|Content||This unit comprises a series of lectures and research seminars which introduce the ideas of dense environments and urban models. It looks at models of densification as a way of reducing urban sprawl in cities. Planning strategies and regulatory frameworks from around the world are used to illustrate dense urban fabrics. The unit investigates and introduces a critical analysis of pre-existing urban models then focuses on typical architectural typologies that fit within the urban model and looks deeper into residential and mixed-use buildings in a dense urban context. Students contribute through research and group presentations and the unit terminates in a two-day workshop that requires students to prepare a design proposal based on the selected research.|
|Outcomes||Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of what it means to design within a high-density urban environment through the critical analysis of urban models and typologies; and (2) cultivate an appreciation of public and private space in cities in terms of their definitions through architectural and urban devices of scale, proportion, access, movement, use and more.|
|Assessment||Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a written and visual research presentation of a selected urban model (40 per cent); and (2) submission of an urban design model following the workshop (60 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.|
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
|Unit Coordinator(s)||Marco Vittino|
|Contact hours||37 (lectures: 15 hours over 10 weeks; seminars: 10 hours; workshops: 12 hours over 2 days)|
|Note||The workshop requires students to produce drawings and/or models. Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).|
Notes and key texts are available at the commencement of the unit.