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AR40108: Design studio 6.2

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 30
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take AR40107
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
As a conclusion to the programme, this unit aims to allow each student the opportunity to develop a design to their own brief as a vehicle to demonstrate the broad range of knowledge, ability and understanding which they have acquired during their graduate studies.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will have demonstrated the following:
Ability to:
* prepare and present building designs, using a range of media, and in response to a brief
* understand the constructional and structural systems, the environmental strategies and the regulatory requirements that apply to the design and construction of a comprehensive design project
* develop a conceptual and critical approach to architectural design that integrates and satisfies the aesthetic aspects of a building and the technical requirements of its construction and the needs of the user
Knowledge of:
* the application of appropriate theoretical concepts to studio design projects, demonstrating a reflective and critical approach
* strategies for building services, and ability to integrate these in a design project
Understanding of:
* the investigation, critical appraisal and selection of alternative structural, constructional and material systems relevant to architectural design
* strategies for building construction, and ability to integrate knowledge of structural principles and construction techniques
The skills to:
* prepare designs that will meet building users' requirements and comply with UK legislation, appropriate performance standards and health and safety requirements.

The design skills necessary to resolve and integrate in elegant architectural propositions the multifarious requirements of a complex building.
Visual, verbal and written and communication skills.

The refinement of group and subsequent individual design briefs using material accumulated in Urban Design Studio 6.1 for a building within the established urban context. The design is to be presented through plans and sections, and supplemented by models (physical and/or computer models). The design will be developed with due regard to the technical requirements prevailing in the UK. Specialist expertise will be provided by visiting Architectural, Landscape, Environmental and Structural Engineering consultants.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR40108 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-ANM08 : MArch(Hons) Architecture with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 2)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.