UP-161 Architectural project (1)

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Landscape Design and Planning
1st Year, sem 1, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 6P | ECTS Credits: 6
Course Leader:
lect.dr.arh Radu Canciovici
Teaching Staff:
arh. drd. urb. Ioana Elisabeta Enache; asist. dr. urb. Radu Pătrașcu; lect. dr. urb. peis. Andreea Bunea; asist. dr. arh. Anca Rusu
Learning outcomes:
-Initiation of students in the volumetric study of the architectural object viewed intrinsically, but also in the immediate context - positioning on the plot, orientation towards the cardinal points, main and secondary accesses.
- Initiating students in drafting an architecture project.
- Understanding the whole plot as an object of study.
- Use of the study model as an essential design tool.
The suite of projects begins with the “Follie Project”, which aims to make a construction proposal without a specific destination, but which, through spatial conformation and scale, to suggest the atmosphere of a single-family home. The framework in which the project will take place seeks to simulate a situation as close as possible to reality, respectively a hypothetical location, but which has the characteristics of a real plot.
Teaching Method:
The workshops contain: partial delivery of the project, guidance on projects, project presentations, workshop exercises and lectures.
Only projects that meet at least 50% of the corrections can be submitted. The minimum number of corrections refers to the project itself. Workshop exercises, panel presentations, and documentation are not considered project corrections. Projects that do not meet at least 50% of the corrections cannot be submitted and will not be evaluated. The progress of the project during the workshop activity will be recorded by the workshop guides based on the photo or print screen files that the students must make at each correction and upload them on the drive. The files must contain the correction made during the workshop. It is the student's obligation to upload these files, otherwise the presence at the workshop will not be recorded. The students will photograph the drawings presented at the correction with the annotations of the tutors and will load them on the drive. Notes added by others will not be considered corrections and will be reported to the department management.

Only the physical presence in the workshop or at the online meetings are not equivalent to the activity and will not be will not be considered present. Workshops that have been absent for reasons must be recovered within the limits of the availability of workshop guides. Medical exemptions do not take the place of participation in the workshop. Motivation of absences can be done only immediately after the students have been absent, strictly following the UAUIM procedure (presentation deadline, conditions, visa at the medical office, etc.). Requests to motivate absentees will be accompanied by the medical exemptions required by the UAUIM office and will be submitted to the secretariat within a maximum of 7 working days from the event. Exceptional situations must be reported to workshop supervisors as soon as they occur.

The project is carried out individually.

Grading of projects will take into account the final output – the project and presentation mock-up as delivered, the evolution of the workshop activity (the sketches notenook included), the partial delivery, the workshop exercises (as applicable), the board corrections, the project support (as applicable) and the documentation notebook in percentages as follows: project – 45%, presentation model – 15%, the evolution of the workshop activity – 30%, documentation notebook – 10%

In order to pass, the project must obtain a passing grade (minimum 5 unrounded) in each of the assessment categories (project, presentation model, workshop activity evolution, documentation notebook). Failure to submit the documentation notebook, model or project will result in failure to promote the project. Only projects that meet at least 50% of the corrections can be evaluated. Projects that will be delivered with medical certificates instead of workshop activity will not be evaluated, and will be recovered the following year.

If the sanitary situation means that the workshops will be conducted online, students must ensure that their participation in the workshops will not be done by car, bus, train, elevator, etc. or on the go. At the same time, the students will make sure that they have functional rooms. Students who will be present at the workshops with the rooms turned off or will be in the car / on the street / walking / in the elevator, etc. they will be removed from the conference call and will be considered absent. If the workshops take place online, the time specified in the schedule will be observed. Students will submit online correction plans according to the instructions they will receive from the workshop guides. Handing in the proofreading boards will be done by the time the workshop is scheduled to begin.

During the workshops, exercises can be organized in accordance with the project theme. The theme of the exercises, the term and the way of teaching will be announced at each workshop.
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