About this unit
Architecture Habitation Studio is an online unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, which explores the primary components of space, form, structure and material. It will encourage you to explore the relationship between the individual and landscape, and consider how new structures can be created for personal inhabitation within landscapes.
You will learn to use appropriate observation techniques to analyse the body and the natural landscape, and will produce a proposal for inhabiting this space. Using an iterative design process, you will develop a plan for inhabitation in relation to the site and the self.
In addition, you will use two dimensional computer aided designs to create manual perspectives, and create an evocative perspectival image of your design proposition.
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To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed one of the following two units:
- Architecture and Interior Architecture Studio
- Architecture and Interior Architecture Methods
You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in or intending to concurrently enrol in the following unit:
Architectural Habitation Methods
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.
In the Architecture Habitation Studio unit, the topics you will study include:
- Manual perspective
- Site analysis
- Interacting with the landscape
- Perception and form
- Generating forms
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.