Architectural Design 4B

20 Units

The design studio is structured into a number of tutor led themes aligned to complex issues associated with the city. Students devise a research model that includes data gathering, recursive experimentation, weekly discussion and critique leading to a design proposition. Research findings are presented through a process of continuous engagement with a self-directed individual case study problem.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop innovative approaches to complex urban issues
  2. Analyse and process data into research proposals
  3. Foster a systematic research methodology leading to a design outcome
  • Research based design
  • Urban context reading, creative analysis, data processing
  • Design research hypothesis
  • Abstract systems, working models, analogue/digital testing
  • Dynamic models simulating behaviours
  • Schematic design (argument & strategy)
  • Scheme integration into urban context
  • Design research progression, resolution & refinement
Assumed Knowledge ARBE4220
Assessment Items
  • Project: Design Research Hypothesis
  • Project: Schematic Design
  • Project: Design Development
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 11 hour(s) per Term
  • Studio: for 65 hour(s) per Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6221
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