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Bohol Island State University – Main Campus College of Engineering and Architecture

ARCH 324 Theory of Architectural Design I Second Semester, School Year 2012-2013 T 6:00-8:00PM Th 6:00-7:00PM

Course Guide
Course Rationale and Description
(For the whole Theory of Architectural Design series)

1. Understanding of the theories and principles of design and architectural design process; 2. Analysis of anthropometric, proxemic, and kinesthetic requirements of space in relation to architectural design; 3. Analysis of socio-cultural and technological trends which are contributory to the development of contemporary architecture
Source: RA 9266 Compliant ALE Syllabus, PRBOA

Terminal Competencies (Course Objectives):
(For the whole Theory of Architectural Design series)

1. Relates the principles of architectural design to other art forms. 2. Transforms the psychological, visual and perceptual language of architecture to signs and symbols of architectural design. 3. Identifies and applies principles of design composition. 4. Assesses current theories and principles on architectural design and applies this theories and principles in the architectural design process. 5. Applies anthropometrics and ergonomics in architectural design; applies proxemic and kinesthetic requirements of space for human comfort in the context of Filipino culture, their behaviors and traditions and its effects on architectural space and design. 6. Applies analytical tools in determining the relevance of architectural design theories to cultural development. 7. Utilizes critical socio-cultural and technological methods for analyzing design concepts in relation to national development. 8. Correlates designing with interiors and landscapes in a holistic approach. 9. Applies significance of climate in the design process. 10. Employs different processes and instruments that apply in a climate-responsive design. 11. Applies different concepts, theories and principles of tropical design as applies to different tropical design scenario and architectural design problem. 12. Correlates the significance of philosophies of great architects and their works to contemporary architecture.
Source: RA 9266 Compliant ALE Syllabus, PRBOA

C. Scope
(For the whole Theory of Architectural Design series)

1. Introduction a. The nature of architecture b. Architecture as art and science
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c. Processes in architectural design 2. Elements of Architecture and Basic Principles of Design a. Need-specific elements b. Structural, circulatory protective, and decorative elements c. Influences in architectural design d. Basic principles of design e. Principles of Composition 3. Design Perception a. Anthropometric and Ergonomic basis of architectural design b. Space articulation and territoriality c. Visual and perceptual language d. Psychology of space e. Kinesthetics, Proxemics and culture 4. Tropical Architecture - Design with Climate a. Climatic Design : elements, factors, concepts, analysis and application for comfort. b. Theories and Principles of Tropical Design c. Influences and elements of tropical architecture d. Specific examples of tropical architecture 5. Masters of Architecture a. Philosophies of Great Architects b. Examples of great works
Source: RA 9266 Compliant ALE Syllabus, PRBOA

References/ Textbooks: Ching, Francis D. K. Architecture - Form, Space and Order. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1995. Salvan, George S. Architectural Theories of Design. JMC Press, Inc, 1986. Online References: Additional references will be cited further into the course.

Course Structure: • Lectures with slides. Lecture slides may be made available online after the class lecture but usage of these must not replace actual lecture. Attendance to all lectures is still called for. • Class Discussions. Students are encouraged to feel comfortable and secure to pro-actively participate in class discussions. • Film Screenings/ On-site Visits • Response Essays • Reading Assignments • Term Project with Presentation

Student Evaluation (Grading):

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Bohol Island State University – Main Campus College of Engineering and Architecture

1. Your final grade will be an average of the quizzes, in addition to your consistent attendance, ontime written assigned papers, class participation and other requirements contributory to the course objectives. 2. All students must read the course reading materials and text assignments, understand and manifest them through active class participation, verbally contributing to the intellectual life and development of the class. 3. Attendance in this class is necessary; unexcused absences may reflect a lower final grade. 4. The quizzes are based on the sequential information from the text, lectures, and other course methodologies. There can be no make-up for quizzes. 5. There may also be additional written assignments. Instructions will be handed out in class ahead of its due date. Participation Includes attendance, class discussions, etc. Assignments and Quizzes Term Project Major Exams Midterms + Finals Total

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Course Policies: • Plagiarism: Copying of or taking a portion of or the whole work of others without proper citation will be dealt with as per the University policy on plagiarism. • Attendance Policy: Attendance is expected from all students as this is a lecture-based course. Likewise, tardiness will not be tolerated. It is very disruptive to be late, so please be on time. • During Class: Sleeping in class, dozing, head down on your desk, multimedia players, food, and cellphones are not permitted in the classroom; water and other soft drinks are OK. Considerate and respectful behavior is required at all times. • Make-up Exams: Make-up for major exams may be arranged for extraordinary circumstances. • Disabled Students: Students with specials needs may please direct their concerns/ requirements to the instructor for apt action.

* Course content may be changed as deemed necessary with timely notification to the students.

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Bohol Island State University – Main Campus College of Engineering and Architecture

Course Outline: Week 1 COURSE INTRODUCTION Week 2-3 INTRODUCTION TO THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE a. The nature of architecture b. Architecture as art and science c. Processes in architectural design Week 3-4 ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE AND BASIC PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN a. Need-specific elements b. Structural, circulatory protective, and decorative elements c. Influences in architectural design d. Basic principles of design e. Principles of Composition Midterms Week 5-6 DESIGN PERCEPTION a. Anthropometric and Ergonomic basis of architectural design b. Space articulation and territoriality c. Visual and perceptual language d. Psychology of space e. Kinesthetics, Proxemics and culture Week 8 Course Evaluation Finals

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