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Module Code: ARC205
Module Title: Design and Building Typology
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module introduces students to the concept of typology as an instrument for architectural design. It aims to further the students’ abilities to respond to site and context sensibly, to integrate technical requirements in their design proposals, and to present proposals efficiently.
Learning outcomes 
A Apply a critical and conceptual approach in response to an architectural brief.

B Demonstrate careful consideration of the variables of a given site, and of typological options.

C Present a coherent account of a design development process.

D Show awareness of basic building regulations.

E Identify appropriate structural and material options and apply them to a design proposal.

F Use a variety of communication methods to present and argue architectural ideas clearly.

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 studio programme is complemented by a series of building studies lectures by the module leader in accordance with the design stages.
Design of a building on a constrained site for a client with specified characteristics, including a detailed site analysis.

In a series of exercises formal types are explored and tested on a specific site in combination with tectonic elements in order to allow students to develop a vocabulary of typological solutions.

Specific types of drawings are prescribed for students to enable them to further their presentation skills and to understand and control architectural drawing conventions.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13     91      196  300 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Project Presentation 100.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 5:29:00 PM