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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 of tools for the communication of architectural ideas. There are three major components: lectures, digital labs and studio sessions. Students are expected to explore a range of communication techniques including:

  • computing – the use of the computer as a tool to aid communication of design thinking
  • drawing – the fundamentals of orthographic drawing, three-dimensional projections, technical drawing standards and conventions, collage, and modelling techniques to aid the communication of design ideas
  • freehand illustration – hand-sketching and its use for surveys and/or explorations
  • model-making – an introduction to various techniques of three-dimensional representation and exploration
  • presentation – the ability to present work verbally and clearly articulate architectural ambitions to a range of audiences, as well as understand the implications of different types of representation in the communication of architectural thinking, and
  • multimedia communication strategies – the ability to strategically curate and orchestrate different types of representation techniques as a cohesive set of documents.

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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Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.