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AR30019: Design studio 3.1

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: 18      [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 360
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
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 25% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Project 2 (CW 75% - 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 help each student develop a clear conceptual and intellectual position as part of the architectural design process.
To explore and analyse a given urban and cultural context as part of the design process.
To increase the degree of project complexity in preparation for 4th year.
To develop collaborate working skills through a joint design project.
To exploit the international ERASMUS profile of the year and the opportunities this provides to exchange diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences.

Learning Outcomes:
Demonstration of the ability to:
* meet the requirements of a given brief;
* prepare a coherent architectural design for a medium rise new building;
* devise and employ a clear ordering system within a design proposal which integrates organisational, spatial, environmental and structural requirements;
* develop a given brief and prepare a building proposal which addresses a specific urban realm in cultural and physical terms;
* work as part of a team.
The demonstration of an awareness of how the built environment is really experienced by its users.

Increased ability to communicate information both verbally and graphically, using a diverse range of media and model-making techniques.

The Semester will include a short joint project with Engineering students in order to develop designs to a given brief. The projects during the Semester will run parallel to the AR30093 Urban Studies and AR30341 History and Theory and will be use as a vehicle for the course work assessment of this unit. The major project for the Semester will provide the students with the opportunity to undertake a study tour to a European city, which will become the setting for their individual design project.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR30019 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-ANB08 : BSc(Hons) Architecture with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 3)