DSGN08048 2013 Architectural Context Dissertation
This module will explore the influence of theoretical issues in architecture on the practice of architecture. In addition it will allow students to develop their own area of special interest in architecture through a series of presentation methodologies. Students will compile a 5,000 word dissertation submitted in support of candidature for a BA in Interior Architecture (honours) Level 8 degree.
The module aims
· To explore issues in contemporary architectural theory by relating them to architectural practice
· To investigate the significance of theoretical issues to architectural practice through key examples.
· To enable students to understand their own design ideas in the context of issues from contemporary theory and practice
· To encourage self-led research into contemporary architectural practice and theory
. To develop student’s ability to compile written work to the standard of an academic dissertation
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Critically appraise their ideas and relate them to the designs and works of others
Exhibit detailed knowledge of the cultural influences on specialised areas within the practice of architecture and design
Compile an academic dissertation on a specialist area within the practice of architecture and design
Module Assessment Strategies
Formative assessment of individual and/or group presentations and debate. Summative assessment of student’s research and findings as compiled in the written dissertation.
A 5,000 word dissertation submitted in support of candidature for a BA in Interior Architecture (honours) Level 8 degree
The Dissertation should be based on an areas of interest derived from the vision points for the Interior Architecture programme.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Presentation Interim Presentation||Formative||UNKNOWN||- %||OnGoing||1,2|
|2||Essay Dissertation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||100 %||End of Term||1,2,3|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self directed||5||Weekly||5.00|
Alexander, C., (1977), A Pattern Language: O.U.P
Bachelard G, (1992), The Poetics of Space, Beacon Press
Ching, Francis D.K, Architecture, Form, Space, and Order, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1996
Ching, Francis, D. K, Interior Design Illustrated, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1987
Ching, Francis, D. K, Architectural Graphics, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1975
Lawson, Bryan, How Designers Think, Architectural Press, 2006
Pile, John, F, Interior Design, Harry N Abrams, 1995
Pile, John, F, Colour in Interior Design, McGraw-Hill, 1997
Yee, Rendow, Architectural Drawing: A Visual Compendium of Types and Methods, John Wiley & Sons, 1997
- Field trip budget
Additional dissertation supervision allocated at 30 minutes per student per week as per Institute guidelines