Module Details

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Title DESIGN A
Code ARCH401
Coordinator Mr PJ Farrall
Architecture
Peter.Farrall@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 4 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

Following successful completion of Part 1 and/or professional practice, the aim of this module is to introduce students to graduate level architectural design, following their year in professional practice. It contains in miniature all of the key elements of the MArch design agenda, including a short exercise in urban analysis and the complete design of a medium-sized building.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) The learning outcomes for the project are to acquire and demonstrate skills in:

Immediate site and contextual analysis.

(LO2) Conceptual development through the understanding of a range of design methods.

(LO3) Developing architecture into “appropriate” detail, emphasising the central role of technology, and appropriate representation at every stage.

(S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice.

(S2) Time and project management - Personal organisation.

(S3) Information skills - Critical reading.

(S4) Research skills - All Information skills.

(S5) Personal attributes and qualities - Initiative.

(S6) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking.


Syllabus

 

The project will focus on a smaller urban building acting as a bridge between the BA and the MArch courses. This project is treated as a miniature version of the entire year, stressing the need to address the wide range of scales encountered within architectural investigations. The project will establish within it the agenda of the year by highlighting the central thematic concerns, the method of analysis and recording, and the techniques of manipulation. The project will stress the importance, in any built architecture, of both urban concerns and of small-scale design. It also draws attention to the relationship of materials and technology to human factors in architecture design.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Tuesday lunchtime invited speakers or staff talks

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Group and individual tutorials, Interim and Final Reviews

Teaching Method 3 - Other
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 3

  12

    45

60
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 90
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :During Assessment Period  n/a    100       

Recommended Texts

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