In this studio, students learn core skills and knowledge in the areas of site analysis, client engagement, domestic typologies, space planning and joinery. Students incorporate these skills with the research techniques and design methods from their previous studio into cohesive design projects. Additionally, students learn to experiment in thinking and practice as a means of developing their design approach.
This studio has an emphasis on well-considered and crafted, finished outcomes. The design project constitutes the primary vehicle for learning and development throughout the Interior Architecture program. This subject comprises design studios, interactive lectures, and design tutorials. The interactive lectures and tutorials unpack contemporary and historical case studies and theoretical frameworks concerning domestic typologies.
Design projects are framed within a theoretical discourse and developed within the design environment. Projects within the design studio build spatial intelligence and innovative approaches to design through thoughtful and rigorous individual design processes. Students work alongside studio leaders to incorporate specific knowledge for the interactive lectures and tutorials into their design studio work through a combination of iterative modelling, drawings, and sketch design development in a weekly ‘pin-up and present’ format.