University of Technology Sydney

86223 Design Studio: Interior Architecture Major Project

12cp; 1hpw (lecture), 6hpw (tutorial)
Requisite(s): 86533 Design Studio: Spatial Agency AND 86530 Design Studio: Knowledge Spaces AND 86529 Design Studio: Scenographic Spaces AND 86005 Design Studio: Inhabitations AND 86004 Design Studio: Foundations in Interior Architecture
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This is the final design subject of the interior architecture program and combines all prior conceptual, technical and representational knowledge and skills. These skills support the development and exploration of individual themes and languages applied to the studio project. Through the interrogation of the design brief, students are encouraged to negotiate spatial strategies through the clear articulation of design outcomes that support the conceptual position of the final project.

This subject encourages students to engage with a contemporary thematic to test and explore design processes, as well as develop a sensibility toward the formal and theoretical qualities of interior space. Framed by a theoretical text/s, students examine spatial typologies while revising their programmatic intent to establish a position on the interior. Students develop this conceptual position by translating it into a thought-provoking design proposal that intensifies the relations between the interior and its spatial configurations whilst supporting theoretical speculations on the contemporary city.

Design studios are the primary vehicle for student learning and development throughout the interior architecture program. At the beginning of the session, students ballot for a studio presented by the studio leaders. Studio leaders outline their individual studio brief, project type, themes and theoretical and historical frameworks. While the scope of the subject varies, all studios are framed by a common theme. Studios combine design tutorials, lectures, workshops, symposia, presentations and critical feedback.

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