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Syllabus for

Academic year
AFT081 - Architecture and space design
Arkitektur och rumsgestaltning
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-02 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKARK
12,0 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Architecture
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 45121
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 100
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Project, part A 7,5 c Grading: UG   7,5 c    
0211 Laboratory, part B 3,0 c Grading: UG   3,0 c    
0311 Written and oral assignments, part C 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

In programs

TKARK ARCHITECTURE, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Eva Amborg

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Theme:

Architectural design project 7,5 hec


Eligibility

General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Swedish.

Aim

The purpose of this course is to give students in-depth knowledge of how spaces are designed and experienced. Through exercises and an extended design studio project, students are trained in the ability to give form to the connection between space and activity based on a given functional program. The emphasis in the project is on examining and designing a space and its rituals using the human body and the landscape as points of departure. Extra emphasis is given to the sensory experience of space for both body and soul.
Students will also develop a sense for form and space by working with the fundamental elements of architectural design - including color, light, sound, and material - at various scales.
Students will be trained in sketching and communicating using the language of drafting and modeling.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

SPACE DESIGN (7.5 credits) (Part A: Design Studio)
Demonstrate proficiency in the design of space and spatial connections for the users and uses specified in a given functional program.
Apply the fundamentals of spatial configuration in the formation of interior and exterior spaces, and understand the relationship between building and landscape.
Use basic spatial concepts.
Make a reasoned argument with different groups about the experience and qualities of a space.

COLOR, FORM, AND VISUALIZATION (3.0 credits) (Part B: Experiment)
Master the fundamentals of some of architecture's essential means of expression, including space, spatial configurations, form, color, light, sound, and material.
Apply skills in experimental methods of spatial analysis and space design at various scales.
Understand the color system and its organization, and understand how colors are influenced by light and other colors.

THE LANGUAGE AND TOOLS OF DRAFTING AND MODELING (1.5 credits) (Part C: Study Assignment)
Use manual drafting tools to produce architectural working drawings.
Master the basic language of architectural working drawings (floor plan, section, elevation, and site plan at various scales) for use in communication, presentation, and design.
Express and refer to basic concepts of architecture through the language of drafting.
Read and interpret a detail drawing for a small wood-framed building.

Content

SPACE DESIGN (7.5 credits) (Part A: Design Studio)

In this design studio project students are trained in the ability to give form to the connection between space and activity based on a given functional program as well as dialogue with users. The emphasis in the project is on examining and designing a space and its rituals using the human body and the landscape as points of departure. Students develop their projects with guidance from practicing architects and faculty. The course concludes with presentation of the projekt and reflection on the process.


COLOR, FORM, AND VISUALIZATION (3.0 credits) (Part B: Experiment)

In various exercises, students are trained in the ability to depict and analyze space, volume, sound, light, and color using images and words. In practical exercises students explore the relationship between the human body and a space in terms of scale, dimension, etc. There is a lecture on the color system and its organization, and students undertake practical exercises to understand how colors are influenced by light and other surrounding colors.


THE LANGUAGE AND TOOLS OF DRAFTING AND MODELING (1.5 credits) (Part C: Study Assignment)

In lectures and exercises, students apply and train their drafting and model-building skills.

Organisation

The course is led by a teaching team. Exercises and experiments are closely linked to students' work with their design studio projects. The course consists of lectures, seminars, exercises, experiments, design studio work with guidance and presentation, and reflection and evaluation. Students document their project presentations and reflections in portfolios. Day box notes and weekly reflection form the basis for the final reflection.

Literature

Information will be given when the course starts

Examination including compulsory elements

To receive a passing grade, students must show completed and approved work in each unit of the course, 80% active participation in design studio, and completed and approved design studio projects. Examination occurs in the form of submitted exercises and presentation of the project. Reported projects and reflection must be documented i portfolio.


If the result is not considered as a pass in the course, then supplementation must be completed in accordance to written instructions and assessed in the next subsequent re-examination period. If this primary supplementation does not result in a pass and further supplementation is then required, this will also be notified in writing. This secondary supplementation will be assessed in the subsequent re-examination period. If the additions are then not deemed sufficient for passing the course, the course should be retaken.


The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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