Design Studio

First Year
ARCH1093 ARCH1101

This course will expose you to a broad range of Interior Design skills and concepts. You will be encouraged to develop your abilities in the conceptualisation and communication of design ideas. The course will challenge you to expand your theoretical and project-based knowledge in order to speculate and critically evaluate your design thinking. Students will work through a series of briefs that introduce them to a variety of ideas, skills and concepts around interior design. In each brief you will undertake site visits, in class activities and exercises, work out side of class, theoretical readings and receive feedback on your ideas and designs as you develop your project towards resolution. 

Week 1

Testing Grounds

On the students first day everyone met at Testing Grounds http://www.testing-grounds.com.au. The morning was spent in the gallery observing and drawing and then everyone returned to testing Grounds to prepare and eat lunch together. Over 3 hours and 37 minutes the 130 interior design students moved 4317 besser bricks (supplied by Brick Works) to build a monumental form in the shape of a pyramid. Testing Grounds was interested in how the pyramid could provoke, engage and encourage various interrelations and responses. They have invited designers, artist, locals and the general public and other design students to utilise it in any way during Melbourne Design Week (running from 15-25 March
https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/the-pyramid/).