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86223 Design Studio: Interior Architecture Major Project

12cp; 1hpw (lecture), 7hpw (tutorial)
Requisite(s): 86533 Design Studio: Industry AND 86530 Design Studio: Spatial Agency AND 86529 Design Studio: Performative Spaces AND 86005 Design Studio: Inhabitations AND 86004 Design Studio: Foundations in Interior Architecture
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This is the final design subject of the interior architecture program and combines all prior conceptual, technical and representational knowledge and skills. These skills support the development and exploration of individual themes and languages applied to the studio project. Through the interrogation of the design brief, students are encouraged to negotiate spatial strategies through the clear articulation of design outcomes that support the conceptual position of the final project.

This subject encourages students to engage with a contemporary thematic to test and explore design processes, as well as develop a sensibility toward formal and theoretical spatial articulation. This studio is framed by Guy Debord’s text, The Society of the Spectacle. Using this text, students examine spatial typologies and rearticulate their programmatic agenda to establish their own contemporary definition of the spectacle. Students develop a conceptual position that translates into thought-provoking and interiorised networks of spatial configurations that support their theoretical speculation on the contemporary city.

The design studio constitutes the primary vehicle for student learning and development throughout the interior architecture program. At the beginning of session, students choose a studio presented by a studio leader, who outlines the brief, program and theoretical and historical frameworks. While the scope of the subject can vary, all projects are framed by a common theme. Studios combine design tutorials, lectures, workshops, symposia, presentations and critical feedback.

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