Spatial Design: Experimental Domestic Spaces - SDES2412

Faculty: Faculty of Art & Design

School: School of Art & Design

Course Outline: Downloadcourse outline (PDF format)

Campus: Paddington

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

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This course introduces the theory and practice of domestic space design. Through an exploration of the concept of home in lectures intended to engage, inform and inspire, you will examine a wide range of domestic typologies from the practical (e.g. capsule hotels, emergency housing, studio flats) to the experimental (e.g. pop-up installations, aviaries, fairground fun houses). In studio-based assignments, you will critically analyse precedent designs and respond creatively to client briefs for the design of domestic spaces by applying key principles of mind-body-environment relations to your concept and design development. Analysing domestic spaces as sets of points, planes and patterns, you will learn to explore, experiment with, and communicate your proposals through models built by hand and with digital software. In developing these skills you will also become familiar with some of the professional opportunities open to spatial designers, including building design, installation design, model-making, and architectural visualisation.


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