Architecture Contexts Studio

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Architecture Contexts Studio is an online unit, provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, which examines the existing physical and social context of designing buildings. You will consider the nature of practising architecture in various existing contexts, and imagine ways of adding to these environments.

The unit will enhance your ability to produce ideas about buildings as products which mediate between the scale of the location and the scale of the body. In doing so, you will learn to apply modelling skills to record information gathered on sites, and will design a medium scale building with public exposure relating to an existing site.

In addition, you will analyse a related precedent to use as a physical study model, and will present ideas through drawings that deal with both scales of location and body.

Eligibility

Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following units before starting this unit:

  • Architectural and Spatial Grammar Studio
  • Architecture and Spatial Grammar Methods

You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in, or intending to concurrently enrol in the following unit:

    Architectural Contexts Methods

You must also be accepted into the following course:

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), Curtin University

Areas of study

In the Architecture Contexts Studio unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Art and architecture
  • Perception of space and site
  • Diagramming concepts
  • Sustainability
  • Modelling
  • Design from the inside out
  • Detailing
  • Structure and forces
  • Materials
  • Presentation
  • Critique
  • Review

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Architecture Contexts Studio is wide-ranging unit which will enhance your confidence as a practising architect. By considering the role of existing sites in designing buildings, you will heighten your awareness of the importance of physical and social context in architecture. In addition, the unit incorporates Work Integrated Learning (WIL), and is taught using design activity in workshop situations and on sites, as well as in a simulated environment, and through interaction with community and industry. It will therefore prepare you for many real-world situations you are likely to encounter in your career as an architect.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Architecture Contexts Studio from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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