Full Title Architectural Context and Theory 2A

Short Title Arch Context and Theory 2A

Code DSGN06076
Level 06
Credit 05

Author O'Brien, Maeliosa
Department Civil Eng. and Construction

Subject Area Design
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module develops two thematic areas. Part 1 focuses on the programme vision of working with existing buildings and Part 2 will develop the students theoretical and practical knowledge about the mechanics of design, design thinking and language

The module aims to:
  • Give an overview of the history of the occupation and reoccupation of buildings through examples of excellent design practice in this area both nationally and internationally.
  • Explore the theories and conceptual strategies that underlie the design of alterations and additions to existing buildings in material, spatial, formal and cultural terms
  • Expand the students' design theory knowledge base and ability to use design procedures and processes
  • Develop students' ability to think critically by means of reflective practice journal



Indicative Syllabus
This module has two main thematic areas- 1. History, theory and criticism of architecture, 2. Mechanics, reasoning and the language of design.

Part 1
  • Analysing and reading existing buildings
  • Historical overview of the occupation and reoccupation of buildings, regionally, nationally and internationally
  • The theories, strategies and tactics for remodelling, altering and adding to existing buildings


Part 2
  • Reflective and reflexive practice continued
  • Mechanics of Design - The Problem Solving Process developed


Field Trip to a major European city


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Discuss and demonstrate the application of architectural precedents and design theories at an intermediate level

  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the theories and conceptual strategies that underlie the design of alterations and additions to existing buildings in material, spatial, formal and cultural terms

  3. Analyse and elucidate the theories of design, procedures and processes

  4. Appraise theoretical concepts, and reflect on significant underpinning theory and current research in specified circumstances


Assessment Strategies
Formative and summative assessment modes using a range of techniques which includes group and/or individual work mainly: detailed assignment development and resolutions, presentations, sketchbooks, models & debate

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Continuous Assessment 1,2 25 Any
Assignment 1,2 25 Any
Project 3,4 25 Any
Assignment 3,4 25 Any


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Open Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

ACCS Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Architectural Studio Architectural Histories, Theories and Criticism 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Computer Laboratory The Mechanics of Design, Design Thinking and Language 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self directed learning 3 Weekly 3.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Part 1

Bloszies, C. (2011) Old Buildings, New Designs: Architectural Transformations, Princeton Architectural Press, New York

Brooker and Stone (2004) Rereadings: Interior Architecture And The Design Principles Of Remodelling Existing Buildings, RIBA Enterprises, London

Cramer, J. (2007) Architecture in Existing Fabric: Planning, Design and Building, Birkauser, Basel

Douglas, J. (2006) Building Adaption, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford

Gelfand, L. & Duncan, C. (2012) Sustainable Renovation: Strategies for Commercial Building Systems and Envelope, Wiley, New Jersey

Gorse, C. & Highfield, D. (2009) Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings, 2nd Ed. Spon Press, London

Jager, F.P. (2010) Old and New: Design Manual for Revitalizing Existing Buildings, Birkhäuser, Basel

Klanten, R. (2009) Build-on: Converted Architecture and Transformed Buildings, Verlag

Van Uffelen, C. (2011) Re-Use Architecture, Braun Publishing, Salenstein

Sandu C.M, (2010) Transformer: Reuse, Renewal, and Renovation in Contemporary Architecture Ginko Press, Berkeley

Unwin, S. (2012) Exercises in Architecture: Learning to Think as an Architect, Routledge, London

Part 2

Adler, David, Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data, Architectural Press, 1999

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

Clark, Kenneth, (2005), Civilisation, John Murray

Lawson, Bryan, How Designers Think, Architectural Press, 2006

Malnar, J, M & Vodvarka, F, Interior Dimensions: A Theoretical Approach to Enclosed Space, John Wiley & Sons, 1991

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




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