University of Technology Sydney

11231 Architectural Design: Field

Requisite(s): 11211 Architectural Design: Forming AND 11227 Architectural Design: Performance



The architectural design studio provides the creative framework for students to explore how a diverse set of performative criteria informs a design inquiry. The project brief balances urban, environmental, social and programmatic strategies with the technical and material parameters of an architectural project.

The subject explores the complex relationships between architecture, urban environment and social context. It approaches architecture beyond the object, as an intervention within a dynamic territorial system.

Through different case studies, students explore how contemporary infrastructure operates within complex territorial networks. Collaborating as a studio and in working groups, students interrogate public infrastructure's capacity to articulate a post-anthropogenic civic strategy for Sydney's periphery. At the same time, students provide multi-scalar architectural spatial responses, from specific territorial strategies to banal facade details.

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Autumn session, City campus

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