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Module Code: ARC111
Module Title: Integrated Design of Small Buildings
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
In this studio module, students generate a small-scale design proposal based on an initial brief. Students’ proposals should show a process of design development from an initial concept to a final architectural design proposal. The final proposal should demonstrate students’ ability to design a series of spaces, with appropriate use of architectural means to produce a range of architectural qualities. Design proposals should respond creatively to the site context as well as to spatial, structural and technical requirements set out in the brief.
Learning outcomes 
A interpret a design brief and produce a basic design proposal in response

B conduct, analyse and present research to support design proposals

C identify, select and apply appropriate materials and structural systems in relation to architectural design proposals

D make use of various drawing and model formats to develop and present design proposals

Method of teaching and learning 
Project work developed through group and individual tutorials and presented for public discussion. Additional tutorials by structure, building fabric environmental and acoustic experts. Architects in practice are invited to participate in the final critique of the project.

The module addresses the following themes in project work as well as supplementary lectures:

• Design of a small scale building on a constrained site for a client with specified characteristics, including a detailed site analysis

• Plans, Sections, Elevations, Models in the design of buildings

• Generation of orthographic projections and their interrelation

• Materiality and its effect on architectural spaces as well as construction

• Structural strategies employed in the building to match both technical constraints and architectural requirements

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester     52      98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework 30.00
2 Coursework 70.00

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