UP-162 Architectural project (2)

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Landscape Design and Planning
1st Year, sem 2, 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, asist.dr.arh. Anca Rusu
Learning outcomes:
- understanding the mechanisms underlying the design process; recurrent use of 2D and 3D representations as an expression of the functional and formal side of the home.
- continuing the study of the housing program issue.
- applying the principles of designing a small house both spatially and functionally.
Students must first propose a volume that expresses a house with a ground floor height regime. The approach takes place at this strictly formal level and does not involve its functional side. This volume is studied and represented in the form of perspectives / axonometrics after which it must express the proposed volume in the form of plans, sections, elevations that are analyzed to explore the possibility that the resulting rooms can accommodate specific functions of living. Once these 2D pieces are corrected, students analyze how these corrections alter the volume, which in turn will be reevaluated. The process is repeated until it is considered that the optimal compromise has been achieved between the volume and the rooms housed by it.
The functional side of the project also intervenes in the second part of the project. The negotiation that takes place between form and function is close to a real situation. At the end of the process, the students teach the project of a ground floor house.
Teaching Method:
The workshops may contain: partial project deliveries, exercises, corrections and lectures.
The grading of the projects will take into account the final result - the project, as it is taught, the activity from the workshop and the documentation notebook, the partial teaching, support at the panel, workshop exercises and support of the project (if applicable).

In order to be promoted, the project must obtain a passing grade (minimum 5, unrounded grade) for each of the evaluation categories mentioned above (project, presentation model, evolution of the workshop activity, documentation booklet). Thus, not handing over the documentation book, the model or the project entails not promoting the project. Only projects that meet at least 50% of the corrections can be evaluated. Projects that will be taught with medical exemptions instead of workshop activity will not be evaluated. The minimum number of corrections refers to the project itself. Attendance only at the workshop exercises or presentation of documentation sheets will not be considered corrections for the project. Only the physical presence in the workshop or at the online meetings is not equivalent to the activity and will not be recorded on the tracking sheet. Workshops for which he was absent motivated must be recovered within the limits of the availability of workshop guides. Medical exemptions do not take the place of participation in the workshop. The motivation of the 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 absences will be accompanied by medical exemptions covered by the UAUIM office and will be submitted within a maximum of 7 working days from the event. Exceptional situations must be communicated to the workshop supervisors as soon as they occur.
Individual exercises can be carried out during the workshop sessions. The exercises can be noted. The project is carried out individually.
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