Courses - Faculty of Creative Arts And Industries


Architectural Design

Stage I

ARCHDES 102
15 Points

Design 1

The Conceptual: An introduction, in studio format, to the conceptual realm in which architecture operates, making connections to the cultural, physical, formal, social and political dimensions of architectural design. Emphasises the development of skills and abilities in conceptual thinking and design realisation, using a range of approaches to making and representation.

Restriction: ARCHDES 100

ARCHDES 103
15 Points

Design 2

The Formal: An introduction, in studio format, to the discipline of architectural organisation and form-making. Re-examines the traditional notions of typology, precedent, geometry, parti and diagrams. Emphasises strategies that build on and transform understanding for organising form given contemporary programmes and modes of representation.

Restriction: ARCHDES 101

Stage II

ARCHDES 200
30 Points

Design 3

The Domestic: Exploring through design those things both familiar and unfamiliar in our understanding of home, family, privacy, identity, and community. Examines both the most intimate and the most exposed aspects of dwelling. Emphasises the role of precedent in design and addresses scales ranging from the room to the block.

Prerequisite: ARCHDES 100 or 102

ARCHDES 201
30 Points

Design 4

The Constructed: An introduction to architectural practice as a complex and collaborative enterprise. Offers the opportunity to explore materials, construction, fabrication processes, and detailing, through making. Requires students to understand the full range of drawings required to move from design concept to actual construction.

Prerequisite: ARCHDES 101 or 103

Stage III

ARCHDES 300
30 Points

Design 5

The Experimental: Students will be exposed to experimental approaches to architectural design that seek to expand the field of architecture. Highlights the role and agency of media in explorative architectural pursuits.

Prerequisite: ARCHDES 200

ARCHDES 301
30 Points

Design 6

The Integrated: The culmination of all aspects – conceptual, formal, material, tectonic, environmental, structural – of architectural design within the context of a larger network of infrastructural services. Also requires an understanding of the full range of drawings describing the workings of the building as both an active 'machine' and place for human comfort.

Prerequisite: ARCHDES 200, and 201 or 300

ARCHDES 302
30 Points

Directed Study

A topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning.

Prerequisite: ARCHDES 300 and 301 or Departmental approval

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

ARCHDES 700
30 Points

Advanced Design 1

A studio based inquiry into an architectural topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning intended to facilitate in-depth study that is both tailored to a student's own interest and aligned with the School's research clusters, sharing workshops, discussions, pin-ups and tutorials.

ARCHDES 701
30 Points

Advanced Design 2

A studio based inquiry into an architectural topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning intended to facilitate in-depth study that is both tailored to a student's own interest and aligned with the School's research clusters, sharing workshops, discussions, presentations and tutorials.

ARCHDES 702
30 Points

Adaptive Reuse

A studio-based inquiry into an architectural topic in the field of adaptive reuse, approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning.

Prerequisite: Head of School approval

ARCHDES 796A
60 Points

ARCHDES 796B
60 Points

Thesis

A thesis involving a design-based discourse on a topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional) under the guidance of an appointed supervisor.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed the taught component of their programme

To complete this course students must enrol in ARCHDES 796 A and B

ARCHDES 797A
30 Points

ARCHDES 797B
60 Points

Thesis

A thesis involving a design-based discourse on a topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning for the Degree of Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Planning (Professional).

Prerequisite: ARCHDES 700, 701, ARCHGEN 703 or ARCHPRM 700, ARCHPRM 701, URBPLAN 701-708

To complete this course students must enrol in ARCHDES 797 A and B

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