Architectural Design VI (6) A continuation of ARCH 431, this course explores in greater depth urban planning and archiectural design in an urban context.
ARCH 432 Architectural Design VI (6)
ARCH 432 is a continuation of ARCH 431 with a focus on architecture in urban environments and urban/community planning issues of greater complexity. The class will collaborate in the research and documentation of the existing conditions of an urban site and the forces that influence it. This will include the study of precedents. The class will prepare a pre-design presentation, individual architecture projects, base models, and a book of the semester's work.
Based on the pre-design information, small student groups will develop a master plan for a large program. This exercise will include the preparation of the plan, supported by concept diagrams and models, land use diagrams, open space diagrams, landscape plans, pedestrian and vehicular circulation/parking/servicing diagrams, written and graphic site and building design guidelines, and a utilities diagram.
The architectural component of the master plan will be selected for development as the studio architectural design project. Each student will prepare an architectural project based on the general logic and concepts of the group plan.
Major topics addressed in the course include working collaboratively in teams, understanding fundamental ordering principles of cities and towns, understanding urban contexts, urban plans, land-use controls, and economic plans, the design of urban spaces, and the design of a single building or complex of buildings in an urban environment.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.