UT-133 Architectural project (1)

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Urban Design and Planning
1st Year, sem 1, 2021-2022 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 6P | ECTS Credits: 6
Urban Planning and Territorial Development
Course Leader:
lect.dr.arh. Vera Marin
Teaching Staff:
dr. arh. Eugen MARINESCU, urb.dr. Adrian CIOANGHER, arh. dr. Cristian MOSCU, arh. drd. Claudia PAMFIL, arh. drd. Lorena BREAZA
Learning outcomes:

• Documenting, describing and using analysis criteria of an architectural object (correlation with Vitruvian attributes studied in the Theory of Architecture course) - in order to follow the human needs and quality and comfort requirements of the anthropized space, with the cultural and landscape determinants of the place

• Understanding the principles of ergonomics and using basic bibliographic references for design (Architect's Manual - Neufert) in order to meet the requirements of structural, functional and aesthetic compliance

• Acquiring the skills of representation in architecture (plans, facades, sections, axonometry) - scale 1: 100,1:50 and 1:20 respectively - with adequate line thicknesses, dimensions, furniture elements, etc.

• Acquiring the skills of representation in the model (1: 100 scale) - study model - as a preparation technique for designing projects


• Identification and choice of solid sources of documentation to answer specific questions, present both in the Vitruvian attributes analysis criteria and in the discussions during the studios,

• Analysis of the ways in which a building responds to constraints and opportunities related to: context of a site, the specific needs of the sponsor and user, landscape, etc.

• Analysis of how the furnishing of some rooms must respond to the principles of ergonomics - both through the furniture elements and through the ways in which they are placed in space,

• Making connections between the architect's beliefs (fundamental options about architecture) and respectively the solutions given specifically for that building / arrangement,

• Graphic representation, according to conventions, at scale, of rooms and buildings - through plans, facades, sections, axonometry, model

• Representation through explanatory schemes of the own analysis conclusions regarding the functional logic, the structural composition, and respectively the aesthetic characteristics of a construction.

• Creation of compositionally balanced presentations without the help of a computer.

Teaching Method:

-presentation of the tasks derived from the brief and of some examples of desired results, and of some bibliographical references (lectures with video-projection),
-discussions with each student on the stage of each studio meeting,
-student presentations with teacher comments (crit)


-evolution (25%) - mandatory attendance at the workshop is required by regulation
-arithmetic average of the marks obtained at each stage (75%)
performance standard:
Rigor in complying with the theme requirements so that the required pieces are handed in,
as well as the quality of the graphical representation at scale, with adequate line thicknesses,
making a material composed of compositionally balanced visual material, the existence of written comments and explanatory graphic schemes that demonstrate the ability to analyze according to given criteria


- NEUFERT Architect's Manual - design and construction elements - edition 37 added and processed
- Unwin, Simon - Analyzing Architecture, 2014, 4th edition, Routledge
- Ching, Francis D.K. - Architectural Graphics - 2015, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Ching, Francis D.K. - Architecture. Form, Space and Order - 2007, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Enache, Mircea, Ionescu, Iulius - Descriptive and perspective geometry, Bucharest, Didactic and Pedagogical Publishing House, 1983
- Zell, Mo - Architectural drawing course Tools and Techniques for 2D and 3D Representation - Barron.s, Quarto Publishing, 1995


The studio brief and activities follow the norms of representation in architecture and meets the criteria of analysis of an architectural object with which it is currently operated in this field.