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11171 Landscape Architecture Studio 1: Forming

Requisite(s): 11214c Spatial Communications 1
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This subject is the introductory studio in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture studio sequence. The subject provides the framework to learn essential techniques for the production of spaces as well as important strategies in critical and analytical thinking. Students gain an understanding of the design process; develop an understanding of our relationships to space, form, sequence and the environment; undergo rigorous research and analysis; and develop strategies for translating concepts into spatial solutions. The subject introduces students to diverse sources of architectural concepts, methodologies, principles and skills that comprise a common knowledge base critical to the practice of architecture, including those found in the history of architecture and from outside of architecture, for example, in nature, mathematics, the human body, the landscape and the environment. These sources are considered in terms of their formal appearance, performance in different conditions, cultural and historical associations, and potential for inventive development and transformation. Students are introduced to two- and three-dimensional thinking and exploration, composition and representation. Processes for the development of initial formal proposals for site and program-specific conditions are explored through orthographic drawing, three-dimensional modelling using appropriate software, sketches and scale models.

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Autumn session, City campus

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