In the modern architectural design world, there are a variety of design competitions aimed at architects. These competitions expect and assess competitors on not just their basic competence in architectural design, but also whether their conceptualization of ideas and ability to present drawings are on a high level. This exercise deals with design competitions that students are eligible for as a simulation of real-world design, and aside from providing motivation for taking part in these design competitions, a review of the final submission enhances students' ability to explain with language.
By taking with this course, the following skills are acquired. 1) Increased motivation to participate in design competitions 2) Enhanced conceptional ability and drawing creation skills when working alone, not in a group 3) Linguistic explanation skills in feedback sessions that serve as boards of review (English)
Architectural design, Design competition, Ability of space conception
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students are encouraged to take part in design competitions, to each decide on a problem, and create a project. A presentation review session is held for the final submission.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction||Figuring out the problem description|
|Class 2||Figure out design competitions students are eligible for||Research architectural media and explore design competitions you are eligible for|
|Class 3||Figure out programs of design competitions for which students are eligible||Check descriptions of design competitions you are eligible for|
|Class 4||Select a design competition students are eligible for||Examine descriptions of design competitions you are eligible for, and narrow down to one|
|Class 5||Figure out programs of design competitions for which students are eligible||Analyze in detail the problem description of design competition students finally selected|
|Class 6||Making a concept||Make a concept that corresponds to problem description|
|Class 7||Check the social meaning of the basic concept||Check what the created basic concept means under the current circumstances|
|Class 8||Try giving spatial dimensions to basic concept and materialize it (morphological level)||Conceptualize a form based on the basic concept|
|Class 9||Try giving spatial dimensions to basic concept and materialize it (spatial level)||Conceptualize a space based on the basic concept|
|Class 10||Try giving spatial dimensions to basic concept and materialize it (environmental level)||Conceptualize an environment based on what the basic concept promises|
|Class 11||Integration of basic concepts||Integrated form, space, and environment|
|Class 12||Conceptualizing the presentation||Forge concept for drawing submission|
|Class 13||Creating a drawing for presentation||Create drawing submission|
|Class 14||Creating a presentation manuscript for the final presentation session||Conceptualize and create presentation manuscript|
|Class 15||Final Presentation and Critics||Final Presentation and Critics|
Level of Understanding for project(10%), Conception ability of Design(20%), Presentation Skills(50%), Explanation capability(10%), Commitment at Esquisse check(10%)
Conception ability of architectural design. Because of the necessity to make drawings, only students belonging to Architectural faculty can take this course.