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11214 Spatial Communications 1

Requisite(s): (11211c Architectural Design: Forming OR 11171c Landscape Architecture Studio 1: Forming) AND 11205c Architecture and Landscape Thinking AND (11212c Architectural History and Theory: Orientations OR 11172c Landscape History and Theory 1)
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.



This subject is designed to equip architecture and landscape architecture students with a range digital and analog tools for the communication of ideas. The subject focuses both on the improvement of students' technical skills and their capacity to think critically through a series of iterative exercises. There are three major components: lectures, digital labs and studio sessions.

Students are expected to explore a range of techniques including:

  • digital CAD drawing – the fundamentals of orthographic 2D drawing and 3D drawing, technical drawing conventions
  • digital and analog collage
  • hand-sketching as an analytical and exploration tool
  • model-making – an introduction to various model-making techniques
  • multimedia communication strategy – to orchestrate different types of representation techniques to construct a cohesive set of documents, as well as understand the implications of different types of representation in the communication of architectural thinking
  • verbal presentation – clearly communicate to a range of audiences.

The representation skills acquired in this subject are fundamental tools for the communication of the design project developed for subjects 11211 Architectural Design: Forming and 11171 Landscape Architecture Studio 1: Forming.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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