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Architectural Design 3

  • Course Code :
    ARC 311
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    4.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Architectural Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

The main aims of this course are to: 1. Enhance student's awareness of creative design process within a set of moderate site limitations. 2. Train student to evaluate and compare between different solutions. 3. Encourage student to spell out thoughts and ideas.

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Architectural Design 3

The main concern and focus of this course will be about the "Environmental/Site Considerations" affecting the design decisions. The course will address urban projects to introduce urban spaces and landscape design. The course will also emphasize the importance of the setting: environmental and physical factors in the design process, introduction and experimentation with current trends and concepts through studio and design assignments. Course projects may be such as: Hostel, Youth Camp, Touristic Village, Gated Residential Communities, and other similar ones.

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Architectural Design 3

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Explain architectural design and planning as process and product.
2- Analyze climatic considerations and natural environment in design
3- Recognize design problems, reporting clients’ needs & requirements.
4- Gather relevant information.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Critically Analyze different case studies and design alternatives achieving results.
2- Develop solution of an architectural problem incorporating different user and site considerations
3- Develop forms in two and three dimensions engaging images of places and time with innovation and creativity.
4- Develop project alternatives and evaluate their expected performance.
5- Consider appropriate materials, structural systems and construction elements in the design process.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Use knowledge and understating of mathematics, science, art, information technology, design and engineering concepts to design and plan buildings and to solve problems.
2- Develop drawings representing project using different expression techniques to visualize ideas verbally and graphically, either manually or digitally.
3- Develop innovative and appropriate solutions for an architectural and urban problem.
4- Encourage students to think creatively and imagine their projects
5- Consider design alternative solutions, design changes, and differences in styles, opinions and evaluations based on others values, culture and experiences
6- Develop a project for FUE community, a hostel for FUE students and staff.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Present information effectively.
2- Communicate ideas commendably.
3- Manage design and presentation tasks
4- Review literature and information.
5- Develop project according to schedule of requirements and submissions.
6- Refer to relevant literature.

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Architectural Design 3

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction 8 8 0
Develop awareness of site considerations and urban design needs as applied to medium scale projects 26 8 18
Express ideas with self-confidence and manage teamwork 12 6 6
Enhance design process practice 10 0 10
Organize and articulate form and urban space that satisfy functional, environmental, and aesthetic requirements 26 4 22
Establish design and evaluation criteria 8 0 8
Test different design alternatives 8 0 8
Decide upon the most satisfying solution 8 0 8

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Architectural Design 3

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures
Project
Physical Model
Research
Group Discussion

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Architectural Design 3

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final exam 40.00
Participation 10.00
Submission of Final Project 20.00
Year’s work: 30.00

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Architectural Design 3

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Neufert Architects Data Ernst & Peter Neufert BlackWell
Site Analysis: A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design James A. LaGro Jr. Wiley

Course notes :

No course notes are required.

Recommended books :

 Ramsey, C.; Ray, J. & Hoke, Jr.: Architectural Graphic Standards, Tenth Edition - metric, AIA. John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2000, NJ. USA  Chiara, J.: Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design, Most recent metric version  Francis D.K. Ching: Architecture: Form, Space and Order.

Periodicals :

Architecture o Architectural Record o Architectural Review o Architecture d’aujourdhui

Web Sites :

o www.architecturalrecord.com o www.greatbuildings.com

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