Students are responsible for ensuring that late submissions are received by your Tutor.
Students should discuss the date, time and location of the late submission with their Tutor. Unless otherwise agreed with the Tutor, all late submissions must be submitted to the Design Discipline Administrative Office, Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 9.30 am and 3.00 pm. Each item (eg., drawings, model, documentation) should be individually date stamped, then stored as directed until grading. Late submissions are not the subject of presentation by the student.
Special assessment requirements
If circumstances beyond your control prevent your submitting an assignment, notify your Unit Convenor at the time they occur. You can apply for an extension due to illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Supporting documentation is normally required. Doctor's or Counsellor's Certificates, dated at the time of the difficulty, will be accepted as grounds for Special Consideration.
Feedback will be provided in the form of verbal comments and critique during studio classes and at review Juries. In architectural education and practice a fundamental vehicle for receiving feedback is the verbal response or critique. Architects are expected to listen carefully and dispassionately to what is said and respond accordingly. It is therefore important that you develop the facility for recording what is said - this may include enlisting a fellow student to take notes of what is said during your presentation and then you do the same in return.
3 dimensional physical models
Architects create models of architecture to manifest ideas in three dimensions. More than records of already developed designs, models are integral to the creative, generative process of inventing new structures. In this way, modeling need not be concerned entirely with realism or authenticity – some level of abstraction of site features or materials may be more effective. You will need to provide most of your own purchased, recycled or salvaged materials.
Drawings and other graphics
Presentations will usually require site plans, floor plans, sections and details, site elevations, building elevations and perspective drawings. These can be hand drawn or digital, depending on the particular assignment. Design technical drawings should generally be to a scale and labeled as such. Presentation of earlier concept and site sketching can also be useful. Always ensure the scale of graphics is suitable for the presentation, usually viewed at a distance of around 2–3 meters.
‘Stand up' presentations
An ability to present, explain and justify your work is an essential task of any design professional. Students will be required to stand up, pin up, and ‘talk to your work,' presenting your ideas and explaining your design to a group. You will be given time slots with time for questions. You should be able to discuss your aims, design process and how you have approached the design. It's often a good idea to jot down some key points for presentation and discussion. Often presentations will be to a panel of visiting critics (a design jury). You will need to design your presentation assuming the guest has no prior knowledge of the project site, program or your previous design work. Students should sit in on all other student's presentations and ask questions. Final presentations to a design jury should provide an opportunity for group learning, and a satisfying conclusion to each project. Late submissions are not the subject of stand up presentation.
Accreditation and Submission Materials
Some submissions materials will be held for program accreditation purposes. University of Canberra staff and sessional studio tutors are not responsible for submission materials. Students are required to retrieve submission at the end of the jury day as noted. Unless special arrangements have been made with the unit convener or your studio tutor items that are not collected as required may be discarded without further notice. This is particularly important at the end of semester, when the studios and pin-up spaces must be cleared for graduation exhibitions. A 5% penalty on the relevant assessment item may be applied if this is not adhered to.
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.
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
Studios are to be cleared of work at the end of each class. Students are responsible for removing their materials and equipment. Students that fail to remove their materials and equipment may be penalised through a reduction in marks.
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 lectures and studios and contribution over the semester is expected. Presentation and discussion of your work in progress in weekly studio sessions is essential for the development of your architectural skills in meeting the learning outcomes of the subject and for your architectural education. Participation in studio sessions and reviews provides important opportunities for feedback.
Please advise your Studio Tutor if you are unable to attend a particular class or studio.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have advanced digital drawing and modeling skills; advanced on-line research skills; and advanced word processing skills necessary to participate in weekly studios, to source reference material, and to prepare design development and final presentation drawings, 3D physcial and digial models, and process and final presentation materials.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Additional information, including assignment and submission requirements will be provided in separate handouts. Reading and complying with this information and instruction is a requirement for students enrolled in this unit.
Announcements made during studios, seminars, lectures, or posted on to the unit moodle site and/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 for individual emails that the Unit Convener may decide to send.
Consultation with Staff
Contact with staff should generally be within the allocated class times. Consultation outside of these hours shall be 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 Counselor'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 studio session 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 may be retained and stored at the School 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
Architects, and architecture students, are expected to take responsibility for their work. Collection times will be advised for submissions where appropriate. Where a project/assignment is not collected by that time it may be discarded without further notice or a penalty of 5% applied. 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.