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 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Enrich discourse with a variety of references (literary and or practical).
  2. Pursue design as research linked to analysis, hypothesis, argument and resolution.
  3. Demonstrate iterative experimentation through various means and processes.
  4. Integrate research findings towards forming a resolved proposition.
  • 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 2016 Course Timetables for ARBE6221
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