Module Catalogues

Small and Medium Scale Buildings

Module Title Small and Medium Scale Buildings
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 10.00
Academic Year 2024/25
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

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.