Architectural Design VI--Foreign Study (6) A continuation of ARCH 431, this course explores urban planning and architectural design in an urban context in Rome, Italy.
ARCH 432A Architectural Design VI--Foreign Study (6)
A continuation of ARCH 431A, this course explores urban planning and architectural design in an urban context in Rome, Italy. The design studio takes full advantage of the city of Rome and its unique position in the history of human development. Students will build on the knowledge of urban situations gained in ARCH 431A and apply that background to projects which utilize building sites based on the current planning directives of the city planning offices.
Students are asked to produce designs that respond to multifaceted programs that will usually include institutional, residential, and commercial activity in the same building/site.
The project will usually last the full semester with all phases of design included. Beginning with site planning and site design issues, the project runs through design concept and design development phases. The last two weeks are often focused on elevation studies and material details. A complete presentation of site, building and detail design is expected at the final presentation.
Studio course meetings with the instructors are scheduled three times per week. Approximately every three weeks there are formal presentations often to invited guests critics. A mid-term presentation is made at the design development conclusion phase. The final presentation is organized with guest critics at the end of the term.
To achieve a complete urban architecture project design and presentation.
To understand the implications for architectural design of the city of Rome and its unique history.
To apply an interpretation of history to contemporary design problems.
To apply contemporary needs and requirements for architecture to a traditional city site.
To learn how to adapt design to a non-American culture and tradition of building.
ARCH 432A is the required foreign study architecture design studio taught in Rome, Italy. This course is available to Architecture majors only.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.