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Undergraduate Course: Architectural Design: In Place (ARCH08007)

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
SummaryThe course takes the concept of site and situation as its focus. This theme is supplemented by those of public and private, place and identity. These themes collectively inform a set of architectural design exercises that have greater complexity than those tackled at Stage 1.

The thematic scope of the module serves as a context to introduce critical and self-reflexive dimensions of architectural design, and the development of skills in design inquiry. The module addresses digital media and explores their consequences for the representation and fabrication in architecture.
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: Any Place (ARCH08006) AND Technology and Environment: Applications (ARCH08008)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Specialist Equipment Fee.
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 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 77, 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 73 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback During weekly tutorials, oral feedback is delivered by the tutors. The two reviews per semester offer an opportunity for additional oral feedback by tutors and other critics. In the second half of the semester, tutors provide written formative feedback on performance, and an additional written feedback is provided at the end of the semester after conclusion and examination.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Investigate through design-research architectural and urban issues that impact on architectural design decisions.
  2. Respond to brief and site by synthesizing a range of programmatic components, formal and spatial strategies, and contextual themes of modest complexity within an architectural design.
  3. Effectively explore and communicate design ideas and propositions, articulate by visual means an architectural argument, individually and in teams, in a range of digital and analogue formats.
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 organiserMs Andrea Faed
Course secretaryMrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802
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