University of Technology Sydney

11214 Spatial Communications 1

6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 3hpw (tutorial)

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Requisite(s): 11273c Architectural Studio 1
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This subject is designed to equip architecture and landscape architecture students with a range of 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.
  • multimedia communication strategies orchestrating different types of representation techniques. The exercises will assist students in constructing a cohesive set of documents for the communication of architectural/landscape architectural thinking.
  • verbal presentation – clearly communicate to a range of audiences.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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Access conditions

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