University of Technology Sydney

17916 Urban Design Studio 1: Urban Morphology

6cp; 20hpw, online
Requisite(s): 17904 Urban Design Fundamentals
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This first Urban Design Studio aims to develop students’ drawing, analytical and design skills by focusing on urban typologies and morphologies. This subject provides an introduction to precinct scale design by identifying and analysing different typologies (residential, commercial, industrial, mixed) through both hand drawing and digital graphic tools. Students will learn about the implications and impacts of the different urban and building typologies on the built environment. This subject also provides students the foundation to recognise problems that manifest in a real place, and to use research and creative problem-solving strategies to develop design-based solutions. Students develop an analysis of a precinct (including historical and morphological analyses), develop representational skills to explain its structure, and research skills to accurately identify constraints and opportunities. Finally, students develop a proposal for then given precinct site to address these constraints, and capitalise on opportunities.

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