ARCH 7007 Advanced Design Communication
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 301239
Coordinator Ursa Komac Opens in new window
Description Advanced Design Communication is a core architecture seminar in the Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation) course that will explore contemporary methods of design generation and visualisation, representation techniques, and collaboration tools, including but not limited to digital fabrication, computational and algorithmic design, simulation, virtual and augmented reality, building information modelling, parametric design, and scripting. Students will undertake case studies from the community of practice and precedents in this disciplinary domain, including an investigation of how emerging technologies are used in existing professional settings locally and internationally. Students will develop their own design-based enquiry to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the seminar that result in a project and report of their work.
School Eng, Design & Built Env
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in 3761 Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation)
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Use digital tools and workflows from computation to fabrication as a way to conceive, test, and propose architectural and construction projects.
- Evaluate and propose the use of computational techniques that enable specific and contingent outcomes of each project scenario.
- Explore and apply ordering, sequencing and modelling of three-dimensional form and spatial content.
- Apply manual and digital graphic techniques and modelling to describe three- dimensional form and spatial relationships.
- Draw upon the history and theory of digital techniques in architectural design and representation.
1. Contemporary trends and emerging design communication technologies
2. Digital fabrication and design for manufacture
3. Building information modelling
4. Visualisation, simulation, rendering, virtual reality and augmented reality
5. Digital collaboration technologies and impacts upon professional/industry delivery strategies and enterprises
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Case Study: Precedent Study||Drawings and/or models and 300 words||20||N||Individual|
|Practical: Digital Design Technique Study||Drawings and/or models||20||N||Group|
|Applied Project||Drawings and/or models||50||N||Individual|
|Portfolio||500 words and graphic compendium||10||N||Individual|
Parramatta City - Macquarie St
Subject Contact Ursa Komac Opens in new window