Undergraduate Course: Architectural Design: In Place (ARCH08007)
|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||The 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.
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 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
|Assessment (Further Info)
||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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Investigate through design-research architectural, environmental and urban issues that impact on architectural design decisions and to reflect on the consequences of these decisions.
- Respond to brief and site by synthesizing a range of programmatic components, formal, environmental and spatial strategies, and contextual themes of modest complexity within an architectural design.
- 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.
|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 Rachael Hallett
|Course secretary||Miss Marta Zadzilko
Tel: (0131 6)51 5800