This course is a design studio to learn basic skills for architectural design and drawing for reinforced concrete structure and steel structure buildings.
The first assignment is to trace drawings of a remarkable buildings for an exercise. The second assignment is to design a middle-size office building or a library at the urban context in Tokyo.
The goals of this course are as follows:
1) To learn precise drawing representation skills through trace assignments.
2) To learn methods for analyzing and gaining an understanding of past exceptional works from an architecture standpoint through short assignments.
3) To gain a precise understanding of given conditions through design assignments, and learn approaches for connecting them to spatial representations, as well as to learn skills for adequately explaining design intent with words through a presentation.
architectural design and drawing, reinforced concrete structure, steel structure, office building, library, public building
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The instructions for the assignment are given at the beginning of each class, and professors and teaching assistants give advice to students whenever needed during class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||guidance, instruction of drawing tools and textbook, announcement of assignments||Introduction for the first assignment|
|Class 2||assignment 1-1; rough drawing in pencil||Tracing drawings.|
|Class 3||assignment 1-2; rough drawing in pencil||Tracing drawings.|
|Class 4||assignment 1-2; rough drawing in pencil||Tracing drawings.|
|Class 5||assignment 1-2; fair drawing in ink||Tracing drawings.|
|Class 6||assignment 1-3; sketch drawing||Making a rough sketch on tracing paper.|
|Class 7||assignment 1-3; drawing and modeling||To make a concept, drawings and model.|
|Class 8||assignment 2; esquisse 1; research and analyze of a building site. To make a site model by group.||Introduction for the second assignment|
|Class 9||assignment 2; esquisse 1; research and analyze of a building site. make a site model.||To design Site Plans, Plans.|
|Class 10||assignment 2; esquisse 3; study of section and structure of the building.||To design Structure and Building environment.|
|Class 11||assignment 2; mid-term presentation.||Presentation on a basic concept|
|Class 12||assignment 2; drawing 1; rough drawing of the project||Esquisse check|
|Class 13||assignment 2; drawing 2; fair drawing of the project||The final drawings are expected to be sharp and strong.|
|Class 14||assignment 2; drawing 3; fair drawing of the project and preparation of final presentation.||The final drawings are expected to be sharp and strong.|
|Class 15||assignment 2; final presentation and critic.||Final presentation on the second assignment|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 50 minutes preparing for class and another 50 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Materials used in class will be provided.
Reference texts are published in Japanese.
A sharp and strong drawing based on precise understanding of the building is excellent on the first assignment.
On design project, students are expected to develop their ideas continuously and express it by drawings and oral presentation.
The evaluation of the students in this course is based on a total score of all the assignments.
Students of Department of Architecture and Building Engineering have priority. Credit of Architectuctural Design and Drawing 1 is required.