Module Catalogues

Small Urban Buildings

Module Title Small Urban Buildings
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 10.00
Academic Year 2024/25
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

To further develop architectural design strategies based on typology as an instrument of architectural design.
To explore qualities of public and private space and their respective thresholds.
To specifically address the architecture of public institutions.
To consider accessibility and fire safety
To continue investigation of acoustics, daylighting and lighting.
To continue investigation of appropriate structures and materials

Learning outcomes

A Present a coherent account of a creative and critical design development process.
B Show evidence of personal research on materials and form, applying it to the design process.
C Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural and environmental contexts which influence architectural design.
D Communicate architectural proposals clearly using a variety of media and graphic communication methods, including drawing techniques that demonstrate knowledge of drawing conventions.
E Demonstrate an ability to structure an oral presentation to communicate ideas clearly verbally.

Method of teaching and learning

Project work developed through group and individual tutorials, and presented for public discussion. Critics will include visiting architectural practitioners.