Design Studio 3.2 (Architecture) Graduation Studio (8404.5)
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|Discipline Of Built Environment And Design||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomes1. On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: Interpret the socio-cultural and urban significance of civic architecture;
2. Compare architectonics of public and civic buildings in relation to the city;
3. Examine skills needed to think and articulate architecture across the wider culture;
4. Demonstrate judgment, and critical reflection on architecture as a cultural milieu; and
5. Demonstrate critical reflections on sustainability.
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 - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
Prerequisites8399 Design Studio 3.1 (Architecture)
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Some texts, readings or other reference material may be identified or provided during lectures or studios. Also refer to listings posted on this unit's LearnOnline site for this unit and e reserve links. Students are expected to undertake self-directed research and sourcing of reference material as required for each project.
von Meiss, Pierre, Elements of Architecture , from Form to Place, New York: Spon Press, 2007
Balmer, Jeffrey& Swisher, Michael, Diagramming the Big Idea, Methods for Architectural Composition, Routledge NY, 2012
Clark, Roger,H. and Pause, Michael, Precedents in Architecture, Analytical Diagrams, Formative Ideas and Partis, New Jersey, John Wiley &Sons, 2005
Ruby, Ilka &Andreas, Groundscapes, The rediscovery of the ground in contemporary architecture, GG, Barcelona, 2006
Brownell, Blaine, Matter in The Floating World, Conversations with Leading Japanese Architects and Designers, Princeton Architectural Press 2011
Baeza, Alberto Campo, Idea, Light and Gravity, TOTO Publishing, Tokyo, 2009
Holl, Steven Parallex ,Princeton Architectural Press, NY 2000
Holl, Steven, Urbanism: Working with Doubt, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.
Holl, Steven, Anchoring : selected projects 1975-1988
Toyo Ito, Recent Projects ADA EDITA, Tokyo 2008
Tadeo Ando, Recent Projects,,ADA EDITA, Tokyo, 2009
Ed. Nakamura M., Yoshida, N., Curving Line & Surface, 10 Architects, JA, Tokyo 2015
MacKeith, Peter Ed. Archipelago essays on architecture 2006
John Wardle, Volume, Thames+Hudson, Melbourne,2008
In addition to readings, for this semester students should familiarize themselves with city scale civic precedent projects. This might include but is not limited to works by: Alvaro Siza; Alvar Aalto; Renzo Piano; Steven Holl; Rem Koolhas, Kengo Kuma; Tadeo Ando; SANAA; Herzog &de Meuron; Snohhetta; BIG, John Wardle; Sean Godsell; Durbach Block Jaggers; Neeson Murcutt, ARM, Donovan Hill, Tzannes, TZG.
In order to develop a studio culture and shared library of reference materials, studio members are encouraged to share analytic, concept, precedent and reference images and materials with the aim of developing a library of images for your ongoing professional use.
Design methodologies and abstract conceptual approaches undertaken in studio should be supported by and further extended by your readings of seminal texts and urban theory.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Drawings and models are to submitted on the day and time as noted in the Timetable of the unit outline and as specified in the specific assignment handouts distributed in the tutorials and available on this unit's Learn on Line site.
A .pdf copy of all assignments is required to be submitted online via this unit's Learn on line site
including photographed or scanned images of any drawings or 3d models.
3 dimensional physical models
Over the millennia, architects create models of architecture to manifest their immaterial dreams 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, modelling 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 labelled 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 metres.
‘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
Special assessment requirements
i.) Submission requirements and protocols
It is UC policy that students submit ALL written work on 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 learn on line site and unit outline.
CD/DVD/USB/emailed assignment submissions will not be accepted unless agreed with the unit convener under special circumstances. 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 may be required to submit preparatory field notes, visual journals or design studio portfolios, if 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.
ii.)All assessments must be submitted at the due time and date and in the form and manner stated in the assessment outline.
Only in exceptional circumstances as stated in UC policy, will applications for an extension be considered. An extension needs to be applied for in writing and in advance of the submission date. The application must specify the length of the extension being sought and provide documentation such as counselling or medical certificates that cover this period. Extensions can only be given for the period stated in the documentation submitted. Counselling certificates are not a guarantee of an extension.
A late submission will attract a penalty deduction in line with UC Policy.
All assessments must be submitted on time in order to pass the unit.
Unless otherwise stated in the Unit outline. Re-submissions for failed work will not be accepted.
This assessment policy is designed to be fair to all students. Adherence to deadlines is essential in the design professions.
Students should aim to complete all work to a high standard. In the event that the assessment is incomplete at the due date, students are encouraged to submit their work at the stage they are up to.
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 will be penalised through a reduction in marks.
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.
If circumstances beyond your control prevent your submitting an assignment, notify your Tutor 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.
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.
Critique Feedback and return of material
Apart from the grades/marks/comments given for the progressive assignments through Learn on line, feedback will be provided in the form of verbal comments and critique during studio classes and at juries. An ability to present, explain and justify their work is an essential task of any design professional. Students will be required to stand up, pin up, and talk to their work, presenting their ideas and explaining the design to a group. Students will be given time slots with time for questions. During a critique students should be able to discuss the aims, design process and how they have approached the design brief.
Verbal critiques are designed to provide iterative feedback to the students on their progress against the assessment outcomes of the Design Brief. They are conducted a number of times a semester in front of peers, and students are encouraged to benchmark their work against that of others. It’s often a good idea to jot down some key points for presentation and discussion and students are encouraged to enlist the help of a peer to take notes or record the feedback on their behalf during the presentation.
The final critique, also known as a jury, is held in front of invited guests. During the final critique academics will usually undertake one of the following activities: seek information, test an argument, evaluate outcomes, or make contextual and theoretical comparisons. In return students are invited to present their own work and to evaluate their level of understanding of the learning outcomes. This two-way process necessarily elicits both positive and negative critique and can lead to misunderstandings about the process and outcomes. However, at all times, all participants can expect to be treated respectfully and ethically by staff, students and visitors, as they work in partnership to better the learning outcomes for all.
All grades will be posted on the dedicated studio unit in learn on line. Work will not be available for collection before the nominated return date. Students must retain a digital copy of their assessable work; this includes the electronic copy of physical artefacts. Students should expect that tutors will write on or otherwise alter their work as a part of the assessment and feedback process.
Student Records of Verbal Feedback
In design education and practice a fundamental vehicle for receiving feedback is the verbal response or critique. Designers 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.
Announcements and Additional information
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 or lectures, 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 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 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 will 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.
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 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 at least 80% of studio sessions as well as 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.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have sufficient IT skills to participate in weekly studios, to source reference material, and to prepare design and final presentation drawings, the base model, and process and final presentation physical models
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