DSGN09001 2013 Masters Studio 1

General Details

Full Title
Masters Studio 1
Transcript Title
Masters Studio 1
Code
DSGN09001
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
40 - 40 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Bernadette Donohoe, Kevin Savage, Maeliosa O'Brien, Rowan Watson, Emmet O'Doherty, Cliona Brady, Peter Scanlon, Michael Roulston
Programme Membership
SG_DINTE_M09 201100 Master of Arts in Interior Architecture SG_DINTE_M09 201300 Master of Arts in Interior Architecture
Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

A systematic understanding and critical awareness of the historical and theoretical contexts for, and influences on, cutting edge contemporary architecture with fresh insights

2.

Systematic understanding of the interrelationship between architecture and the arts/heritage with particular reference to the forefront of the field

3.

Knowledge (with a professional level of breadth and depth) of design theory and processes and the relationship between design theory and practice

4.

Critical awareness with new insights into the reciprocal relationship between people, buildings and the broader environment

5.

Critically analyse relevant theoretical frameworks, methodologies and practices

6.

Generate and test innovative design propositions which respond to rigorously researched issues and contexts

7.

Factor conservation principles into the consideration of technological, structural and materials options

8.

Provide, through design, appropriate conditions of comfort in response to environmental context and climate taking technical and regulatory constraints into account

9.

Design and analyse advanced architectural structures in collaboration with engineering professionals

10.

Demonstrate a range of standard and specialised research or equivalent tools and techniques of architectural enquiry

11.

Generate innovative responses to complex design challenges meeting aesthetic, environmental, social and technical requirements

12.

Direct processes of design and construction which resolve and synthesise diverse and potentially conflicting requirements

13.

Demonstrate an ability to engage in and evaluate innovative experimental design with critical reflection

14.

Demonstrate skills for learning from experience at this level

Indicative Syllabus

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Architectural Studio Design Project 20 Weekly 20.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Design Project 36 Weekly 36.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 20.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

None

Other Resources

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Additional Information

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