2020 Exercise in Architectural Planning

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Osaragi Toshihiro  Fujii Haruyuki  Saio Naoko  Oki Takuya  Kishimoto Maki 
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Course description and aims

This lecture focuses on the role and importance of architectural planning in architectural design.

Student learning outcomes

Students will master the knowledge and ideas of architectural planning to acquire the ability to take advantage of the design.


plan view, cross-sectional view, elevation, drawing, unit space, functional diagram, trajectory, sight

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students will propose a designed plan in each class, make improvements to the original by following the comments from professors, repeat this process about 1-2 times, propose a final drawing, and receive criticism at the presentation.
it is staged method according to proficiency level.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of lecture size of stairs measurements of stairs
Class 2 drawing of stairs drawing of stairs
Class 3 drawing of restrooms drawing of restrooms
Class 4 drawing of functional diagrams drawing of functional diagrams
Class 5 First exercise: Restaurant esquisse (1) First exercise: esquisse (1)
Class 6 First exercise: esquisse (2) First exercise: esquisse (2)
Class 7 First exercise: final drawing First exercise: final drawing
Class 8 Second exercise: housing esquisse (1) First exercise: presentation and discussion Second exercise: esquisse (1)
Class 9 Second exercise: esquisse (2) Second exercise: esquisse (2)
Class 10 Second exercise: final drawing Second exercise: final drawing
Class 11 Third exercise: resort hotel esquisse (1) Second exercise: presentation and discussion Third exercise: esquisse (1)
Class 12 Third exercise: Esquisse (2) Third exercise: Esquisse (2)
Class 13 Third exercise: final drawing Third exercise: final drawing
Class 14 Third exercise: presentation and discussion Third exercise: presentation and discussion

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Course materials are provided during class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

The results of the drawings.
Class attendance and participation in the presentations are important.

Related courses

  • ARC.A202 : Architectural Design and Drawing II
  • ARC.P201 : Introduction to Architectural Planning

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Enrollment in "Introduction to Architectural Planning" is desirable.

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