Full Title Architectural Studio 3

Short Title ArchStudio3

Code DSGN07055
Level 07
Credit 30

Author Donohoe, Bernadette
Department Civil Eng. and Construction

Subject Area Design
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module is studio based. It consolidates the students' understanding of the design process as applied to resolving complex design problems within the framework of a directed brief. It will develop students' design skills to a level where they can synthesise all of the relevant and disparate factors, influences and requirements within the design solution. Consolidate the students' understanding of the diversity, richness and relevance of architecture, interior architecture and design and an understanding of the significance of cultural, social, technical and environmental influences and requirements to interior architecture and design.

Indicative Syllabus
Design studio continues to build on the design processes iterated in the previous years and emphasise the idea of integrated holistic design solutions. Comprising of a directed studio project of a complexity requiring a synthesis of material from the entire syllabus to date. Students will be required to demonstrate higher order learning at all stages of the design process in practice including:



Preliminary studies:

Problem statement and Brief development

Basic research, surveys and evaluations that includes investigating physical issues around the problem both general and particular

Contextual studies including physical, urban, cultural, social and historical contexts

Precedent studies

Design Development:

Concept studies and development which includes examining and evaluating design/aesthetic, urban and technical considerations

Conceptual 3D modelling including form and space generation

Sketch Design Drawings; relationship diagrams; sketches; sample boards

Implications of building costs

Design Realisation:

Detailed design drawings including planning; and circulation

Detailed technical decisions relating to the realisation of concept that includes constructional and structural strategies

The Presentation Environment Current General/Global issues such as sustainability; contextual fit Multidisciplinary Collaboration Specifically Projects will address: 1. Project with:
  • Specialist function
  • Multiple users
  • Complexity of scales and spaces
2. Develop a given Brief with guidance 3. Develop Concepts and Design Strategies under guidance 4. Apply the Design Process and Procedures 5. Carry out detailed analysis of an existing building - Form & Function 6. Carry out Measurement and Condition Surveys 7. Follow a directed Programme of Work 8. Comprehensive Design Detailing 9. Detail Materials and Finishes 10. Provide a Basic Specification 11. Integrate other disciplines such as structures, services, quantities and costs

12. Complete a Planning Application for change of use

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Synthesise physical, contextual, social, cultural and aesthetic meaning in the conception and generation of complex designs in response to a directed brief

  2. Integrate systems of form, structure, elements, materials, colour, light and services in the conception and generation of complex designs in response to a directed brief

  3. Incorporate the climatic, energetic and sustainable requirements in the conception and generation of complex designs in response to a directed brief

  4. Integrate legislation, codes of practice and health and safety within the design solution

  5. Communicate design ideas through visual, verbal and written methods and utilise appropriate media and graphic techniques

  6. Manage the research process and solve design problems contextually in response to a directed brief

  7. Collaborate with peers in a team environment and Work independently in a self directed manner

  8. Demonstrate an awareness of specification and building costs relevant to design proposal

  9. Examine interior architecture and interior design from a personal view within a critical framework - global, physical, environmental, historical, cultural and social

  10. Integrate theories of architecture, urban design and landscape within a design solution


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. A criterion referenced model (CRA) of summative assessment will be used at the end of each project including a portfolio submission at the end of the year. Assessment will be process, outcome/ performance orientated and 'assessment for learning' modes will be employed during the process of project work to provide constructive feedback. The emphasis will be on: responding contextually; design integration; three-dimensional problem solving skills; communication skills; acceptance of responsibility for learning; and the use of a broad range of learning resources

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
Design Presentation Architectural Project 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 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 24 Weekly 24.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN 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
Anderson, J. (2007) Architectural Design. London: Ava publishing

Holgate, A, (1992), Aesthetics of Built Form, OxfordUniversity Press

Hudson, J. (2007), Interior Architecture Now, Laurence King, London

Lawson, B, (1997), How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified, Architectural Press

Ruedi, R, (2003), The Portfolio: An Architectural Student'sHandbook, Architectural Press


Other Resources
Architectural Review

Architect's Journal

Building Design

Detail

Frame Magazine

Landscape Design

RIAI Journal

RIBA Journal
Url Resources
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