Built Environment 1

Unit code: NBD2100 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
NBD1101 - Building Design Documentation
NBD1100 - Built Environment Communication and Skills
NBC1112 - Building Science
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
Overview
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Overview

This project-based unit will introduce you to a range of key concepts in physical and social sustainability principles; Environmental Perception, Environmental Psychology and Environment Behaviour, that you can apply within buildings and communities. In this commercial design project, you will conduct a site survey, site analysis, conceptual plan, architectural drawings and working drawings with construction details. Students will use precedent studies to generate diversity in students’ design approach to architecture. Spatial design and designing for effective circulation, disabled access and emergency egress is also covered. Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment and integration into design and construction will be conducted at the end of the design project.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Propose methods for improving the physical and social sustainability of the built environment using information, technology, logic and ethical decision making and integrate concepts of environmental perception, environmental psychology in design;
  2. Evaluate circulation patterns within proposed spatial designs including disabled access and emergency egress;
  3. Produce site analysis, conceptual design, final architectural drawings and construction detail; and
  4. Effectively articulate with a range of skilled professionals, including architects, builders and engineers and effectively contribute to group outcomes while maintaining accountability for own learning and work.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Case Study
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Grade: 25%
Two (2) Team Case Studies and Presentation
Assessment type: Portfolio
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Grade: 25%
One (1) Team Portfolio and Presentation
Assessment type: Portfolio
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Grade: 40%
One (1) Individual Portfolio.
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 10%
One (1) Individual Presentation

Required reading

A very comprehensive set of notes will be available for most topics. These notes will contain further references and reading material.

As part of a course

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