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Module Code: ARC207
Module Title: Building Typology in Integrated Architectural Design
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: ARC111
Students are introduced to architectural designing through a typological approach, in which building types are researched, analyzed in detail and further varied and developed.

The module starts from a typological exploration, considering at first conceptual, programmatic as well as spatial aspects of architecture. As the module progresses, students are gradually introduced to consideration of a broader set of architectural and engineering requirements.

The module emphasizes the close integration of a variety of structural and construction aspects through an overarching architectural design idea and aims to enable students to develop and maintain architectural qualities in the creative resolution of challenges and constraints.
Learning outcomes 
A translate and develop a design brief and generate a design proposal in response

B review and present research to support design proposals

C select, apply and integrate appropriate materials and technical systems in relation to architectural design proposals

D identify and apply various drawing and model formats to develop and present design proposals

E critically evaluate and creatively resolve challenges emerging between architectural and technical requirements
Method of teaching and learning 
Project work developed through both group and individual tutorials. Presentation and discussion of work in public settings. Supplementary lectures by external tutors and practitioners from both architecture and civil engineering backgrounds on relevant themes.

Involvement of both civil engineering and architecture tutors in interim and final reviews.
The module covers the following aspects:

Development of design proposals based on a given brief through exploration and variation of building types. Details are specified in detail in the module brief.

The module focus is on architectural design exploration, with a view to close coordination and integration of architectural, structural and functional requirements.

Starting from a conceptual and programmatic exploration, a gradual increase of technological aspects and requirement will be introduced over the course of the semester.

Supplementary lectures will contribute details on a variety of architectural and engineering aspects.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester     56      94  150 


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

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 5/30/2020 3:25:57 AM