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History & Theories of Architecture 4

  • Course Code :
    ARC 322
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Architectural Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

 Build the student's knowledge regarding: a. The components and the steps of proposing a design program. b. Theories related to designing community facilities buildings. c. The design guidelines of selected types of buildings.  Train the student to a. Classify and analyze constrains that manage the design of a certain kind of buildings. b. Analyze a wide range of examples of international buildings that represent the theories taught.

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History & Theories of Architecture 4

Building Types; Designing community facilities, Educational, Cultural, Health, Recreational, Commercial, Administrative and Tourist buildings.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define the phases of the architectural design process
2- Explain the environmental and human factors affecting the architectural decisions.
3- Define design problems.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Inspect social and environmental dimensions affecting the design decisions.
2- Interpret project’s objectives to reach optimum solution.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Use conceptual sketches to visualize ideas.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Present ideas effectively.
2- Defend ideas.
3- Review literature and information.
4- Cite relevant literature.

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History & Theories of Architecture 4

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
History of Theory 4 4
Theory in Relation to Method 4 4
Synthesis of the design concept 4 4
Architectural design program; components and steps 4 4
Introduction 2 2 _
Methods of Evaluation and Design Development 2 2
Schools design principles and guidelines 4 4
Hotels design principles and guidelines 2 2
Presentations 4 4

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures.
Presentation
Assignment

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignments & research 20.00
Final examination 40.00
In Class Quizzes 30.00
Participation 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design Technical Data for Professional Practice Donald Watson McGraw Hill

Recommended books :

a) Julius Panero, Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning, 2nd Ed, McGraw Hill.. b) Walter A. Rutes et ell; Hotel Design, Planning and Development. W.W. Norton & Company, 2001. c) Parkash Nair et ell; The Language of School Design. Designshare Inc. 2009. d) Richard L. Miller; Hospital and Healthcare Facility Design. W.W. Norton & Company, 2012

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