2023 Architectural Design and Drawing IV

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Tsukamoto Yoshiharu  Okuyama Shin-Ichi  Osaragi Toshihiro  Yasuda Koichi  Fujii Haruyuki  Oki Takuya  Saio Naoko  Mano Yosuke  Dohi Masato  Sanada Junko  Sakamura Kei  Katsuki Ayumi  Sasaki Kei  Sugita Sanae  Tsutsumi Takashi  Konno Chie   
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Tue5-7(建築製図室, W9-511設計製図室)  Tue5-7(建築製図室 W9-511設計製図室)  Fri5-7(建築製図室, W9-511設計製図室)  Fri5-7(建築製図室 W9-511設計製図室)  
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Course description and aims

Following Architectural Design and Drawing III, students will combine art, technical, and other skills required of an architect and train their design expressions through the design of various buildings.
This is the last architectural design course at the undergraduate level, and requires that students independently think and offer proposals regarding not only the building as an individual but regarding its relationship with the urban space or the existence of the architectural space in society. Like Design and Drawing III, architects from both inside and outside Japan playing active roles on the front lines will be invited to speak, realizing discussion and expression of architecture at an exceptionally high level.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have nurtured their skills of "critiquing", "identifying problems", "creating concepts", and "expression" as a result of their thinking independently and offering proposals regarding the existence of the architectural space in the urban space and society.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Visiting professor who is the top class architect and faculty member teach design studio together、making assignment, design critique, and the presentation guidance. In each class, student’s proposal is examined from technical, environmental,.cultural, political points of view in order to to let student work develop and reach their own architectural work.


Architecture, Design, Building, City, Environment, Society

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

All 14 weeks of this course will be spent on designing the required learning assignment. Students will participate in class presentations and individual coaching each week, receiving feedback at the middle and the end of the term.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Explanation of the Theme Explanation of the Theme
Class 2 Esquisse 1 Esquisse 1
Class 3 Esquisse 2 Esquisse 2
Class 4 Esquisse 3 Esquisse 3
Class 5 Esquisse 4 Esquisse 4
Class 6 Esquisse 5 Esquisse 5
Class 7 Mid Presentation Mid Presentation
Class 8 Esquisse 6 Esquisse 6
Class 9 Esquisse 7 Esquisse 7
Class 10 Esquisse 8 Esquisse 8
Class 11 Esquisse 9 Esquisse 9
Class 12 Esquisse 10 Esquisse 10
Class 13 Esquisse 11 Esquisse 11
Class 14 Final Presentation Final Presentation

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

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.



Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Marking the mid and final presentation of the architectural design from the view point of creativity and the degree of perfection.

Related courses

  • ARC.A201 : Architectural Design and Drawing I
  • ARC.A202 : Architectural Design and Drawing II
  • ARC.A301 : Architectural Design and Drawing III

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