School Of Engineering, Design And Built Environment

Architecture Studio - Fundamentals of Analogue DesignWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301197.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 20

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Must be enrolled in 3753 Bachelor of Architectural Design or 3768 Postgraduate Bridging Program (Architecture). Students not enrolled in 3753 or 3768 who wish to enrol into this unit should have a 5.0 minimum GPA and are required to discuss with the Academic Course Advisor.

About this Unit
This unit will introduce students to fundamentals of spatial composition as it relates to visual and temporal experience in architectural contexts. Project-based assessments will involve the creation of 2D and 3D compositions that explore traditional organisational strategies, classical principles of geometry, materiality, experiential phenomena, and representation. Students will work with analogue and traditional tools including freehand drawing and conventional shop equipment. The unit will also provide an introduction to the history, theory, and discourse of architecture from 4000BC to the Enlightenment.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Construction Site Induction Safety “White Card” – this will be facilitated during orientation sessions or the first week of semester.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Drawing and model making supplies (pencils, pens, hardcover sketchbook, architectural scale ruler). A full list will be issued during orientation. A personal laptop is recommended for students who undertake the full 6 semester degree sequence to facilitate their studies (512MB hard drive, 8GB RAM, high quality graphics processor) – specifications will be issued during orientation. Each semester will require students to purchase consumables such as paper, card, plastic, plywood, adhesives, blades, and other essential materials required for assessment tasks.

3727.3Bachelor of Building Design ManagementCURRENT
3753.1Bachelor of Architectural DesignCURRENT
3768.1Postgraduate Bridging Program (Architecture)CURRENT



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