Module Details

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Code ARCH402
Coordinator Dr AA Antonopoulou
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 6 FHEQ First Semester 15


Following module ARCH401 and the formulation of a critical position on a given urban setting, the aim of this module is to develop an urban strategy and a larger scale proposition.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) The ability to articulate a critical response to urban analysis

(LO2) The manipulation of information towards formulation of urban strategy

(LO3) The influence of the design and development of cities, past and present on the contemporary built environment

(LO4) The impact of buildings on the environment, and the precepts of sustainable design

(S1) Improvement of 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



The project will focus on the development of a critical response to the urban analysis and manifesto developed in module ARCH401. It will investigate how theories, practices and technologies of the contemporary city can influence urban design. Special emphasis will be given to process: students will be encouraged to experiment with mixed techniques and new technologies in order to test, reform and develop the representation of their ideas. Studio work will be accompanied by lectures by staff and invited speakers.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lectures/ Seminars
Description: Studio work will be supported by lectures and seminars by staff and invited speakers
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: Tuesday lunchtime invited speakers or staff talks

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description: Group and individual studio-based tutorial on a weekly basis
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Group and individual tutorials, Interim and Final Reviews

Teaching Method 3 - Reviews
Description: Studio work will be examined and discussed in interim and final reviews with the contribution of other members of staff and guest reviewers as appropriate
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided

All teaching (tutorials, lectures, and reviews) will be based on a blended model of learning (a combination of online and face-to-face teaching) that provides the best student experience while accounting for appropriate social distancing and hygiene regimes due to the COVID-19 crisis and always following the University’s guidelines.

Teaching Schedule

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



Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 90


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When):During Assessment Period    100       

Recommended Texts

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