Design Studio VII

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Design Studio VII

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Studio VII is the first stage of the 2-semester long Graduation Project development. At this time the student must apply all acquired skills in the creation of a project of both complex program and clear urban meaning. Through the application to the existing city of learned analysis and critic methods, the student must explain the problems, advantages, and potentials of a site he/she must choose.
    Based on that, the student should propose an architectural program for a public building or building complex that will add to the
    Construction of the city and consolidation of its communal life. The program must be large enough to have urban significance and an impact in the city life but at the same time small enough so the student can complete the schematic design process at the building level, and proceed with the detailing and technical development in Studio 8. As a rough orientation, the built area of around 3,000~5,000m2 would be adequate for the course purpose. Although there is freedom of design and style, a reasonable, constructive realism and economical and social sustainability sense must be a basic consideration. Students are also required to explain the essentials of motivation and intent,
    concept, process, and proposal in a short essay in English.

    The official language of the course is English.
    Although Korean language use is natural on days when the instructor is Korean, especially if there are not foreign students in the group, please note that all presentations and texts (included those in drawings) shall be done in the English language.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.