This practical training is an advanced course for undergraduates in architectural design and drawing, a key course in the department of Architecture and Building Engineering. Since students at this level have already learned drawing methods for basic architectural design, this course will provide design and drawing methods of highly complex architecture, combining knowledge from the studies of architectural design, architectural planning, building structure, building materials, urban design and building environment.
The course presents techniques such as deciphering the urban context of megacities like Tokyo, a global city, and reflecting them in the concept of a real architectural design, in hopes that students will taste the pleasure of simulating a real-world architectural design work environment.
By the end of this course, students will acquire the following skills:
1) The skills to present more advanced architectural design drawings based on drafting of accurate architectural designs
2) The skills to create architectural design concepts based on social demands
3) The skills to create solutions for the structure, equipment, and planning of highly complex architecture.
4) The skills to explain the concepts of the space and form of the architecture to a third party in an accurate and stimulating manner using words.
Architectural design, Urban context, Complex building、Urban Design
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In this course, students will work on the required learning set by the instructor by having their drafts checked each class and accepting advice at the midterm presentation and feedback session, then delivering the final presentation and feedback session after examining the idea further.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction||Research and Analysis for project brief|
|Class 2||Research and Analysis for project||Research and Analysis for actual project site and conditions|
|Class 3||Study for project||Making concept and spatial idea|
|Class 4||Esquisse check||Discussion for project|
|Class 5||Study for project||Making concept and spatial idea, and develop the idea of project into actual drawing|
|Class 6||Esquisse check||Discussion for project|
|Class 7||Mid-term presentation and critic||Discussion for project|
|Class 8||Study for project||Making concept and spatial idea, and develop the idea of project into actual drawing|
|Class 9||Esquisse check||Discussion for project|
|Class 10||Work for presentation||Work for presentation (drawings, scale models, and images)|
|Class 11||Esquisse check||Discussion for project|
|Class 12||Work for presentation||Work for presentation (drawings, scale models, and images)|
|Class 13||Work for presentation||Work for presentation (drawings, scale models, and images)|
|Class 14||Work for presentation||Work for presentation (drawings, scale models, and images)|
|Class 15||Final Presentation and Critic||Final Presentation and Critic|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend a certain length of time outside of class on preparation and review (including for assignments), as specified by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Undergraduate Learning (東京工業大学学修規程) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Graduate Learning (東京工業大学大学院学修規程), for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Level of understanding for project (10％), Conception ability of Design (20％), Presentation Skills (50％), Explanation capability (10％), Commitment at Esquisse check (10％)
Because of the capacity of a drawing room, only students of Architectural faculty can take this course.
In this class, three different studios including architectural design, architectural planning, urban design will be provided independently. Therefore, the students who take this class have to choose a wishing one among the above three studios.