Module BE1056 - Architecture Engineering and Construction
SYNOPSIS OF MODULE
This module introduces the student to the basic skills of two and three dimensional visual communication of architectural designs and ideas. Learning will be studio based and principally taught through demonstration and practice, with directed and independent learning.
Summative assessment is of the portfolio of work consisting of the set seminar work throughout the module.
INDICATIVE READING LIST OR OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES
Ching, F. (1996) Architecture - Form, Space & Order. Van Nostrand Reinhold
Ching F. (2003) Architectural Graphics, Wiley
Tutt and Alder (1996) New Metric Handbook, The Architectural Press.
Porter T, (1994) Design Drawing Techniques for Architects Graphic Designers and Artists. Oxford : Architectural Press
Knoll, W. (1992) Architectural Models - Construction Techniques. Batsford
Baker G (1989) Design Strategies in Architecture. E & FN SPON.
Bell, R and Hyland, A. (2004) Hand to Eye, Contemporary Illustration, Laurence King
Poyner, R. (2005) Communicate: independent British graphic design since the sixties, Laurence King
Koolhaas, R. (1995) SMLXL, Monacelli press
Lewandowsky, P. and Zeischegg, F. (2003) A Practical Guide to Digital Design: Designing with Your Computer Made Easy! Crans-près-Céligny : AVA
Crowe & Laseau (1984) Visual Notes for Architects and Designers. Van Nostrand
Portoghesi P. (2000) Aldo Rossi – the sketchbooks. Thames and Hudson, London
Weston, R. (2004) Plans, sections and elevations : key buildings of the twentieth century: Laurence King.
Relevant introductory manuals to computer software
The principles of architectural and design communication
• Two dimensional representation: Site plan, plan, section, elevation
• Sketching and diagramming as tools for analysis and design development
• Three dimensional representation: projections, internal and external perspectives
• Model making, studio and workshop practice
Computer based techniques:
• An introduction to two dimensional computer representation
• Manipulation of visual images and multi media techniques
AIMS OF MODULE
This module introduces the student to the basic skills of two and three dimensional visual communication of architectural designs and ideas.
The student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate skills in using appropriate manual visual communication methods (including sketching, and modelling techniques in a variety of media) to convey and evaluate design ideas and proposals
2. Demonstrate skills in using two dimensional electronic communication methods of conveying design ideas.
3. Understand and use the conventions of architectural representations from two-dimensional and three-dimensional graphics to computer generated and physical models.
Show an ability to listen and engage in informed dialogue.
DISTANCE LEARNING DELIVERY
LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGY
Learning will be facilitated by a structured programme of studio based workshops, laboratory sessions and case studies. These sessions will comprise of demonstrations, followed by directed learning. Students will undertake independent working to produce a series of assignments to develop skills and apply their knowledge.
ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK STRATEGY
Formative assessment is through regular progress reviews in individual and group formats, where students are expected to demonstrate their developing skills in using appropriate communication methods.
Summative assessment is by a portfolio of manual and computer based assignments, related to studio project work.
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