Full Title Architectural Studio 2

Short Title ArchStudio2

Code DSGN06086
Level 06
Credit 30

Author Watson, Rowan
Department Civil Eng. and Construction

Subject Area Design
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description

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.


Indicative Syllabus

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:

  1. Medium scale spaces – 180m2-1000m2 maximum area
  2. Moderately complex 3D spatial planning
  3. User groups outside students direct experience
  4. Moderately complex but non-specialized client aims
  5. Moderately complex spaces and associated technologies   

2.     Develop a given Brief with guidance

3.     Apply the design process and procedures

  1. Preliminary studies
  2. Concept development
  3. Design realization
  4. Carry out detailed analysis of an existing building – Form & Function
  5. Carry out measurement and condition surveys
  6. Follow a directed programme of work
  7. Basic design detailing including materials and finishes
  8. Integrate other disciplines such as structures and services.

Live projects and external clients are used where possible


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Utilise the design process in the conception and generation of simple designs.

  2. Integrate basic physical, contextual, social, cultural and aesthetic meaning in the conception and generation of simple designs

  3. Incorporate basic systems of form, scale, structure, services, material, light and colour in the conception and generation of simple designs.

  4. Integrate basic climatic, energetic and sustainable requirements in the conception and generation of simple designs.

  5. Display awareness of basic legislation, codes of practice and health and safety in the conception and generation of simple designs.

  6. Apply the appropriate media and methodologies to communicate design ideas and proposals.

  7. Collaborate with peers in a team environment

  8. Work independently in self-directed manner in limited contexts

  9. Analyse interior architecture from a personal view within a global, physical, environmental, historical, cultural and social critical framework.


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


Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
Co Requisite Modules
Incompatible Modules

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Continuous Assessment Design projects 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 85 OnGoing
Design Presentation Representation 6 15 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Design Projectwork Architectural Studio Architectural Projects 24 Weekly 24.00
Independent Learning Architectural Studio Self Directed Learning 18 Weekly 18.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 24.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources

Design Studio

 

Alexander, C, Ishikawa, S, Silverstein, M, Jacobson, M, Fiksdahl-King, I, Angel, S. (1977), A Pattern Language, New York,OxfordUniversity Press

Anthony, Kathryn, H. (1991), Design Juries on Trial: The Renaissance of the Design Studio,New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold

Brawne, Michael, (2003), Architectural Thought: The Design Process And The Expectant Eye, Architectural Press

Burden, Ernest. (1995), Elements of Architectural Design: A Visual Resource, Van Nostrand Reinhold

Ching, Francis. (2nd Edition.), (1996), Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Van Nostrand Reinhold

Daunt, Stephen. (1996), Communication Skills, Gill & Macmillan Ltd

Hudson, J. (2007), Interior Architecture Now, Laurence King, London

McCarthy, Patsy & Hatcher, (2002), Caroline, Presentation skills: The essential guide for students, Sage Publications

Miller, Sam, (1995), Design Process: A Primer for Architectural and Interior Designers, Von Nostrand Reinhold,

Parnell, Rosie & Sara, Rachel, (2nd edition.), (2007), The Crit: An Architecture Student’s Handbook, Elsevier

Place, Wayne. (2007), Architectural Structures, John Wiley

 

Journals for all stages

 

Architectural Review

Architect’s Journal

Building Design

Detail

Frame Magazine

Landscape Design

Mark Magazine

RIAI Journal

OBJEKT

RIBA Journal


Other Resources

None

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