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Undergraduate Course: Architectural Design: Any Place (ARCH08006)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is thematically focused on circumstances and conditions beyond the local. It moves away from ideas of locality to consider issues of foreignness and distance. This thematic focus is supplemented by a broader interest in the city as a condition for architecture. Students investigate a range of everyday practices that constitute the experiences of the contemporary city.

Working through a series of studio exercises, students explore these themes in architectural terms. These exercises also support the development of skills in the manipulation of form, volume and built fabric. They do so in the context of ideas of creative agency and design inquiry within broader frameworks of accountability and consequence.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design: Elements (ARCH08001) AND Architectural Design: Assembly (ARCH08004)
Co-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students also take Architectural Design: In Place (ARCH08007) AND Technology and Environment: Applications (ARCH08008)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Specialist Equipment Fee.
Field trip travel.
Processes and materials involved in the presentation of work: printing and reprographic charges, photographic costs, drawing and modelling materials; digital storage etc.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 6, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 88, Fieldwork Hours 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 75 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback All students will receive formative assessment, normally mid-way through the semester, in the form of written feedback.

Feedback sheets will be issued within 15 days of the hand-in of the relevant assessment exercise.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate ability to develop architectural designs that appropriately respond to specified non-local conditions and that integrate an explicit investigation through research;
  2. Demonstrate capacity to synthesize a range of programmatic components, formal, spatial and technical strategies of modest complexity within an architectural design that responds to specified urban conditions;
  3. Demonstrate ability to critically explore and effectively communicate design ideas and propositions individually and as part of a team, in a range of digital and analogue formats, including portfolio.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information There is one main studio day 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 organiserMrs Ana Bonet Miro
Course secretaryMrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802
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