Undergraduate Course: Architectural Design: Any Place (ARCH08006)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This course is only open to students on an approved exchange with ESALA.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
||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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to develop architectural designs that appropriately respond to specified non-local conditions and that integrate an explicit investigation through research; and to reflect on the consequences of these decisions.
- Demonstrate capacity to synthesize a range of programmatic components, formal, environmental, spatial and technical strategies of modest complexity within an architectural design that responds to specified urban conditions;
- 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|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 organiser||Ms Ana Miret Garcia
Tel: (0131 6)50 9451
|Course secretary||Mr Daniel Jackson
Tel: (0131 6)50 2309