Course title
Exercises in Architectural Design 1

taniguchi taizo Click to show questionnaire result at 2017

gota osami

tanaka atsuko

tom heneghan
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naya manabu
Course content
The course will focus on the problems with architecture and cities today.
Students will conduct wide-ranging investigation and research relating to the social significance underlying architectural design, and particularly envision an ideal format for architecture and urban spaces from the point of view of users, and will apply the knowledge into actual architectural designs.
Major themes in design exercises will include location and architectural spaces, harmony with historical landscape, relationship of human scale and urban spaces, programming and architecture, among others. Students will not only solve assigned issues, but will be required to observe problematic points, and to make specific proposals for new solutions including new programs. As well, they will also be expected to improve their presentation skills so that their opinions are easy to understand.
Purpose of class
As architectural designers of the future, emphasis will be placed on their ability to consider architectural design from a broad-ranging perspective and to be able to present their ideas clearly.
Goals and objectives
  1. To acquire the ability to design and expressed through programs and practical on-site concrete necessary "process of thinking and practice" as a designer.
  2. To wear the ability of the design with regard to "decide", can be explained with a convincing.
  3. Not only to fulfill the requirements of the client's, to wear a posture that continues question is always whether it is a design that is meaningful to the course of the long time region, environment, and society as a whole,.
Japanese(English accepted)
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Guidance Review previous studios. 380minutes
2. Site visit Collect information of the site. 380minutes
3. Site analysis program making Study in models and drawings. 380minutes
4. Discussion Study in models and drawings. 380minutes
5. Discussion Study in models and drawings. 380minutes
6. Discussion Study in models and drawings. 380minutes
7. Discussion Study in models and drawings. 380minutes
8. Discussion Study in models and drawings. 380minutes
9. Intermediate critic Present in models and drawings. 380minutes
10. Discussion Study in models and drawings. 380minutes
11. Discussion Study in models and drawings. 380minutes
12. Discussion Study in models and drawings. 380minutes
13. Work submission Present in models and drawings. 380minutes
14. Critic and final presentation Present panels including models and drawings. 380minutes
Total. - - 5320minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Works Total.
1. 30% 30%
2. 30% 30%
3. 40% 40%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Submitted materials 70%, presentations 30%
Textbooks and reference materials
Reference book The description in the lecture
To take up the architectural planning of several completed actually, on the basis of the data collection and tour, is summarized reports on originality and social significance that the project will bring.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • After the class
Regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Applicatable Taking advantage of the experience engaged in architectural design practice, we teach the design method necessary for the site , floor and section planning.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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