Course title
Architectural Planning and Design

MATSUSHITA Kiwa Click to show questionnaire result at 2019
Course description
In this course, students will learn about architecture through the following process:
- Lectures on the architectural forms and the analytical methods according to the different building types.
- Analysis on Plan Composition and Circulation, etc.
- Finding Patterns for Architectural Form
- Presentations of findings and Discussions
Through this process, students should acquire the professional skill to read and understand architectural documents, as well as deepen their understanding of the relationship between the architectural forms and their functions and meanings. The accumulation of this knowledge should contribute to the design skill. Also, students should learn diverse perspectives on architecture through sharing the findings with the classmates by presentations and discussions.
This class is designated as a prerequisite course (Architectural Planning) to take Architect Registration Exam in Japan.
Purpose of class
The aim of the course is for students to study various architectural forms and the cultural, functional and structural meanings behind them through analyses and categorization of different architecture, so that they should acquire the architectural language, which is useful for the practice of planning and design.
Goals and objectives
  1. To be able to make diagrams to show the relationship between architectural forms and spaces.
  2. To be able to develop the skill to read architectural documents and to explain the knowledge on how architecture is planned and designed.
  3. To be able to present the analysis of architecture from various points of view and to exchange the ideas with other students in English.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Presentations Class Discussion Total.
1. 20% 10% 30%
2. 20% 10% 30%
3. 30% 10% 40%
Total. 70% 30% -
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction – overall view of the course Collect architectural documents 190minutes
2. Lecture on Analytical Methods (Composition) Make a compositional analysis using diagram 190minutes
3. Presentation (1), Lecture on Architectural Forms Read Text (to be provided) 190minutes
4. Abstraction of Formal Concept Prepare for Presentation 190minutes
5. Presentation (2) and Discussion Collect architectural documents 190minutes
6. Lecture on Architectural Forms Make an analysis on Formal Concept 190minutes
7. Lecture on interface between spaces Make an analysis on interface 190minutes
8. Presentation (3) of Formal Concept and Interface and Discussion Collect architectural documents 190minutes
9. Lecture on composition and system of mass housing Make analysis on composition of collective housing 190minutes
10. Presentation (4) and Discussion Collect architectural documents 190minutes
11. Presentation (5) of Analysis of Compositional System and Discussion Collect architectural documents for a museum 190minutes
12. Lecture on analytical methods on circulation system Make an analysis of circulation using diagram 190minutes
13. Lecture on planning and compositions of public buildings Make an analysis of compositional system 190minutes
14. Presentation (6) and Discussion review the discussion 180minutes
Total. - - 2650minutes
Evaluation method and criteria
Final grades are computed as follows:
6 presentations (70%); Small exams and Participation in Discussion (30%).
Those who score above 60 points shall pass the course.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
Reference materials are informed in class
Students are expected to review the courses on architecture they completed in the 1st and the 2nd grade.
Students who entered SIT after 2018 must have a TOEIC score of 500 or above, or equivalent ability in English. Maximum number of students in this class is twenty. If the enrollment entry exceeds over twenty, those who have higher score of TOEIC will be accepted. Priority will be given to the students in the International Program. Students who entered SIT before 2017 and do not have a TOEIC score of above 500 should contact the instructor before final registration. Short term international students who have equivalent skill of English can take this class by the approval of instructor.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
    12:30-13:00 on the day of classes or make an appointment via e-mail.
Non-regionally-oriented course
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 The professor who has worked on the actual architectural projects in Japan as well as abroad instructs the course.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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