Architectural design and theory includes two components: Component A (Theory) and Component B (Design).
Component A: Theory, Students must undertake study in areas of architectural theory including the language of Architecture (form and order, hierarchy, scale composition and proportion); the human body and anthropometrics; and drawing upon historical precedents evident in contemporary Architecture.
Component B: Design, introduces students to Architectural Design by exploring the complex process of thinking, where experience, meaning and philosophy are positioned as essential to the aesthetic, spatial and physical resolution of design. This subject immerse students into the architectural design process, including its theoretical, aesthetical, technical, professional and contextual basis. Students will develop a wide range of visual literacy, theory, and communication skills through the conceptual design process.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Individual portfolios and reports which provide evidence demonstrating that the learning outcomes for the subject have been achieved. The assessment material will include four major section as listed below that illustrate the importance of architectural design, theory, skills in abstract thinking and visual communication and skills in three-dimensional ‘spatial’ problem solving and model making.
A comprehensive set of notes will be available for most topics. These notes will contain further references and reading material.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):