|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The core of the undergraduate design sequence is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools. Students will undertake a series of studio-based exercises in design demanding greater synthesis of diverse requirements and leading to increasingly resolved designs.
- three-dimensional spatial ordering;
- the development of an architectural language that can be responsive to different conditions;
- representation and composition
- an examination of interior and exterior spaces.
A variety of exploratory and analytic thinking methods, from concept mapping such as charting, will be introduced alongside a range of three-dimensional media, from digital modelling to physical modelling. Linking these investigations will be the theme of air, which may be explored conceptually, metaphorically, structurally, or technologically – e.g. atmosphere, acoustics (auditoria), music, inflatables, air flow and air quality, ventilation and cooling, wind turbines and wind forces.
Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to interrogate a brief;
- Demonstrate an ability to generate a variety of design possibilities for a given situation;
- Develop skills in various three-dimensional media;
- Demonstrate an understanding of relationships between architecture and air through the application of the three points above;
- Further develop the ability to make a case for proposals.
An intermediate capacity for:
- two and three-dimensional communication skills;
- analysis and exploration of design ideas; appropriate use of design terminology;
- time management and meeting deadlines;
- both verbal and two- and three-dimensional graphic presentation skills;
- ability to conceptualise in three dimensions;
- appropriate use of design terminology.