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Module Code: ARC305
Module Title: Small and Medium Scale Buildings
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
To develop the necessary skills to design small and medium scale buildings taking into consideration a wide range of architectural, urban, socio-cultural, economic and poltical issues that are inherently connected with architectural practices.
Learning outcomes 
A Identify and evaluate research resources adequate for the development of a design project in response to a design brief.

B Recognize the needs and desires of inhabitants and translate them into a creative and sensitive proposal on the basis of a coherent design process.

C Demonstrate an understanding of social and cultural context, as well as of structural, material, and functional aspects, of health and safety, and universal design principles.

D Demonstrate knowledge of environmental design and construction through architectural drawings at various scales.

E Demonstrate advanced knowledge in representing architecture according to conventions.

F Present and argue architectural proposals clearly using effective means of presentation, including digital tools.

Method of teaching and learning 
The project work is developed in a studio setting. Group and individual tutorials are supported through lectures. Students present their proposals regularly for public discussion. Critics will include other members of studio staff within the university, visiting lecturers from other schools of architecture and architects in practice.
Specific briefs (themes, functions and locations) may vary from year to year. Students are required to design small and medium scale buildings that respond to specific urban or rural, and socio-cultural conditions. A particular focus is put on the students' capacity to translate the needs and desires of users within the given urban or rural context, and under consideration of cultural and theoretical frameworks, sensibly into a consistent design proposal.

Apart from demonstrating their advanced drawing and representational skills, including also the effective use of CAAD tools, the students are required to show their capacity to address issues related to the environmental performance, structure, materiality, health & safety and disability regulations in a consistent manner. The students are encouraged to make creative use of knowledge acquired in the Architectural Technology module that runs in parallel.
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

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