Interior Architecture Studio 3: Design Exploration

DIA20005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020. 

Contact hours

  • 48

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20


DIA20004 Interior Architecture Studio 2: Place, Space and Human Experiences
Recommendation:  Intermediate design and drawing skills.  Workshop and OH&S training. The design workshop occupational health and safety training program is a compulsory hurdle requirement for this unit. Students must present proof of certification to their unit of study teacher.

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to develop students’ design skills and creativity working on abstract and/or real architecture projects. This unit will encourage students to research, explore and experiment with different design techniques and tools using a range of visual communication and design techniques.
This studio will use a philosophical and a research approach in order to explore different environmental, sustainable, cultural and social interior architectural issues relevant to an interior architecture project.
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
1. Analyse environmental, cultural and social issues relevant to interior architectural issues
2. Represent how a person may experience an interior space in response to key sensorial qualities
3. Evaluate the living conditions of different cultures as they relate to interior architectural and sustainable objectives
relevant to an interior design project
4. Create a successful interior architectural project that reflects conceptual design thinking
5. Apply key qualities of space and design tools within the design project through designing, sketching, model-making
and graphic composition
6. Justify the key design ideas that are developed within the project both visually and verbally.