Architectural Design VI

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Architectural Design VI

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    In this module the nature of collective identity is studied through the design of an institutional building with a complex functional brief. The project investigates the relationship between the individual and the collective and moves between the elaboration of ideas about social space at the micro scale and the design of significant community/cultural buildings in particular contexts. The design process is underpinned by the study of precedent and of the culture and representation of public space in the urban context. Students are encouraged to challenge accepted assumptions and perceptions about collective space through an individual interpretation and development of the brief. They are expected to progress the design of their project through models, drawings and other appropriate media via a series of interim submissions to an accomplished level in the final presentation. Students are also expected to develop a critical work method and an architectural language to support their future development. The teaching of the module is carried out through design seminars, workshops, presentations, site and building visits, reviews and individual tuition in the studio. The semester may include study trips to experience and record exemplary architecture in context at first hand. During this semester building technology will be taught as an integral part of design studio. Students must complete all parts of the project in this module, and attendance during design studio sessions is mandatory. Students are required to submit an individual collated and organised physical and digital portfolio of their semester's work including all drawings, models and sketches etc., which must demonstrate the required learning outcomes. All of the learning outcomes must be adequately demonstrated to pass the module.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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

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.


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