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Project brief 3 architecture studio 1. march 2014


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Project brief 3 architecture studio 1. march 2014

  1. 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 3: Dreamscape for the Self Project 3 Group (of 2) + Individual LO 1-8 60% of total mark Verbal presentation Refer below Introduction In Project 1&2, you were introduced to subjective and objective parameters and their role in visual art and user-based designs. As none of those parameters can shape an architectural space on their own per se, in Project 3 you will be required to consider all those aspects (subjective and objective parameters) at the same time in designing a space. Going through this exercise you will get the real essence of how architectural design will start from a notion and develop through a process affected by multiple forces. We shall begin with Part A where you will work on exploring several design principles, materializing some meanings and ‘reading’ architectural designs in a series of design tasks and studio based group exercises. In Part B, individually, you will start designing a dream space for a celebrity or a VIP. Objectives of Project The objectives of this assignment are as follows: 1. To understand and apply basic design principles and terminologies 2. Develop design skills through analysis and ‘reading’ existing buildings 3. To further the student’s ability to create and develop a conceptual narrative 4. To be able to consider objective and subjective parameters in the design process to create a space which is practical yet poetic 5. To be able to select and make different study models (sketch, concept, diagram, section and development models)
  2. 2. 2 | P a g e Learning Outcomes of this Project 1. Design a space that embodies and expresses an idea or conceptual narrative 2. Be able to identify, articulate and apply basic design principles in spatial organization and relationships 3. Be able to create, articulate and illustrate the poetics of spatial quality 4. Be able to produce and choose wisely among variety type of models with the aim of generating and developing design as well as better presentation of idea 5. Advance communication skills through sketching internal expression of space, diagrams and variety type of models Tasks - Methodology For the first four sessions, depending on the instructions of your respective lecturer, you will undertake small studio-based group works to explore basic design principles, materializing meanings, ‘reading’ and ‘understanding’ architecture, as well as identifying spatial qualities which had evolved through applying design principals. For the rest of the semester, you are required to apply all your understandings from project1, project 2 and project3 (part A) to design a dream space for an idol in a given site. The design will start with a narrative/storyline –depicting expressive quality of the site, characteristics of your idol, activities supposed to happen in your dream space etc. - and develop through sketches and study models to give a physical shape to your narrative and ideas. Design Requirements You will be required to design a sequence of at least 2-3 spaces that takes up anywhere in the provided site plan not more than 110 sq. m and 15m high. This Space is for an idol of your choice (A singer e.g. Lady Gaga; A statesman e.g. Nelson Mandela; A Sportsman e.g. Michael Schumacher). Sketch Journal Your work progress is to be recorded in your Sketch Journal in the form of drawings and sketching along with any related notes and references. Final Model The Final Model will be of a 1:50 scale and clearly represents the design and its elements (i.e. wall thickness to scale). Note: Based on your initial ideas you may need to make some elements of the site plan in your Final Model to show interaction of the final model with the physical environment of the site e.g. terrain and landscape Presentation Panel Using 2 or 3 pieces of A2 panels (preferably in landscape layout), include a narrative (max 200 words) of the space and explain your final design scheme
  3. 3. 3 | P a g e The requirements for the orthographic and other drawings are as follows: - All drawings shall be manually drawn in ink and optional choice of rendering technique - All orthographic and axonometric drawings shall be at a scale of 1:50 * - Your drawings should contain at least 2 interior sketches showing space qualities and the remarkable part of your design. These sketches must be properly annotated and labelled. - You are required to produce at least one sectional perspective or axonometric to express the criteria below - You are required to produce the necessary orthographic drawings (Plan, Sections, Elevations with Site context) to express the criteria below - You are required to present your design process (from the starting point of your design and its evolution to the final design) Your drawings must accompany with diagrams presenting your main initial ideals and applied design principles in your design. Criteria that should be considered when producing your drawings and selecting types of drawings to use include: - Can a person see and understand the sequence of spaces I am creating? - Am I authentically expressing the quality of the spaces I am designing? - Can a person understand how circulation within my spaces works from my drawings? - Can a person understand how my design relates and reacts to the site context? Note: All boards are to be produced manually. Architectural lettering is essential and should be approximately 30mm in height for project title, and 8mm for body text, drawing titles and captions. Submission Requirement *  Presentation Panels - A2 Boards (2 or 3 pieces)  Final Model Scale 1:50  Verbal Presentation 5 minutes  Sketch Journal inclusive of additional sketches on butter paper if applicable  Evidence of design process and thoughts through study models to be displayed alongside final model * These are suggested guidelines that are subject to your respective tutorial lecturer’s advice. As such, please refer to your lecturer for exact instructions.
  4. 4. 4 | P a g e Marking criteria Marks shall be distributed as follows: Marking Criteria Marks % Acquired TGC FAIL POOR SATIS FACT ORY GOOD EXCEL LENT Continuous Studio based Exercises 20 1 Final Project Dream Space for the Self Has the student mastered the ability to create meaningful spaces in relation to the body and self? These will be assessed via the following: 80 1,3,6 DESIGN: CONCEPT & NARRATIVE - Generation of design narrative - Translation of narrative into space(s) - Creativity 20 DESIGN: APPLYING BASIC ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES Identification of the following: - Scale and proportion - Basic design principles in spatial organization and configuration 20 DESIGN: PROCESS The use of sketches, study drawings and study models to extensively explore and develop an idea and the design 15 PRESENTATION: VISUAL -Choice of appropriate and legible diagrams, technical drawings & supporting images to effectively explain design narrative, exploration and scheme -Model VERBAL Verbal articulation of design narrative and process, use of appropriate terms 10,10 5
  5. 5. 5 | P a g e Suggested References For references on Spatial Organization and Relationships: 1. D.K. Ching, F. Eckler, J.F. 2013. Introduction to Architecture. New Jersey: Wiley & Sons 2. D.K. Ching, F. 1993. Architecture: Form Space and Order (2nd ed.). Van Nostrand Reinhold. For references on Perception and Experience: 1. Rasmussen, Steen Eiler. 1993. Experiencing Architecture. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. USA. 2. Antoniades, A. 1992. Poetics of Architecture. Van Nostrand Reinhold. 3. Agrest, Diana. 1993. Architecture from Without. The MIT Press For references on Openings in Architecture: 1. Meiss, Pierre. 2002. Elements of Architecture: From Form to Place. Spon Press: London. (See Chapter 1: Openings) 2. Plummer, H. 2012. The Architecture of Natural Light. Thames & Hudson For references on Model-making: 1. Mills, Criss 2000. Designing with Models: A studio guide to making and using architectural design models, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York. 2. Porter, Tom 2000. Architectural Supermodels, Architectural Press, Boston, Mass.