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:
  • Medium scale spaces - 180m2-1000m2 maximum area
  • Moderately complex 3D spatial planning
  • User groups outside students direct experience
  • Moderately complex but non-specialized client aims
  • Moderately complex spaces and associated technologies


  • 2. Develop a given Brief with guidance

    3. Apply the design process and procedures
  • Preliminary studies
  • Concept development
  • Design realization
  • Carry out detailed analysis of an existing building – Form & Function
  • Carry out measurement and condition surveys
  • Follow a directed programme of work
  • Basic design detailing including materials and finishes
  • 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
    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 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


    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

    Full Time 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

    Online Learning 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. (2 nd 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, (2 nd 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
    Url Resources
    Additional Info