University of Technology Sydney

11274 Architectural Studio 2

12cp; 8hpw (2 x 1hpw lecture; 2 x 3hpw studio), on campus
Requisite(s): 11214 Spatial Communications 1
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


The architectural design studio provides the creative framework for students to explore how a diverse set of performative criteria informs a design. Through three successive project briefs, students learn to recognise and balance the multiple constraints and opportunities of an architectural project.

The subject introduces students to formal and organisational approaches in architecture and methods of making, testing and documenting spatial ideas. Students engage analytical skills and drawing techniques to derive a conceptual position for the project within its specified context, and use models to explore spatial strategies and refine the material and structural behaviour of their proposition. This subject is designed to equip architecture students with a series of fundamental skills for the communication and exploration of space as well as an understanding of how structural and material decisions influence their architecture.

As the second design studio in the foundation year sequence, students continue to develop their design process skills, through a three-stage investigation of the House. The series of design briefs prompts students to investigate design potentials around behaviours of the home - material, structural and social, as well as a continued introduction to working with Country. On completion of the subject, students have the ability to synthesise formal and organisational logic of the single lot dwelling typology.

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