Full Title Architectural Context and Theory 3A

Short Title Arch Context and Theory 3A

Code DSGN07052
Level 07
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 explores the histories, theories and best practice examples of urban design and regeneration and landscape design. Part 2 will consolidate the students theoretical and practical knowledge about the mechanics of design, design thinking and language

The module aims to:
  • Strengthen students confidence in critical and analytical thinking and encourage architectural discussion and debate that involves the student relating their views to the ideas and work of others
  • Introduce the histories and theories of landscape design
  • Explore a range of urban design theories and strategies and their impact on sucessful community planning
  • Critically examine examples of best practice in the reoccupation and regeneration of degenerating urban fabric
  • Consolidate the students' design theory knowledge base and critical thinking skills to do with using design procedures and processes

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
  • Histories and theories of urban design & planning
  • Histories of the occupation and reoccupation of urban areas
  • Urban regeneration and sustainable urban neighbourhoods
  • Histories and theories of landscape studies
  • Interior landscaping strategies


Urban Design and Landscape Studies Workshops

Part 2
  • Mechanics of Design - The design process in practice consolidated


Field Trip to a major European city


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Communicate the ideas of a range of urban design theorists and their relevance to architectural issues in a regional and national context

  2. Communicate adequate knowledge of theories and key principles of urban design through the design of a public community space

  3. Communicate a knowledge of the history of landscape studies and its relationship with architecture and interior architecture

  4. Display some key principles and strategies of integrated architecture and landscape design through a design project

  5. Critically evaluate the theories of design, procedures and processes

  6. Research and synthesise theory, frame problems, apply analyses and critical judgement, and formulate strategies for action in the development of design solutions

  7. Explore and evaluate issues associated with the application of design theory in a range of diverse and unfamiliar 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
Assignment 1,2,3,4 50 Any
Continuous Assessment 5,6,7 50 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

Alexander, C., (1977), A Pattern Language: O.U.P

Colantonio, A. (2010) Urban Regeneration and Social Sustainability: Best Practice from European Cities, Wiley-Blackwell, London

Cuthbert, A. (2011) Understanding Cities: Method in Urban Design, Routledge, London

Jones, P. & Evans, J. (2008) Urban Regeneration in the UK: Theory and Practice, SAGE Publications Ltd, London

Morse, Susanne, W., (2004), Smart Communities: How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Use Strategic Thinking to Build a Brighter Future, Wiley

Rudlin, D & Falk, N (1999) Building the 21st Century Home: The Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood;

Architectural Press; London;

Waterman, T. (2009) The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture AVA London

Waterman, T. (2009) Basics Landscape Architecture 01: Urban Design AVA London

Part 2

Bachelard G, (1992), The Poetics of Space, Beacon Press

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

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

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
Other Resources
  • Field trip budget
Url Resources
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