Honours Intensive Studio 2 is a travelling architectural design studio. Students produce an architectural design project in response to a brief that requires them to consider the particular cultural, environmental, architectural and urban conditions and possibilities of the chosen city. The specific architectural brief and its theoretical underpinnings vary from year to year. Students immerse themselves in the life of the city and conduct a range of analytical and interpretive mapping exercises and site studies, supported by building visits and talks by local architects, in order to establish terms of reference for their own architectural project. They present schematic work for critical feedback at various stages of the week away from Sydney, and upon return they communicate their final architectural project to a design jury via a set of drawings and models supported by a verbal presentation. The work conducted during the studio is finally assembled in a portfolio, which is due at a later date. The portfolio documents the various studies made in the host city in addition to interim stages of design and the final architectural proposition.
5 hrs lecture, 35 hrs studio
urban mapping and research (25%), preliminary architectural design proposal (25%), final design proposal and portfolio (50%)