Students are assigned advanced design problems with historical and cultural topics, and a focus on sustainability, and are asked to present solutions through research-based, analytical presentations, and proposal presentations using drawings and models. Students form multiple groups of about five, which collaborate on everything from research to the final presentation.
At each stage (research, conceptual design work, basic design work, preparation work for final presentation) of this course in design studio format, the instructor checks the students' esquisse. Joint workshops with overseas universities are envisioned, so the working language is English by default.
Students will have insights into the history of architecture not just from the perspective of architectural history, but also from consideration of the relationships with real urban spaces. The goal is also to learn a methodology for transmitting this to future generations from an architectural design perspective. Another goal is to take advantage of the group work aspect of the course to develop leadership, by developing individual creative power and ability to work in a group.
Architectural design, international joint workshop, Cultural and Historical context
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Concerning the selection of problems created by the instructor, students are checked on their esquisse each time, receive advice at the intermediate presentations and review meetings, and their further ideas have been examined, followed by the final presentations and review meetings. All works are performed in groups consisting of international and Japanese students.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance and presentation of problems, forming groups||Reseach and Analysis|
|Class 2||Research 1, scanning the conditions of the target site||Reseach on a site contecst at project site|
|Class 3||Research 2 about a historical change of a project site and surrounding environment||Research and Making concept|
|Class 4||Research 3, adjusting given conditions and setting up basic concepts for building the problem subject||Research and Making concept|
|Class 5||Mid-term presentation and critic 1||Discussion for project|
|Class 6||Conceptural design and Esquisse check1||Making concept and Discussion for project|
|Class 7||Conceptural design and Esquisse check2||Making concept and Discussion for project|
|Class 8||Mid-term presentation and critic 2||Discussion for project|
|Class 9||Basic design and Esquisse check 1||Making basic design and Discussion for project|
|Class 10||Basic design and Esquisse check 2||Making basic design and Discussion for project|
|Class 11||Mid-term presentation and critic 3||Discussion for project|
|Class 12||Preparations for a final presentation and Esquisse check 1||Work for presentation and Discussion for project|
|Class 13||Preparations for a final presentation and Esquisse check 2||Work for presentation and Discussion for project|
|Class 14||Preparations for a final presentation and Esquisse check 3||Work for presentation and Discussion for project|
|Class 15||Final Presentation and Critic||Final Presentation and Critic|
Level of Understanding for project(10%), Conception ability of Design(20%), Presentation Skills(50%), Explanation capability(10%), Commitment at Esquisse check(10%)
"Ability of conception for architectural design
Because of the ability of making drawings, only studens of Architectural faculty can take this class. "