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86223 Design Studio: Interior Architecture Major Project

12cp; 1hpw (lecture), 6hpw (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.


The subject combines prior learning with additional design tools that include strategic analysis, and system/network frameworks that support an exploration of individual themes and language applied to the proposed studio projects. Incorporating these and other design tools into the formal process of redefining the design brief, students are encouraged to negotiate spatial design outcomes that clearly articulate an individual design sensibility and a clear position within a cohesive final design project.

This subject encourages students to engage with contemporary explorative design processes focusing on formal and theoretical methods of spatial articulation. This specific studio is framed by Michel Foucault's essay, 'Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopia's'. Through this text, students position projects that have an emphasis on the exploration of production strategies leading to new kinds of spaces and environments. It is expected that students are able to develop a design position that can be translated into unique spatial design programs reactive to both theoretical speculation and the contemporary city.

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

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