Future University In Egypt (FUE)
Future University is one of most promising private universities in Egypt. Through excellence in teaching, research and service, Future University strives to provide a comprehensive, high-quality education that prepares our graduates to be future leaders.
mainLogo
90th Street
New Cairo
Egypt
Faculty of Engineering & Technology
Apply Now

Course List

History & Theories of Architecture 2

  • Course Code :
    ARC 222
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Architectural Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

The main Aims of the Course are to build the students’ knowledge regarding: a- FRANCIS D. K. CHING (FORM, SPACE, AND ORDER) b- The anthropometric data and its relation to the space design c- The architectural space definers and functional manipulation d- The architectural space design process

For further information :

History & Theories of Architecture 2

The course focuses on the methods of creative thinking based on writings of "Edward De Bono". In addition, student will learn about the relation between form and space and how to define a space. Also, student will learn about circulation spaces and their characteristics.

For further information :

History & Theories of Architecture 2

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define the relation between human dimensions and functional space needs.
2- Define the different types of space definers.
3- Define the design process.
4- Differentiate between functional and circulation spaces.
5- Point out space characteristics according to its definers and openings.
6- Define the golden ratio and how it affects architecture building.
7- List some of the creative thinking methods.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Think creatively
2- Use critical methods to analyze architectural space

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Use appropriate graphic techniques to point out space characteristics.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Search for information and adopt life-long self-learning.
2- Refer to relevant literatures.

For further information :

History & Theories of Architecture 2

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Architecture definition &Basics, Anthropometry (HUMAN) Measurements 1 1
Elements of Architecture: utilization- Service - Movement (vertical- horizontal)- Lighting - construction -Ventilation– aesthetic- process 3 3
data gathering: HUMAN (Measurements & Anthropometry) & Residential unit spaces 2 2
Primary Elements :Point - Line -From Line to Plane -Planar Elements -Volumetric Elements 1 1
Form Primary Shapes -Primary Solids - Regular & Irregular forms - Transformation of Form - Articulation of Form 2 2
Form & Space :Unity of Opposite- Form Defining Space )Horizontal &Vertical Elements Defining Space 1 1
Organization: Organization of Form & Space (Spatial - Centralized - Linear - Radial - Clustered - Grid ( 1 1
Qualities of Architectural Space- 1 1
Ordering Principles: (Axis -Symmetry -Hierarchy - Datum -Rhythm -Repetition -Transformation) 1 1
Ordering Principles: (Axis -Symmetry -Hierarchy - Datum -Rhythm -Repetition -Transformation) 1 1

For further information :

History & Theories of Architecture 2

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecture
Research + maquette

For further information :

History & Theories of Architecture 2

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final exam : 40.00
Homework assignments 15.00
In Class Quizzes 25.00
Participation & Assignments 10.00
Research & Maquette 25.00

For further information :

History & Theories of Architecture 2

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order Francis D. K. Ching Wiley
Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design Technical Data for Professional Practice Donald Watson McGraw Hill

Recommended books :

a) Crosbie, Wattson: Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data. 1997 b) De Bono, E., Serious Creativity: Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas, HarperCollins, 1995

For further information :

Follow us on

Visit the Faculty

ADS