Architectural Design: Architectural Communications

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Architectural Design: Architectural Communications

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Communication, Construction Management, Design Management, Industrial Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This unit of study is designed for student majoring in Architecture/Design.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    Students of architecture must acquire a set of skills that enable clear communication of architectural ideas. This subject focuses on architectural examples and is designed to equip students with a range of basic tools that enable dissemination of their design studio thinking and propositions. It comprises four components:
    technical illustration ? an introduction to a variety of orthographic, three dimensional projections, technical drawing standards and conventions and rendering techniques
    freehand illustrations ? students of architecture require a level of competency and ease in the production of quick, freehand sketches. Different techniques are covered in this component, delivered through a series of freehand drawing classes
    architectural computing ? the use of the computer is studied in this component as a tool to aid communication of design thinking
    architectural model-making ? introduces students to elementary physical model-making as a tool to aid design thinking and communication. Various techniques from the quick card study model to the professional presentation model are reviewed.
    Subject objectives
    On successful completion of this subject students will have achieved the following:
    1. able to demonstrate, through emerging representational skills, a capacity to develop and communicate a line of design thinking and to verbally and graphically convey the formal consequences of this thinking
    2. able to demonstrate basic skills in the techniques of sketching
    3. able to demonstrate basic skills in the techniques of CAD/CAM
    4. able to demonstrate basic skills in the techniques of model-making.
    This subject also contributes to the faculty's five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (see 'Graduate Attribute Development') through the following course intended learning outcomes:
    Ability to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of ways including oral, written, visual, physical and digital (C.2)
    Ability to apply relevant digital and/or manual techniques and technologies to architectural practice (P.2)
    Teaching and learning strategies
    The subject is delivered over 13 weeks, with two modules a week.
    The content of each part of this subject typically includes a series of exercises and assignments.
    Subject matter is delivered through either formal lecture or through workshop/laboratory demonstration. Students are given hand-outs that set out the requirements for each exercise or assignment. Individual work following each hand-out is discussed in subsequent classes, prior to student submission.
    Content
    Topics include:
    Architectural model-making
    Technical illustration
    Freehand drawing
    Digital interface
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Exploded Axonometric
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    1 and 2
    This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):
    C.2 and P.2
    Type: Design/drawing/plan/sketch
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 30%
    Assessment task 2: Drawing Analysis
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    3
    This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):
    P.2
    Type: Design/drawing/plan/sketch
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 30%
    Assessment task 3: Process Book
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    1, 3 and 4
    This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):
    C.2 and P.2
    Type: Portfolio
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 40%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.