Architecture

DESIGN STUDIO OVERVIEW – 86005 (20%)
ASSESSMENT 3
THEME: UNDERSTANDING THEORIES AND TYPOLOGIES OF SPACE
KEY SKILLS AND IDEAS: Research methods, interior analysis, presentation techniques.
SUMMARY: The aim of this assessment is to develop core skills in interior research and analysis. Students will produce a short
report for an interior case study of their choosing to develop an understanding of the relationship between types of
inhabitation, space planning and social values. In addition, students will prepare and discuss reads in conjunction with their
spatial theory lectures, and produce a short written interpretive response.
MAJOR MILESTONES:
Assessment 3 (Friday 9 am – Assessment week 1): understanding theories and typologies of space (20%).
ASSESSMENT BREAKDOWN:
Spatial Theory and Inhabitation Typology – Case Study Report
Bound report (portrait A4) and Turnitin .pdf digital submission.
This report must include the following information:
Section 1 – Spatial theory
1. In teams of three or four, choose one of the follow six lecture topics and prepare a 20-minute theory presentation, with three
questions for the class, based on the readings provided:
Philosophical/Metaphysical Space – Presentation Tuesday, 06.08.19
Social Space – Presentation Tuesday, 20.08.19
Media Space – Presentation Tuesday, 03.09.19
Political-geographical Space – Presentation Tuesday, 24.09.19
Performative Space – Presentation Tuesday, 08.10.19
Alternate Modern Space – Presentation Tuesday, 15.10.19
• Using your presentation notes and feedback from the questions to the class. Write a minimum 1000-word explanation of
the theory of space, referencing the readings provided and other texts based on your research.
• Based on this theory of space, include min. three images of associative/thematic objects from architecture, visual
arts, exhibition, media and theatre. Provide a short (max. 25 word) statement for each photograph that explains how
each object relates to the theory of space.
Section 2 – Typology Identification
2. Photograph an interior case study of your choosing that you know well, and are able to have complete access to.
• Identify which of the following type of inhabitation typology it is:

– Terrace,
– Single family house,
– Self-contained housing unit
– Post-modern box

• Photograph a minimum of three of its characteristics that identify it as one of the above typologies. Provide a short (max. 25
word) statement for each photograph.
• Through research, identify the specific style of your typology. Photography a minimum of three characteristics that Identify
it as this specific style, and provide a short (max. 25 word) statement for each photograph. Some common style examples
include: Victorian Terrace, Georgian Terrace, Edwardian Terrace, California Bungalow (or anther style of bungalow),
Federation house, Sydney School house, Art Deco Apartment, Modern Apartment, International Style Apartment, Brutalist
Apartment, Post-Modern Apartment. Please identify if your typology is one of these or if it is another style that is not listed,
based on your research.
Section 3 – Typology Examination
3. Draw a plan of your case study and compare it with the plan provided for the same inhabitation typology (below).
• Compare the two plans using parti diagrams and text to demonstrate how your case study differs from the one provided for
each of the following characteristics:

– types of spaces provided – what spaces are new, what spaces have been left out, what spaces have been
hybridised, what spaces have changed size (2 parti diagrams with max. 50 word statement),

– internal arrangement of spaces – what spaces relate to each other and how do they relate to each other
(for example: complete open, closable door, etc.) (2 parti diagrams with max. 50 word statement),
– external arrangement of spaces – what spaces relate to the exterior (such as: street, garden) and how do
they relate to the exterior (for example: windows, doors, porches, balconies etc.) (2 parti diagrams with
max. 50 word statement).

 

Section 4 – Typology Speculation
4. Based on your knowledge of the inhabitation typologies provided, speculate on the change in social values that have caused
the change in the space planning arrangement of your case study, for each of the following values:
• Privacy – how has privacy (placement and size of bedrooms and other private spaces) changed from the
inhabitation typology provided compared to your case study? Why do you think it has changed? (max. 150 words)
• Social status – how has social status (placement and size of living spaces and other public spaces) changed from the
inhabitation typology provided compared to your case study? Why do you think it has changed? (max. 150 words)
• Efficiency – how has efficiency (placement and size of kitchens) changed from the inhabitation typology provided
compared to your case study? Why do you think it has changed? (max. 150 words)
• New social values – Outline what new social values, other than those listed above, may have effected the
placement and size of new spaces in your case study (max. 300 words).

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
1. Bound portrait A4 report, including a cover page with your name, student number, studio leaders name and word
count.
2. A .pdf of your assessment, uploaded to the Turnitin Dropbox.
3. All work using UTS Harvard referencing conventions.