Course title
Architectural Design Studio


Course description
The course is an architectural design studio, in which students are to propose a building design in urban context.
After a thorough research on the several aspects of built environment in the scale of city planning (e.g. 1: 2,500), students are to propose suitable programs for the building and to develop the urban and architectural design in the scale of regional planning (e.g. 1:500), and/or the scale of architectural design (e.g. 1:200). The class is for International Course Students as well as Foreign Students.
Purpose of class
The students are expected to learn the situation of the contemporary urban context through research and to acquire the professional knowledge and techniques necessary to make a convincing proposal to improve the architectural and urban conditions.
Goals and objectives
  1. To be able to read and use the drawings at appropriate scale to convey urban, architecture and landscape concepts.
  2. To be able to make a proposal based on logical design approach.
  3. To be able to present one’s own ideas through various visual means (drawings, models, etc.).
  4. To be able to understand and make comments to the other students’ works.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Mid Review Final Submission Presentation and Class Performance Total.
1. 10% 10%
2. 10% 10%
3. 10% 10% 10% 30%
4. 10% 40% 50%
Total. 20% 60% 20% -
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Orientation, Site Analysis Making Site Model 50minutes
2. Short Design Exercize Making Site Model 50minutes
3. Desk Crit Concept Model 50minutes
4. Desk Crit Preparation of Presentation Board 50minutes
5. Presentation of Short Design Exercise Precedent Study 50minutes
6. Precedent Study Presentation Concept Model 100minutes
7. Desk Crit Program, Volume Study 100minutes
8. Desk Crit Program 100minutes
9. Desk Crit Preparation of Mid-Review 100minutes
10. Mid-Term Review Revision based on the comments 100minutes
11. Desk Crit Design Development 100minutes
12. Desk Crit Presentation of Final Submission Materials 100minutes
13. Final Presentation Material Check Preparation of Final Presentation 200minutes
14. Final Presentation and Review Review 100minutes
Total. - - 1250minutes
Evaluation method and criteria
Mid term Presentation 35%
Final Presentation (Drawing and Oral Presentation) 50%
Contribution to Class (Comments on other students' works, etc.) 15%
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
Introduced in class
Review Previous Lectures on Architecture
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Thursday 12:30~13:10 (better to make an appointment in advance)
Regional Cooperation PBL
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal 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 applicable
Applicable 実際に建築設計の実務に携わり、公共施設などを設計した経験のある教員が、建築設計の考え方や手法を教える。
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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