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Architecture Studio 2A - BDES2026

Year - 2018

Architecture Studio 2A requires the design of a small-scale building or space in an urban context. An architectural study of the house is coupled with an intensive process that prioritises communication techniques for articulating a design from a schematic stage through its development to final presentation drawings and models. Exploration of multiple design communication techniques is promoted, including digital drawing, modelling and making, combined with support for engagement with multiple tools and machinery in the DMaF workshops. The design process fostered throughout the semester explores the creative tension between intuition and prescription, building skills via techniques and strategies that are also intended to assist in eliciting unexpected solutions. Through this process, students are expected to become increasingly familiar with the complexities of architectural design and gain skill in incorporating a widening range of considerations into their projects. Examples of these aspects extend from the interpretation of programmatic requirements with respect to the opportunities and limits of site conditions to material articulation and the spatial and geometric implications of strategic decisions. They will be required to precisely and imaginatively negotiate the internal logic of a design approach and an urban strategy, searching for an overall coherence.

Lectures; Lab and Studio contact plus self-directed preparation and assignments. Minimum student commitment of 18 hours per week.

Assignment 1: Design Analysis (20%); Assignment 2: Mapping and Design Studies (20%); Assignment 3: Design Project and Portfolio (60%)


BDES1027 or BDES1020 or DESA1002




BDES2010 or DESA2001 or BDES2012


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: Intermediate
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Ross Anderson
HECS Band: 2
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