Undergraduate Course: Architectural Design: Elements (ARCH08001)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course introduces students to the foundational knowledge and skills appropriate to the practice of architectural design. Design is seen as a process involving imagination, representation and communication, analysis and research, iteration and reflection. Students work on a series of design exercises and projects, which require individual and group submission of maquettes, models, and drawings. Working in a studio environment, students undertake a number of studies that introduce some of the essential elements of architecture, such as path, threshold, opening, membrane and enclosure. These studies are underpinned by a concern for the role of place and embodiment in the experience of architecture and the built environment. Studio exercises are supplemented by a series of lectures on practical and theoretical issues associated with the design process.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 77,
Fieldwork Hours 4,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 14,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Continuous formative assessment through design coursework. Drawn, modeled and documented design studio work and project panels. Final summative assessment through portfolio presentation.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate awareness of basic architectural elements and issues that inform their disposition in architectural designs;
- Demonstrate awareness of different dimensions of the design process, from analysis and research individually and in teams to iteration and reflection in the formation of architectural designs.
- Demonstrate awareness of appropriate representational and communication methods, to prepare and present design proposals.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||8 hour(s) per week for 12 week(s). There are 2 main studio days which will be structured according to the design projects being undertaken. A mixture of methods will be used, supervised learning, directed learning, and independent learning.
|Keywords||Studio, path, place
|Course organiser||Dr Soledad Garcia Ferrari
Tel: (0131 6)50 5689
|Course secretary||Mrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802
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