University of Technology Sydney

11211 Architectural Design: Forming

6cp; 4hpw (1 x 3hrs studio, 1 x 1hr lecture)
Requisite(s): 11214c Spatial Communications 1 AND 11205c Architecture and Landscape Thinking AND 11212c Architectural History and Theory: Orientations
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This subject considers the production of spaces and strategies which are important for critical and analytical thinking. The themes of body, organisation and context are integrated as ways of constructing spatial sequence and formal responses to a given design brief. This subject focuses on the design potentials of diverse structural, material and organisational approaches in architecture. A constraint-based, iterative process is used to inform a series of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional exercises. 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 iterative design; and develop strategies for translating concepts into spatial solutions. The use of various representation techniques and media is expected as well as the integration of theoretical and precedent analysis in order to support the design solutions.

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Autumn session, City campus

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