Full Title Architectural Context and Theory 3B

Short Title Arch Context and Theory 3B

Code DSGN07053
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 human experience, place and identity in a cultural and regional context. Part 2 will consolidate the students critical thinking skills in the ways that analysis, research and context inform designing and design outputs

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 architectural regionalism
  • Explore theories, practices and technologies of the arts influence on architectural design in a cultural and regional context
  • Prepare students to engage critically with their dissertation topic
  • Consolidate the students' design theory knowledge base and critical thinking skills to do with using design procedures and processes
  • Consolidate the students' knowledge and skill base in dealing with issues of form, space and order and their relationship to aspects of use and cultural meaning

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 architectural regionalism
  • Theories, practices and technologies of the arts as an influence on architectural design in a cultural and regional context
  • Preparing for the dissertation


Part 2
  • Reflective and reflexive practice consolidated
  • Judgement and critical thinking in design evaluation



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 advanced level

  2. Question and communicate the impact of theories of critical regionalism and identity in architecture and interior architecture in written form

  3. Develop and express coherent opinions on the relationship between the needs of people and communities, their buildings, and the psychological experience of architecture and interior architecture

  4. demonstrate an adequate understanding of the influence of the theories, practices and technologies of the arts on architectural design in a cultural and regional context

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

  6. Prepare a dissertation proposal


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 40 Any
Continuous Assessment 5 50 Any
Essay 6 10 Any


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
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

Canisaro, Vincet B., (2006), Architectural Regionalism: Collected Writings on Place, Identity, Modernity and Tradition, Princeton Architectural Press

Lefaivre L. and Tsonis A., (2003), Critical Regionalism: Architecture and Identity in a Globalised World, Prestel Verlag

Lefaivre L. and Tsonis A., (2011) Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization: Peaks and Valleys in the Flat World Prestel Verlag

Part 2

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

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
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