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ARCH6060 - Design Studio Primer

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Title:Design Studio Primer
Long Title:Design Studio Primer
Module Code:ARCH6060
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Architecture & Urban Environment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Samuel Vardy
Module Author: KEVIN BUSBY
Module Description: This module provides an introduction to simple spatial design. It also introduces the student to the processes that are commonly used to organise and support study, research, analysis and studio design projects in interior architecture.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate their existing skills and their need to acquire skills.
LO2 Work effectively in a group and evaluate the group processes.
LO3 Identify and model the formal and spatial qualities of a given environment.
LO4 Plan, prepare and deliver an effective presentation.
LO5 Apply fundamental theory and logic of design through initial stages of the design process.
LO6 Record, formulate and progress original ideas and concepts based on personal research of form and texture.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

not applicable
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Interior architecture
Perception and analysis of interior space. Simple domestic space design. Space planning. Analysis of everyday tasks. Experiencing contemporary and historic architecture and design through site visits.
Design Theory and practice
studies in proportion, form, texture and surface. Primary elements - point, line and plane. Basic concepts of solid geometry, mass and volume. Introducing the design process and how a design is developed through stages. Natural light and its effect on materials. Modelmaking in card as a design tool. Conceptualization through abstract study of natural form.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Introductory project - observing more closely the built environment around us and learning to see rather than just look. 1,2 10.0 Week 3
Project Creativity project - design fundamentals. Using graphic 2D and 3D, non-literal motifs to describe atmosphere and ambiance 5,6 15.0 Week 5
Project Simple domestic spatial design I. creating specific individual spaces within the domestic environment 3,4,5 25.0 Week 7
Project Simple domestic spatial design II. Creating spaces that use natural light and its effect on material selection, for example a small gallery space. 5,6 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Studio based learning 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Group tutorial 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Tutorial Individual tutorial 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning Research and development of studio project 12.0 Every Week 12.00
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Studio based learning 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Group tutorial 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Tutorial Individual tutorial 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning Research and development of studio project 12.0 Every Week 12.00
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Tomris Tangaz 2018, The interior design course. principles practices and techniques for the aspiring designer, revised Ed., Thames and Hudson London [ISBN: 0-500-29447X]
  • Frank D. K. Ching 2007, Architecture, form, space & order, 3rd Ed., John Wiley & Sons New York [ISBN: 0-471-28616-8]
  • de Sausmarez 2007, Basic Design - The Dynamics of Visual Form, revised Ed., A and C Black London [ISBN: 0-7136-8366]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • interiors, Wallpaper magazine
  • interiors, Elle Decoration magazine
  • interiors, World of Interiors Magazine
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_DINAR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture 1 Mandatory
CR_DIARC_7 Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture 1 Mandatory

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