University of Technology Sydney

11277 Architectural Studio 5

Requisite(s): (11273 Architectural Studio 1 AND 11274 Architectural Studio 2 AND 11275 Architectural Studio 3 AND 11276 Architectural Studio 4) OR (11211 Architectural Design: Forming AND 11227 Architectural Design: Performance AND 11209 Architectural Design: Making AND 11221 Architectural Design: Strategy)
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 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-anthropocenic 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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