Undergraduate Course: Architectural Design: Tectonics (ARCH10003)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is focused on extending students' capacity to operate with different approaches to architectural design. Students are asked to develop specific approaches to design problems in a coherent manner, deploying skills in architectural design and communication gained in earlier Stages. The course concentrates on developing architectural designs that integrate programmatic, formal, material, structural and budgetary considerations. The course is offered in a number of parallel design studios that sustain the overarching pedagogical aims through varying and distinctive sub-themes. Students produce coherent architectural designs of moderate complexity communicated with clarity and precision.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 12,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 77,
Fieldwork Hours 8,
External Visit Hours 8,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 14,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Learning outcomes are assessed by coursework.
Students on the BA Architecture Programme are permitted a maximum of two assessment attempts to pass this course.
||During weekly tutorials, aural feedback is delivered by the tutors. The two reviews per semester offer an opportunity for additional aural 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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of tectonic, structural, constructional, environmental and contextual matters
- Research, analyse, synthesize and integrate with design an appropriate technological approach
- Demonstrate skills in deploying specified two- and three-dimensional representational techniques correspondent with accepted architectural conventions.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Studio,Integration of technical knowledge
|Course organiser||Prof Fiona McLachlan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2304
|Course secretary||Mrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802