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SRD763 - Architectural Design in Urban Contexts

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Diego Fullaondo

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: SRD463
Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 3 hour studio per week

Content

This is one of the design units in the Master of Architecture that prepares students to confidently face the capstone final design of the course, SRD766 Masterclass. The unit assumes a level of architectural design knowledge and presentation skills gained in undergraduate design studies.

The design projects undertaken in the unit will be based in selected urban situations and will involve the development of a building or group of buildings inserted in the urban fabric with a degree of programmatic complexity. The building types will involve public and private programs, and their relationship to the public and urban infrastructures will be integral to the design studies undertaken. The physical, social, political, historic and cultural contexts into which these architectural proposals are inserted will play a major role in the analysis and propositional phases of the design process. Projects are intended to express a critical position towards the sometimes conflictive and controversial situations that characterize urban coexistence.

Architectural space will be explored, defined and described through a wide range of architectural tools and documents with special attention paid to architectural sections that express and present the perceptive values of the projective space. The expectations of the unit is that each of the documents elaborated to communicate the projective reality that students propose, achieve a level of professionalism and persuasiveness in accordance with the masters level of the architectural course.

Assessment

Design: project presentation 50%, Design: project insertion in collective masterplan (group) 30%, reflective journal 20%

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