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AR10015: Design studio 1.1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Project 1 (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Project 2 (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the following areas and concepts of design:
* Creative spatial and building design;
* Materials and basic construction;
* Visual communication through drawing and model-making;
* Design as a collaborative process (semester part joint with engineers).

Learning Outcomes:
After successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate a basic ability to draw:
* Plan, section, and elevation;
* Axonometric and isometric projection;
* Perspective;
* Freehand and mixed media techniques;
Students must demonstrate a basic three-dimensional awareness through their design solutions.
Students must demonstrate the ability to meet the requirements of a given brief.

Freehand drawing.
Technical drawing.
Model making.
Verbal presentation of work.

Two projects in Semester 1 with students in groups composed of architects and engineers for the first and architects individually for the second. Typical Projects are as follows.
Project 1: design and construction of a sculpture on an abstract site. This exercise is the basis of the various drawing techniques outlined in 'Learning Outcomes' as well as an exercise in group working.
Project 2: design of a simple timber structure using frame construction.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR10015 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-ANB08 : BSc(Hons) Architecture with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 1)