DSGN06086 2013 Architectural Studio 2
This module is studio based. It develops the student’s abilities to creatively manipulate concepts and focus on strategic decision making. It incorporates several design projects incorporating guided briefs requiring multi-space multi-level solutions. Live projects and external clients are utilized where possible. Project briefs are formulated to facilitate the development of an understanding of the relationship between cultural, social, technical and environmental issues introduced in the parallel supporting lecture subjects.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Utilise the design process in the conception and generation of simple designs.
Integrate basic physical, contextual, social, cultural and aesthetic meaning in the conception and generation of simple designs
Incorporate basic systems of form, scale, structure, services, material, light and colour in the conception and generation of simple designs.
Integrate basic climatic, energetic and sustainable requirements in the conception and generation of simple designs.
Display awareness of basic legislation, codes of practice and health and safety in the conception and generation of simple designs.
Apply the appropriate media and methodologies to communicate design ideas and proposals.
Collaborate with peers in a team environment
Work independently in self-directed manner in limited contexts
Analyse interior architecture from a personal view within a global, physical, environmental, historical, cultural and social critical framework.
Module Assessment Strategies
Formative and/or summative assessment will occur at various strategic points during the process of project /group work with an overall summative assessment via a portfolio at the end of the year
A series of studio design projects each with a particular learning outcome focus will be set for the year. The following overall indicative syllabus should be covered through the combination of the projects
1. Projects with:
- Medium scale spaces – 180m2-1000m2 maximum area
- Moderately complex 3D spatial planning
- User groups outside students direct experience
- Moderately complex but non-specialized client aims
- Moderately complex spaces and associated technologies
2. Develop a given Brief with guidance
3. Apply the design process and procedures
- Preliminary studies
- Concept development
- Design realization
- Carry out detailed analysis of an existing building – Form & Function
- Carry out measurement and condition surveys
- Follow a directed programme of work
- Basic design detailing including materials and finishes
- Integrate other disciplines such as structures and services.
Live projects and external clients are used where possible
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment Design projects||Continuous Assessment||Project||85 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9|
|2||Design Presentation Representation||Continuous Assessment||Project||15 %||OnGoing||6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Design Projectwork||Architectural Studio||Architectural Projects||24||Weekly||24.00|
|Independent Learning||Architectural Studio||Self Directed Learning||18||Weekly||18.00|
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