2018 Winter School Subject List

Expanded Colour: Theory to Application (DESA3013) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

Faculty: Architecture, Design and Planning
Department: Architecture, Design and Planning
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Koji Ryui  - Koji.ryui@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Penny Andreou - penny.andreou@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 08 Jan 2018 
End Date: 24 Jan 2018 
Capacity: 18 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


This unit allows students to develop and extend research into colour and the designed environment. It locates some of the main figures that have investigated and championed the use of colour historically and in contemporary contexts - including artists and theorists Josef Albers, Johannes Itten, David Batchelor, Ann Veronica Janssens, Carlos Cruz-Diez, James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson, scientist Albert Henry Munsell, architects Le Corbusier and Sauerbrauch Hutton.

Research will take students across the connections made between colour and light, music, and the phenomenology of space. Using a range of materials and techniques tied to sculpture, video, photography, assemblage and installation, students will experiment and explore propositions for architecture in response to conceptual frameworks and historical and contemporary precedents.

Through this unit students have the opportunity to develop observational, critical and tactical skills related to the meaning and potential uses of colour in architecture.


Studio projects (65%); Process Journal and associated assignments (35%)


Start Date: 08 Jan 2018     End Date: 24 Jan 2018


Mon 8th Jan 13:00 - 16:00

Mon 15th Jan & Mon 22nd Jan 12:00 - 16:00

Tues 9th Jan 09:00 - 16:00

Tues 16th Jan 13:00 - 16:00

Tues 23rd Jan 09:00 - 16:00

Wed 24th Jan 11:00 - 14:00

Thu (all) 09:00 - 12:00

Fri (all) 09:00 - 12:00


Wilkinson Studio 108