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Module Code: ARC105
Module Title: Small Space Design
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim is for students to generate a small-scale design proposal, based on a brief. The students proposal should show design development from an initial concept. The student should have be able to develop a series of spaces each displaying different architectural qualities and responding in some way to the site/spatial adjectives.
Learning outcomes 
A Produce and present conceptual design ideas as the basis for creative processes.

B Engage in form development and experimentation as part of design practice.

C Interpret design briefs for the purpose of producing design proposals.

D Identify appropriate materials and processes for a proposed design.

E Express a design project by employing visual communication in a variety of media.

Method of teaching and learning 
The studio module will be taught through group tutorials. The students will present their designs on a frequent basis enabling peer and staff feedback on their proposals. In addition, the student is expected to conduct their own research into relevant materials, technology and precedents - the outcomes of which will be discussed further in the small group tutorials. Students are encouraged to utilize CAAD tools and to develop a self paced work ethic of which these tutorials are a key element.
Students will undertake design exercises, leading to a small-scale design proposal. These include methods, processes, and tools of:

• observation and analysis;

• architectural representation, such as modelmaking, drawing, and photography;

• research on precedents and case studies;

• conceptual development and form definition;

• space and human occupation

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 7    49      94  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Cw 100.00

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