Design Studio 1.2 (Architecture) (8405.5)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
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|Discipline Of Built Environment And Design||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| 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. Define concepts of space, form, threshold, circulation;
2. Explain design through drawing and modelling; and
3. Discuss materiality as part of design process.
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Prerequisites8314 Design Studio 1.1 and 8322 Visual Representation
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Students are expected to attend lectures and tutorials and undertake self-directed research as required for each project.
There is no textbook for this unit. The primary source of information is Architects' Data by Neufert. This book is available for Short Loan in UC library.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Students are required to upload their work on Canvas AND present it in class in order to be marked.
Photographs of 3d models must be uploaded with the assignment.
Special assessment requirements
Non Conforming Submissions of Assessment Items
Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format, standard or other requirements will be penalised through a reduction in the grade.
‘Stand up' presentations
You should be able to disuss your aims, design process and how you approached the design in a concise way.
Students should sit in on all other student's presentations. Presentations should provide an opportunity for group learning, and a satisfying conclusion to each project.
3 dimensional physical models
Scale modeling is essential to an understanding of form, materials and structure in architecture. Modeling need not be concerned entirely with realism or authenticity – some level of abstraction is preferred.
Drawings and other graphics
Presentations will usually require plans, sections and physical models. 3D model can serve as a hybride perspective image after photoshopping. Drawings can be hand drawn or digital. Design technical drawings should all be to scale and labeled as such. Presentation of earlier concept and site sketching can be very useful.
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.
Submission requirements and protocols
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 Moodle site and unit outline.
CD/DVD/USB/emailed assignment submissions will not be accepted. 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 (PDF) of the artefact and submit this in the appropriate assignment dropbox as evidence of their completed and on time submission.
Feedback and return of material
Apart from the grades/marks/comments given for the progressive assignments, feedback will be provided in the form of verbal comments and critique during studio classes and at reviews. In design education and practice the 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 terefore important that you develop the facility for recording what is said – this may include enlisting a fellow student to take notes on your behalf during your presentation.
Unless otherwise advised, assignments, together with marks and feedback, will be available for collection from the lecturer during class. All grades will be posted on the dedicated studio stream on Moodle.
Work will not be available for collection before the nominated return time. Students must retain a digital copy of their assessable work. This may include photographing work such as physical models or scanning hand drawn work. Students should expect that tutors will write on or otherwise alter their work as a part of the assessment and feedback process.
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 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.
Required IT skills
As necessary to facilitate architectural studio submission and presentation, and to use the teaching site UCLearn.
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
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 the moodle site and 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.
End of Semester Clean Up
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.
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