2021 Theories in Architectural Planning II

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Graduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Fujii Haruyuki 
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Course description and aims

To learn and understand the fundamental structure of scientific explanation in design and planning science.

Student learning outcomes

To master a methodology of design scince.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Some of the case studies are given from a point of view of a professional architect as well as a design scientist and practitioner.


Design Science, Architectural Planing and Design

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Reading assignment and discussion in the class, and Small hands-on projects.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Methodology and Practice of Design Science Retrospection of design experience, definition of design problems, etc.



Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Class participation and contribution: the frequency of responses to inquiries and claims made in the class.
Report: the total quality, the capacity of handling the methodology of design science (, optional: the significance of the subject)

Related courses

  • ESD.C401 : Design Theories

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Knowledge and skill to design something. Logical and mathematical thinking

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