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  1. 1. Design Communication (ARC1713): April 2013 1 | P a g e SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING & DESIGN Centre for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia (MASSA) _________________________________________________________________________________________ Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Architecture) Module: DESIGN COMMUNICATION [ARC 1713] Prerequisite: None Credit Hours: 6 Lecturers: Wan Muhammad, Raihana, Sanjeh Raman, Zahra, Liu Module Synopsis This module introduces fundamental skills for the appropriate communication of architectural design. It engages different means of visualization and expression of space and spatial ideas through architectural drawings and modelling to prepare students with the skills required in Design projects. These skills are taught through a series of freehand, constructed drawing, and architectural modelling held both outdoors and in the studio. Module Teaching Objectives •To introduce design communication skills through architectural graphics and modeling. •To develop skills in visualization and communication of architectural idea, space and form. Module Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to: 1. Describe and identify the different types of architectural design communication and their roles in conveying architectural ideas, forms, and space. 2. Illustrate architectural forms and spaces through visualization and expression of space in the form of free-hand drawing. 3. Analyze visual information using 2D and 3D technical drawings and architectural model which demonstrate the ideas of space and form. Modes of Delivery This is a 6 credit hour subject held over 14 weeks. The mode of delivery will be in the form of Lectures, Tutorials and Self-study. The breakdown of the hours is as follows: Contact Hours Lecture: 2 hours/week Tutorial: 4 hours/week Self Study: 3 hours/week Tutorials will be conducted as workshop sessions to supervise students in the development of their assignments. It is important for students to attend and work vigorously in tutorials as each tutorial will achieve different milestones as stated in the timeline below. Students are encouraged to complete their assigned task (at least 70% of work) within Studio hours each week. It is the responsibility of the students to bring in all necessary equipment and materials for Studio sessions. At the end of every Studio, there will be a short recap session. It will be in the form of a Q & A session to bring up issues/problems arising from the assigned tasks.
  2. 2. Design Communication (ARC1713): April 2013 2 | P a g e Office Hours You are encouraged to visit the instructor/lecturer/tutor concerned for assistance during office hours. If the office hours do not meet your schedule, notify the instructor and set appointment times as needed. TIMeS TIMeS will be used as a communication tool and information portal for students to access module materials, project briefs, assignments and announcements. Contact Lecturer: Wan Muhammad asasku@ymail.com Sanjeh Raman sanjehkumar.raman@taylors.edu.my Zahra Namavar zahra.namavar@taylors.edu.my Raihana Zainuddin : rzdssb@yahoo.com Liu Ngee Song shangruiliu@gmail.com
  3. 3. Design Communication (ARC1713): April 2013 3 | P a g e Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) The teaching and learning approach at Taylor’s University is focused on developing the Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) in its students; capabilities that encompass the knowledge, cognitive capabilities and soft skills of its graduates. Discipline Specific Knowledge TGCs Acquired Through Module Learning Outcomes 1.0 Discipline Specific Knowledge 1.1 Able to put theories into practice. 1, 2 1.2 Understand ethical issues in the context of the field of studies. - 1.3 Understand professional practice within the field of studies. - Cognitive Capabilities 2.0 Lifelong Learning 2.1 Learn independently. 3 2.2 Locate, extract, synthesise and utilise information effectively. 3 2.3 Be intellectually engaged. 3 3.0 Thinking and Problem Solving Skills 3.1 Think critically and creatively. 2,3 3.2 Define and analyse problems to arrive at effective solutions. - Soft Skills 4.0 Communication Skills 4.1 Communicate appropriately in various setting and modes. 1,2 5.0 Interpersonal Skills 5.1 Understand team dynamics and mobilise the power of teams. - 5.2 Understand and assume leadership. - 6.0 Intrapersonal Skills 6.1 Manage one self and be self-reliant. 2 6.2 Reflect on one’s actions and learning. - 6.3 Embody Taylor's core values. - 7.0 Citizenship and Global Perspectives 7.1 Be aware and form opinions from diverse perspectives. - 7.2 Understand the value of civic responsibility and community engagement. - 8.0 Digital Literacy 8.1 Effective use of information and communication (ICT) and related technologies. 3 12
  4. 4. Design Communication (ARC1713): April 2013 4 | P a g e General Rules and Regulations Late Submission Penalty The School imposes a late submission penalty for work submitted late without a valid reason e.g. a medical certificate. Any work submitted after the deadline (which may have been extended) shall have the percentage grade assigned to the work on face value reduced by 10% for the first day and 5% for each subsequent day late. A weekend counts as one (1) day. Individual members of staff shall be permitted to grant extensions for assessed work that they have set if they are satisfied that a student has given good reasons. Absenteeism at intermediate or final presentation will result in zero mark for that presentation. The Board of Examiners may overrule any penalty imposed and allow the actual mark achieved to be used if the late submission was for a good reason. Attendance, Participation and Submission of Assessment Components Attendance is compulsory. Any student who arrives late after the first half-hour of class will be considered as absent. The lectures and tutorials will assist you in expanding your ideas and your assessments. A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the module and/or be eligible for the final examination and/or presentation. Students will be assessed based on their performance throughout the semester. Students are expected to attend and participate actively in class. Class participation is an important component of every module. Students must attempt all assessment components. Failure to attempt assessment components worth 20% or more, the student would be required to resubmit or resit an assessment component, even though the student has achieved more than 50% in the overall assessment. Failure to attempt all assessment components, including final exam and final presentation, will result in failing the module irrespective of the marks earned, even though the student has achieved more than 50% in the overall assessment. Plagiarism (Excerpt from Taylor’s University Student Handbook 2013, page 59) Plagiarism, which is an attempt to present another person’s work as your own by not acknowledging the source, is a serious case of misconduct which is deemed unacceptable by the University. "Work" includes written materials such as books, journals and magazine articles or other papers and also includes films and computer programs. The two most common types of plagiarism are from published materials and other students’ works. 1. Published Materials In general, whenever anything from someone else’s work is used, whether it is an idea, an opinion or the results of a study or review, a standard system of referencing should be used. Examples of plagiarism may include a sentence or two, or a table or a diagram from a book or an article used without acknowledgement. Serious cases of plagiarism can be seen in cases where the entire paper presented by the student is copied from another book, with an addition of only a sentence or two by the student. While the former can be treated as a simple failure to cite references, the latter is likely to be viewed as cheating in an examination. Though most assignments require the need for reference to other peoples’ works, in order to avoid plagiarism, students should keep a detailed record of the sources of ideas and findings and ensure that these sources are clearly quoted in their assignment. Note that plagiarism also refers to materials obtained from the Internet too.
  5. 5. Design Communication (ARC1713): April 2013 5 | P a g e 2. Other Students’ Work Circulating relevant articles and discussing ideas before writing an assignment is a common practice. However, with the exception of group assignments, students should write their own papers. Plagiarising the work of other students into assignments includes using identical or very similar sentences, paragraphs or sections. When two students submit papers that are very similar in tone and content, both are likely to be penalised. Student Participation Your participation in the module is encouraged. You have the opportunity to participate in the following ways: § Your ideas and questions are welcomed, valued and encouraged. § Your input is sought to understand your perspectives, ideas and needs in planning subject revision. § You have opportunities to give feedback and issues will be addressed in response to that feedback. § Do reflect on your performance in Portfolios. § Student evaluation on your views and experiences about the module are actively sought and used as an integral part of improvement in teaching and continuous improvement. Student-centered Learning (SCL) The module uses the Student-centered Learning (SCL) approach. Utilization of SCL embodies most of the principles known to improve learning and to encourage student’s participation. SCL requires students to be active, responsible participants in their own learning and instructors are to facilitate the learning process. Various teaching and learning strategies such as experiential learning, problem-based learning, site visits, group discussions, presentations, working in group and etc. can be employed to facilitate the learning process. In SCL, students are expected to be: § active in their own learning; § self-directed to be responsible to enhance their learning abilities; § able to cultivate skills that are useful in today’s workplace; § active knowledge seekers; § active players in a team. Types of Assessment and Feedback You will be graded in the form of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments will provide information to guide you in the research process. This form of assessment involves participation in discussions and feedback sessions. Summative assessment will inform you about the level of understanding and performance capabilities achieved at the end of the module.
  6. 6. Design Communication (ARC1713): April 2013 6 | P a g e Assessment Plan Assessments Type Learning outcomes Marks Submission Dates Duration Assessment 1 Sketching 1a: On-site sketching 1b: Tonal values Individual 1, 2 10% 10% 17 April 2014 (week3) 3 weeks Assessment 2 Drawing 2a: Orthographic projections 2b: Axonometric projections 2c: Perspectives Individual 3, 4 25% 20% 20% 15 May 2014 (week7) 5 Jun 2014 (week9) 19 Jun 2014 (week11) 4 weeks 3 weeks 2 weeks Assessment 3 Finishing & Presentation Individual 3, 5,6 15% 10 July 2014 (week13) 3 weeks Portfolio Individual 6 Pass/F ail 24 July 2014 (week13) 2 weeks Total 100%
  7. 7. Design Communication (ARC1713): April 2013 7 | P a g e Assessment Components 1. Assessment 1(a) Sketching (10%) A first-hand conscious experience is important in the understanding and articulation of space. This assessment aims to develop skills in visualization and expression of space through free-hand sketches exploring different mediums (water colour, pencil, charcoal, pen-ink, etc). You are required to produce at least 4 sketches that demonstrate your understanding of space and basic principles of architecture within the Taylor’s Lakeside campus or other sites. The sketches should include exterior and interior spaces. You are also required to take notes based on your understanding of space within the site. The notes/annotations must be related to the sketches you have recorded. Proper lettering should be used. The sketches should be collated in an A4 sketchbook/ folio formats. 2. Assessment 1(b) Tonal Value (10%) Continuing the progression from project 1(a), we will explore expressing detailing, forms and spaces through various tonal values. You should select an image of a space. Using the traditional media of pencil and pen-and- ink, explore basic techniques for creating tonal values through hatching, cross-hatching, scribbling, and stippling. 3. Assessment 2 Drawing: Orthographic & perspective drawings (65%) This assessment introduces and develops skills in 2-D and 3-D drawings. It involves a series of progressive submissions which includes orthographic drawings, diagramming, axonometric projections, perspectives and rendering of a simple building. You must be able to express the idea of the project, understand the roles of different means of communication and their interrelations, demonstrate skills and clarity in drawing and composition, and show evidence in development of drawings. 4. Assessment 3 Finishing & Presentation: Presentation Board+ Portfolio (15%) This assessment is integrated with the final project for Design Studio 1. You will apply the skills and techniques mastered from Assessments 1 and 2 accordingly and appropriately to your skills and to best represent and communicate your final design idea. Asides demonstrating your abilities and skills, you will also learn to manage and plan your time effectively and work efficiently. 5. Assessment 4: Architectural Presentation & the Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities Portfolio (P/F) The portfolio is an edited document to include all the work produced in this module. Visual diary and process of work (packaged) are to be included as part of the portfolio submission. The portfolio should be an A3 bounded document and well-crafted. Images, drawings, text and so on must be well edited, legible and composed. Text should be kept minimal. 6. Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities Portfolio The Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) Portfolio is a document that collates all assessments produced in a module and reflects a student’s acquisition of the Module Learning Outcomes and Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities. § For students enrolled in the 2011 Programme Structure The TGC portfolio is an edited A3-size bound document that includes all the assessments produced in the module. Visual diary and process of work (packaged) are to be included as part of the portfolio submission. Students must reflect on their learning through the TGC Portfolio Form. § For students enrolled in the 2012 Programme Structure onwards Each students is to develop an ePortfolio, a web-based portfolio in the form of a personal academic blog. The ePortfolio is developed progressively for all modules taken throughout Semesters 1 to 5, and culminates with a final Portfolio in printed form produced in the final semester. The printed Portfolio must encapsulates the acquisition of Programme Learning Outcomes and Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities, and showcase the distinctiveness and identity of the student as a graduate of the programme.
  8. 8. Design Communication (ARC1713): April 2013 8 | P a g e Marks and Grading Table (Revised as per Programme Guide 2013) Assessments and grades will be returned within two weeks of your submission. You will be given grades and necessary feedback for each submission. The grading system is shown below: Grade Marks Grade Points Definition Description A 80 – 100 4.00 Excellent Evidence of original thinking; demonstrated outstanding capacity to analyze and synthesize; outstanding grasp of module matter; evidence of extensive knowledge base. A- 75 – 79 3.67 Very Good Evidence of good grasp of module matter; critical capacity and analytical ability; understanding of relevant issues; evidence of familiarity with the literature. B+ 70 – 74 3.33 Good Evidence of grasp of module matter; critical capacity and analytical ability, reasonable understanding of relevant issues; evidence of familiarity with the literature.B 65 – 69 3.00 B- 60 – 64 2.67 Pass Evidence of some understanding of the module matter; ability to develop solutions to simple problems; benefitting from his/her university experience. C+ 55 – 59 2.33 C 50 – 54 2.00 D+ 47 – 49 1.67 Marginal Fail Evidence of nearly but not quite acceptable familiarity with module matter, weak in critical and analytical skills. D 44 – 46 1.33 D- 40 – 43 1.00 F 0 – 39 0.00 Fail Insufficient evidence of understanding of the module matter; weakness in critical and analytical skills; limited or irrelevant use of the literature. WD - - Withdrawn Withdrawn from a module before census date, typically mid-semester. F(W) 0 0.00 Fail Withdrawn after census date, typically mid-semester. IN - - Incomplete An interim notation given for a module where a student has not completed certain requirements with valid reason or it is not possible to finalise the grade by the published deadline. P - - Pass Given for satisfactory completion of practicum. AU - - Audit Given for a module where attendance is for information only without earning academic credit. Description 1: Week 3 to week 7 (inclusive) for long semester, or week 3 to week 5 (inclusive) for short semester. A short semester is less than 14 weeks. Not applicable for audit and internship. Description 2: After week 7 for long semester, or after week 5 for short semester. A short semester is less than 14 weeks. Not applicable for audit and internship.
  9. 9. Design Communication (ARC1713): April 2013 9 | P a g e Module Schedule Week/Date Description Lecture Tutorial Self Directed Study Week 1 Session 1: 27/3 Introduction to Design Communication & Sketching Lecture: Introduction // Workshop: On-site sketching Workshop: On-site sketching 2 4 3 Week 2 Session 1: 1/4 Session 2: 3/4 Sketching Workshop: On-site sketching 2 4 3 Week 3 Session 1: 8/4 Session 2: 10/4 Sketching Workshop: Exploring tones and textures, tonal values through hatching, cross-hatching, scribbling, stippling 2 4 3 Week 4 Session 1: 15/4 Session 2: 17/4 Drawing: Orthographic Projections Lecture: Introduction to Architectural Drawings & Ortho Projections Workshop: Exercise, Scale, Drawing the Glass House Submissions: 1a: On-site Sketching 1b: Tonal Values 2 4 ( On line discussio n/forum) 3 Week 5 Session 1: 22/4 Session 2: 24/4 Drawing: Orthographic Projections Workshop: Drawing the Glass House 2 4( On line discussio n/forum) 3 Week 6 Session 1: 29/4 Session 2: 1/5 Drawing: Orthographic Projections Workshop: Drawing the Glass House 2 4 3 Week 7 Session 1: 6/5 Session 2: 8/5 Drawing: Axonometric Projections Workshop: Axonometric drawing Submissions: 2a: Orthographic projections 2 4( On line discussio n/forum) 3 Week 8 Session 1: 13/5 Session 2: 15/5 Drawing: Perspective Drawing Lecture: Introduction to Perspective Drawings Workshop: One-point perspective (exterior) 2 4 3 Activity Week Week 9 Session 1: 26/5 Session 2: 29/5 Drawing: Perspective Drawing Workshop: One-point perspective (interior) Submissions: 2b: Axo. projections 2 4( On line discussio n/forum) 3 Week 10 Session 1: 3/6 Session 2: 5/6 Drawing: Perspective Drawing Workshop: Two-point perspective (exterior) 2 4 3 Week 11 Session 1: 10/6 Session 2: 12/6 Drawing: Perspective Drawing / Making: Model in design Lecture: Introduction to model-making and applications Submissions: 2c: Perspectives 2 4 3 Week 12 Session 1: 17/6 Session 2: 18/6 Drawing: Perspective Drawing / Making: Model in design Workshop: Perspective Drawing 2 4 3 Week 13 Session 1: 24/6 Session 2: 26/6 Architectural Presentation & TGC Portfolio Workshop: Propose preliminary design and page layout (TBC) Lecture: Finishing and presentation skills Submissions 3: Finishing & Pres Submissions: TGC Portfolio 2 4 3 Week 14 Session 1: 31/6 Session 2: 3/7 Architectural Presentation & TGC Portfolio Workshop: Layout development Workshop: Finishing and presentation skills 2 4 3 Week 15 Study Leave
  10. 10. Design Communication (ARC1713): April 2013 10 | P a g e Note: The Module Schedule above is subject to change at short notice. Recommended Reading Main References : 1. Ching, Francis D.K. 2003. Architectural Graphics, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York. 2. Yee, Rendow 2007. Architectural Drawing: A Visual Compendium of Types and Methods. Wiley 3. Ching, Francis D.K. 1990 Drawing: A Creative Process, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York. 4. Laseau, Paul 2001. Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York. 5. Mills, Criss 2000. Designing with Models: A Studio Guide to Making and Using Architectural Design Model, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York. 6. Porter, Tom & Neale, John 2000. Architectural Supermodels, Architectural Press, Boston, Massachussetts. 7. Uddin, M. Salleh 1997. Axonometric and Oblique Drawings: A 3-D Construction, Rendering, and Design Guide, The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York. Additional References : 8. Burden, Ernest. 2003. Entourage: A Tracing File and Color Sourcebook. 4th Ed, Mc-Graw Hill. 9. Clark, Roger & Pause, Michael. 1996. Precedents in Architecture. 2nd Edition. New York. Van Nostrand Reinhold. 10. Linton, Harold. 2003. Portfolio Design. 3rd Edition. New York and London. W.W. Norton & Company. 11. Porter, Tom 1991. ‘The Spatial Codes’, in The Architect’s Eye: Visualization and Depiction of Space in Architecture, E & FN Spon, London, pp. 85-128. 12. Woods, Jim 2002. Draw and Sketch Buildings. Singapore. Page One Publishing Ltd. Tools/Materials Basic sketching tool: A4 sketchbook (black cover); Set of pencils; Set of felt tip pens (different sizes); Charcoal (Optional: Colour pencil; Watercolour; Pastel; Acrylic and etc) Basic drawing & presentation tools: T-square; Adjustable set square; Scale Ruler (metric scale); Technical pen set; Clutch pencil and lead; Tracing Paper (A3); Butter Paper (Large Sheets-10 sheets); Masking tape; (Optional: Circular Template, French Curve) Basic model making tools: A3 cutting mat; Cutter; 30cm Steel Ruler; UHU Glue (Small) *You will require additional materials/tools throughout the semester which vary according your needs.

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