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Theory of Architectural Design I Course Description Design Theories with emphasis on perceptual and proxemic sensitivities in organizing form

and space. Objectives To give the student sufficient knowledge of the principles of design by relating architecture to other art forms To acquaint the student with the broader issues of architectural design processes. To train the student on how to assess the proxemic requirements of space. Course Program June 19 Introduction The Design Process: A Comprehensive Approach Architecture as an experience July 3


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The Principles of Design and the Physiological Needs The Anthropometric Bases of Design Kinesthetic Qualities of Spaces Chromatic Energy of Architectural Design Light, Color, and Texture Perception and Meaning Perception of Spaces/Informal Spaces Behavior Settings and Activity Systems Maslows Hierarchy of Needs and the Principles of Design Demand and Invitational Qualities of Spaces Soft and Hard Architecture/Personalizing Spaces Privacy, Territoriality and Defensible Spaces Building Materials as expression of design Organic Architecture: Principle of Unity

August 7 Midterm Exam Discussion of Group Research Lecture on Research Methods 14 The Cultural and Time Dimensions of Design Spatial Implications of Technological Advancement 21 Localization of Design Theories Social Organizations and Public Spaces 28 Imageability/The Use of Symbols Presentation of Research Outputs September 4 Group 1 and 2 11 Group 3 and 4 18 Group 5, 6 and 7 25 Summary of Research Outputs The Cultural and Time Dimensions in Design: Part II Filipino Architecture October 2 Final Exam Breakdown of Grades Quizzes, Assignments Attendance/Recitation Group Report Midterm Exam Departmental Exam Final Exam

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Suggested References Hall: The Hidden Dimension Lang: Creating Architectural Theory Vernon: Psychology of Perception