UP-164 Architectural Design (3)

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Landscape Design and Planning
2nd Year, sem 1, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 6P | ECTS Credits: 5
Course Leader:
lect.dr.arh Radu Canciovici
Teaching Staff:
lect.dr.arh. Radu Canciovici, arh.drd.urb. Ioana Elisabeta Enache, asist.dr.arh. Anca Rusu
Learning outcomes:
- Obtaining skills regarding the detailed elaboration of a design theme for a simple home starting from the built area, taking into account the fair relations between its functions.
- Familiarization with the relations that are established between functions within the general program of individual housing.
- Understanding the contextual elements, prioritizing their importance according to the designer's intentions and the client's interests, with direct implications on the adopted solutions.
- Understanding the importance of sketches / sketches of concept, study and detail in the design process, as the main working tool.
- Learning to work in 3 dimensions with meaning in 2 dimensions and vice versa, through the repeated use of sketches / sketches.
The 3-2-3 project
It is required the design of a house with two levels with a developed area of ​​maximum 250 sqm (+/- 10%). The building must contain an area for access to the house, living room, dining room (dining room), kitchen, bathroom, 3 bedrooms, bathroom with tub, bathroom with shower, bathroom storage (pantry, closet), a small technical space (approx. 4sqm) and interior staircase. The home may contain loggias, balconies, covered or uncovered terraces, the surface of which will be added to the developed area and will not exceed 20% of it. The other functions that complete the house as well as their dimensions will be proposed by the students (including access by lot and parking / parking for two cars).
Exterior arrangements (terraces, pergolas, water mirrors, awnings, possibly garage, etc.) are not included in the calculation of the built or developed area.
The building will have a roof system.
The construction system will be made of reinforced concrete frames, with masonry closures.
Height gaps are allowed on the floor of three steps.
Rooms with different heights are allowed.
Teaching Method:
The workshops can contain: corrections, lectures, workshop exercises.
Based on the documentation provided (annexes to the topic), but also as a result of the information obtained from the individual study which is mandatory, students must draw on white paper formats 50x70cm paged vertically pieces at the level of theme illustration.
The degree of detail for each piece will depend on the working scale.
The writing must be convincing, without being imposed by the theme any particular technique of representation
The project will be written by hand, except for the 3d simulation which will be written on a computer. Grayscale and at most one color will be used for writing.
The facades, the axonometry, the perspective and the location plan will necessarily contain entourage elements.

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, correction at the panel, partial teaching, workshop exercises and project support (as the case may be), in percentages as follows: project – 50%, the evolution of the workshop activity – 30%, documentation notebook – 20%

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, evolution of the workshop activity, documentation booklet). Thus, not handing over the documentation book or the project entails non-promotion. 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.
At the beginning of the workshop hours, individual exercises can be carried out. The exercises last a maximum of one hour and can be graded. The project can be carried out, as the case may be, in teams of at most two students. If the team cannot be formed, the projects can be elaborated individually.
The mode of development (individually or in teams of no more than two students) is specified in the theme launched at the workshop.
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