Architecture Studio 3A is oriented towards the technical dimensions of architecture, whilst remaining attentive to the deeper cultural and historical context in which such technical knowledge, particularly in regards to structures and sustainability, has arisen and is currently situated. It imparts knowledge and skills that will stimulate compelling architectural projects that are conceptually rigorous, structurally innovating and technically adept. Structural knowledge is developed through a suite of lectures and accompanying practical exercises, and is assessed through technical reports and a final examination. Students simultaneously develop an architectural project in response to a brief in which structural concerns necessarily come to the fore, such as for a habitable bridge. They are required to integrate multiple criteria, including thematic, conceptual, programmatic and technical concerns into a persuasive architectural proposition.
Lectures; Studio contact plus self-directed preparation and assignments. Minimum student commitment of 18 hours per week.
Assessment 1 Interim Presentation + Report (20%); Assessment 2 Final Presentation (30%); Assessment 3 Portfolio + Final Report (30%); Assessment 4 Final Exam (20%)
(BDES2027 or BDES2020 or BDES2624) and (BDES2013 or BDES2613)Co-requisites
BDES3011 or MATH2061Prohibitions
BDES3010 or DESA3001 or BDES3023 or BDES3616