Undergraduate Course: Architectural Design: Assembly (ARCH08004)
|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||This course introduces the theme of assembly in architectural design. It is focused on the capacity of structure, construction, and materials to create architecture. These physical factors are considered alongside more ephemeral conditions such as light and sound. The way architecture establishes variable distinctions between exterior and interior spaces is also examined.
The course asks students to develop these themes through consideration of a relatively simple programme, such as a dwelling. To this end, students work on an integrated series of design exercises and projects. Students produce design proposals that are represented by a range of techniques including expressive drawings, scale drawings and models.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 84,
Fieldwork Hours 4,
External Visit 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)
||Students receive feedback regularly through informal studio reviews. The mid-semester formal review is the main opportunity for formative feedback, which is followed by individual written feedback and a short interview when the student may respond and clarify the feedback.
A second formal review in the last teaching week of the course, allows students to present their work for feedback. A portfolio review feedback session is offered prior to submission. Students receive written feedback at the end of the course following the assessment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate awareness of principles of assembly, materiality, specific constructional and environmental logics and how they inform the design of architecture;
- Demonstrate capacity to manipulate architectural form in the consideration of interior, exterior space and context in the resolution of simple programmes;
- Demonstrate skills in the representation and communication of simple architectural designs, including design process, in the portfolio format.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||8 hours per week for 12 weeks. 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.
|Course organiser||Ms Laura Harty
Tel: (0131 6)58 2319
|Course secretary||Mrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802