Full Title Architectural Studio 1

Short Title Arch Studio1

Code DSGN06094
Level 06
Credit 25

Author O'Doherty, Emmet
Department Civil Eng. and Construction

Subject Area Design
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This studio-based module covers several simple studio design projects which will develop an understanding of the relationship between cultural, social, technical and environmental issues introduced in the parallel supporting modules.

Indicative Syllabus
Skills Workship Block

Introduction to: Freehand sketching, perspective sketching, modelling, verbal presentations and group work

Design Projects
  • The design process - an introduction to the stages and their interrelation
  • Preliminary studies - basic research surveys and assessments
  • The development of simple ideas, concepts and solutions, in response to given briefs
  • Basic site and context analysis
  • Spatial planning- manipulation of space in three dimensions, the ergonomics of personal space, horizontal and vertical circulation
  • Design drawings - relationship diagrams, conceptual, working and finished models, sample boards, sketches, drawings, verbal presentations and group work


The notion of "Dwelling" will underpin the first year design studio. Human ergonomics and activities and the meaning and relevance of the home and the architecture of the house will be of primary importance. The relevance of context is introduced with emphasis on connection to place, with a major project in an urban setting. Students will be encouraged to explore the light, colour, texture of materials, scale and spatial qualities within the context of the technical complexities of domestic scaled architecture

Example of a first project:

A grahic skills based project

Proceeding projects:
  • Small scale
  • Incorporating basic organisational patterning
  • Not exceeding a volume of 500m3


The sum of the year's project will incorporate:
  • The application of the design process at a basic level
  • The development of simple ideas, concepts and solutions, in response to given briefs using relationship diagrams, conceptual, working and finsihed models, sketches, drawing and oral presentation techniques


The application of Graphic & Oral Techniques to design projects:
  • Architectural drawing conventions
  • Orthographic projection
  • Three dimensional drawing
  • Model making
  • Sample boards
  • Oral presentations


Spatial Planning:
  • Manipulation of space in three dimensions
  • The ergonomics of personal space
  • Horizontal and vertical circulation


Basic site and context analysis

Basic analysis of client/user and function

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. Display a basic awareness of physical, contextual, social, cultural and aesthetic meaning in the conception and generation of simple designs

  3. Show a basic awareness of systems of form, scale, material, light and colour in the conception and generation of simple designs

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

  5. Collaborate with peers in a team environment

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

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

  8. Examine Interior Architecture  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 by means of a design 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
Design Presentation Representation 5 15 OnGoing
Project Architectural Project 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 85 OnGoing


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
Design Projectwork Architectural Studio Architectural Projects 22 Weekly 22.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Directed Learning 6 Weekly 6.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 22.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Brooker & Stone (2010) Basics Interior Architecture: Elements and Objects, London; AVA

Ching, F.D.K. (2 nd Edition.), (1996), Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, New York; Van Nostrand Reinhold

Coles, J. & House, N. (2007) The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture, London; AVA

Farrelly, L. (2007) The Fundamentals of Architecture, London; AVA
Other Resources
Architectural Review

Architect's Journal

Building Design

Frame Magazine

RIAI Journal

RIBA Journal
Url Resources
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