Interior Architecture Studio 2: Place, Space and Human Experiences

DIA20004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 42 hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to develop students' design thinking and skills using creative design tools. The unit requires students to explore conceptual, metaphorical and technological aspects of interior architecture. Students will learn to design an interior architectural project from a design brief and apply spatial, sensory and ethical dimensions and experiences to accommodate current and future needs. Students will learn to refine an interior architectural project through the consideration of site and historical context, circulation, light, views etc., and communicate these design ideas using visual and oral presentations.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Integrate site information and research to create a design proposal
2. Create a variety of design possibilities for a given situation that reflect the relationships between design theory, practices and visual communication in interior architecture
3. Develop design that directly addresses the experience of the senses including sound, light, and movement in space
4. Create an interior architectural project from a brief that reflects a clear design process and the selection of appropriate communication tools.


Courses with unit

Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture) Honours