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With referential architectural design this course is taught with major focus on “Design process “ that includes spaces definition, understanding of site and its various parameters, form-function dynamics and client-architect matrix. Design is supplemented with human, cultural and localized contextual needs. The student will be able to do the work on; • Study / Conceptual Models • Creative Thinking • Form Follow Function & Function Follow Form • Rationalization & Concept Implementation • Architectural Graphics • Scale Model Small and minimally complex projects explore functional, aesthetics building forms, design and structural issues. Introducing of basic constructional materials such as bricks, concrete, timber etc., and understanding their potentials for structural forms.

Course Synopsis

This course introduces design as a speculative process of inquiry and experimentation. It involves knowledge acquisition and the preliminary development of skills to conceptualize, resolve and present well-reasoned landscape and architectural ideas through drawing and modelling. The course introduces techniques of analysis and critique of design outcomes as well as fundamental engineering principles applicable to architecture and landscapes. This course engages students with learning to design through iterative processes integrating considerations of site, precedent, human scale, site engineering and material and physical data.

Course Learning Outcomes

As an Eight credit hour course, Architectural Studio IV introduces the fundamental skills, concepts and approaches essential to understanding and engaging with contemporary architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. The course learning objectives are specifically aligned with the thematic content of the lecture series, the self-directed study (including required readings and preparation for studio exercises), the studio exercises and the objectives of the assessable tasks. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: • Research, analyze and synthesize knowledge about a specific site in the development of a design response, with particular attention to topography, landscape character, users, sensory information and climate. • Apply fundamental design principles (primary elements, composition of form and space, proportion and scale, ordering principles) to their assessable work. • Work productively in a studio environment and, in turn, develop inter-personal skills, verbal communication skills and critical thinking through small group discovery activities and formative studio exercises. • Communicate critical design thinking according to disciplinary conventions; drawings, models and graphics. • Explore creative processes and idea generation and demonstrate critical evaluation of these processes in their assessable work. • Appraise how design can impact, interact with, and improve environments. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course provide a fundamental basis for your understanding of architecture, landscapes and Site contexts. This knowledge and the related skills constitute a seminal part of your design education in the Bachelor of Architectural Design. The skills acquired are the foundation stones of future career as a designer.

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Author : Michael J. Crosbie & John Hancock Callender
Edition : 7th ed.
Publisher : Mc Graw Hill
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Author : Ernst and Peter Neufert
Edition : 2nd Ed.
Publisher : Wiley BLACKWELL
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Author : Prakash Nair & Randall Fielding
Edition : 1st ed.
Publisher : National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
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