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AR10016: Design studio 1.2

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: 18      [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 360
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Project 3 (CW 40% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Project 4 (CW 60% - 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:
Semester two consists entirely of individual work and is taught in a studio of architectural students only. The aim is to continue, through a series of structured projects, the exploration of fundamental themes in architecture begun in Semester 1.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit students should clearly demonstrate that they have further developed the skills in both architectural design and communication introduced in Semester 1. The major project of the semester - A Family House, requires students to demonstrate the structural and constructional principles of their design. For each project students must demonstrate the ability to meet the requirements of a given brief.

Drawing, model-making and design skills are further developed and there is a new focus on the relationship between buildings and spaces, at a variety of scales.

Project 3: A Pavilion
* To investigate the relationship of a building to context.
* To investigate two new materials both structurally and in detail design -
* The design of a single storey steel structurebuilding with a more complex brief than the timber structure in Semester one.

Project 4: A House.
* This project develops planning skills with the most complex brief set so far in the year, including construction and landscaping as an integral part of the design process.
* The house is of at least two storeys and uses masonry construction. Lectures on masonry construction accompany this project.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR10016 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

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