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Project brief 2 architecture studio 1. march 2014

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  • 1. 1 | P a g e SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING & DESIGN Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia (MASSA) Research Unit Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architecture ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO 1 [ARC 60105] ______________________________________________________________________________________ Project 2: Life Capsule Project 2 Group (of 3) LO 3,4,5 20% of total mark Verbal presentation A2 panels Introduction he main aim of Project 2 is to heighten the awareness of students about the human body, interaction of space and body, and explore the role of reasoning and logic in shaping the form. This will be done through designing a confined space which we call ‘Life Capsule’ for a 24-hour use. This limited space will challenge you to thoroughly examine and consider anthropometry and ergonomics -body dimensions, body movements, human behaviours and user needs. We will then progress on to understand how the human body relates to space, and further developing an understanding of scale and proportion in the relationship between the body and space. Through designing a limited space you will explore more about the role of function and objective parameters in the design process. 3-dimentional thinking, looking from different angles, applying different types of drawings (like sections, rather than mere plans) and creative models are essential to develop the design of the confined space. Objectives of Project The objectives of this assignment are as follows: 1. To further the student’s concern about elementary user needs 2. To introduce and create an awareness of scale and proportion of the human body 3. To introduce the role of human behavior in shaping the space 4. To explore how human anthropometry and ergonomics relating to space
  • 2. 2 | P a g e Learning Outcomes of this Project 1. To explore objective parameters of design process through solving real-life architectural problems 2. Be able to distinguish and discern the role of scale and proportion in the relationship between the human body and a designed space or enclosure 3. Understanding of human factors to the design of space (its size, shape, and how appropriate it is for the task) to improve comfort, safety, and productivity 4. To explore the relation of form and function Tasks - Methodology For this exercise, you are required to design a space (in group of 3) –maximum 12 cu. m – for 24 hours use for single occupancy, which we call ‘Life Capsule’. The Capsule do not have any connection with its surrounding unless you have a special idea related to your ideal activity and outside. You can imagine the capsule in any setting from desert to the Poles, from your dream city to outer space. You will decide on the activities you wish to have in the confined space. You are asked to suspend any preconceived notions of familiar objects. A re-conceptualization of items found in a room –bed, chair…- is key to this project. Ask yourself: what is the essence of a bed or a table? What is the scale associated with each? How does a person interact with each? You must critically examine activities and associated rituals. Pay particular attention to body measurements and develop an awareness and dialogue about anthropometry and spaces, as well as human behaviour and space. You will develop a critical understanding of the following two questions: How does body inform space? How does space inform the body? You will develop your design through 3D thinking, drawing and making. Presentation Panel On A2 panels (in a landscape layout). All the drawings must present scale, proportion and behaviour related issues by depicting human figures. Note: Boards are to be produced manually. Architectural lettering is essential and should be approximately 6 cm in height for project title, and 2 cm for body text, drawing titles and captions.
  • 3. 3 | P a g e Submission Requirement  Presentation Panel A2 Boards (1 or 2)  Model (Refer to your lecture for scale and type e.g. section, detail model)  Verbal Presentation 5 minutes Marking criteria Marks shall be distributed as follows: Marking Criteria Marks % Acquired TGC FAIL POOR SATISF ACTOR Y GOOD EXCEL LENT SPACE-MAKING These will be assessed via the following: 100 1,3,5 Ability to identify, define and express user needs and behaviors 5 How well the body relates to space in scale and proportion 15 How creative you answer the practical needs 20 Model 20 Clarity and completion of drawings showing the interaction of body and space, scale and proportions 20 Vigorous process of design 10 Efficiency in team management 10

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