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Architectural Communications 1 - BDES1012

Year - 2018

Architectural Communications 1 introduces students to fundamental modes of communication that are used to comprehend, conceive, explore, articulate and document architecture. It covers the domains of sketching, technical drawing, model making (physical and digital), verbal and written communication, diagramming and photography. The unit both familiarises students with necessary technical skills and encourages their creative deployment through practical experimentation. It explores the roles that analogue and digital communication techniques play in contemporary architectural design and thinking. Throughout the semester, students are asked to develop and explore an architectural idea through representation in various media, and switching media from iteration to iteration.

1hr/wk; lecture and studio 3hrs/wk

Assignments (70%), Portfolio (30%)

Assumed knowledge
HSC Mathematics and HSC English Standard or equivalent




Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Architecture
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Rizal Muslimin
HECS Band: 2
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