DSGN09001 2013 Masters Studio 1
The Masters Studio is viewed as a laboratory for designand the exploration of specialist areas in preparation for the Masters Studio 2 design thesis. It is the primary mode of study and is taught through three units. Unit 1 is a craft based project run in collaboration with the Carpentry and Joinery Department. It is intended as a forum for an exploration of place, material and the importance of craftsmanship. Units two and three are studio based design projects intended to generate and explore innovative design propositions evolving from the core values for the programme.
The module aims to:
· Allow students to develop high level design skills that relate to the, i) interior, ii) existing buildings, iii) place and iv) environment.
· Allow students to develop a distinctive design practice with an international relevance combined with regional appliance.
· Allow the design studio projects to demonstrate the synthesis and integration of knowledge at the forefront of the field, from specialist areas.
Allow students to develop a knowledge base required for the exploration of their design thesis project.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
A systematic understanding and critical awareness of the historical and theoretical contexts for, and influences on, cutting edge contemporary architecture with fresh insights
Systematic understanding of the interrelationship between architecture and the arts/heritage with particular reference to the forefront of the field
Knowledge (with a professional level of breadth and depth) of design theory and processes and the relationship between design theory and practice
Critical awareness with new insights into the reciprocal relationship between people, buildings and the broader environment
Critically analyse relevant theoretical frameworks, methodologies and practices
Generate and test innovative design propositions which respond to rigorously researched issues and contexts
Factor conservation principles into the consideration of technological, structural and materials options
Provide, through design, appropriate conditions of comfort in response to environmental context and climate taking technical and regulatory constraints into account
Design and analyse advanced architectural structures in collaboration with engineering professionals
Demonstrate a range of standard and specialised research or equivalent tools and techniques of architectural enquiry
Generate innovative responses to complex design challenges meeting aesthetic, environmental, social and technical requirements
Direct processes of design and construction which resolve and synthesise diverse and potentially conflicting requirements
Demonstrate an ability to engage in and evaluate innovative experimental design with critical reflection
Demonstrate skills for learning from experience at this level
UNIT 1 – THE IMPORTANCE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP
Session 1: Working with wood
Session 2: Introduction to workshop and Safe Pass exam
Session 3: The Theory Of Craft And Making
Session 4: The Situated Artefact
Session 5: A Haptic Exploration Of Material And Making
UNIT 2 – A READING OF PLACE & MEMORY
This project looks at interior architecture as an expression of place, through the history and culture of a region.
UNIT 3 –ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIVE REUSE
This project looks at interior architecture as a product of its physical environment, where solutions should be technologically informed, responding to climate and context.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Project Design Project||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||100 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Design Projectwork||Architectural Studio||Design Project||20||Weekly||20.00|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Design Project||36||Weekly||36.00|