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SRD263 - Studio 03: Earthscapes

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Richard Tucker

Prerequisite:SRD163 and SRD164


Incompatible with: SRD261
Contact hours:

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


In this studio, Architectural Design will be explored with a major focus on the relationship between sustainable design, functional requirements, climate, and site conditions.  Design quality will be understood as the holistic balance between inputs and outcomes with regard to cultures and resources. 

Major areas of exploration include: the use of diagrams to communicate ideas, site analysis, ecologically sustainable building. 

Consideration is also given to cultural, social, material and environmental requirements, as well as the importance of historical precedent and designing collaboratively as part of a team.


Assignment 30%, Assignment 50%, Assignment 20% (students will work in groups in all assignments but will be assessed individually through the self and peer assessment process)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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