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COMMUNITY Centre for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia (MASSA) & ENVIRONMENT _________________________________________________________________________________________


Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Architecture)
Module: ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO 4 (ARC 2128) (ARC2126) Prerequisite: Architecture Design Studio 3 Credit Hours: 8 Instructor: Nor Hayati Hussain (603-56295754; Co-Lecturers : Alvin Lim Hai Seah, Alina Choong, Lau Kim Too, Anne Foo, Hoi Jung Wai, Izwan Nor Azhar, Dr Suchi, Norita Johar Module Synopsis In Semester 4, themed “engaging environment and community”, the studio explores design by harnessing environmental qualities and conditions for human and environment sustainability through a project with a specific community of users within a given context. The project involves precedent studies on design projects that are responsive to the environmental conditions and sustainable issues. Using the precedent studies, students explore the environment poetics of the building enclosure that respond to the basic natural context such as the sun, wind, heat, cold, energy issue and the existing building context (which has clustered built forms for example community centre, nature appreciative center, research centre). Considerations should be given to the complexity of the programme, site topography and vegetation, socio-cultural events, and variety of passive strategies for sustainable design. The design work should contribute to and merge harmoniously with environment and the site, and provide the best of experiences for the community of users. Students are required to demonstrate applications of knowledge gained from Environmentally Sustainable Design and Building Science 1 modules from prior semesters and integrate research from Asian Architecture module. Module Teaching Objectives The teaching objectives of the module are:     Introduction of site-planning, particularly clustered organization of architectural form/space. Contextual responses that focus on community/social needs and environmental consciousness (climate and topography) Integration of Plan-Section in the architectural design Exploring new/current technology in architectural resolution

Module Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to: 1. Identify and analyze environmental qualities and contextual needs of a site 2. Apply ideas of environmental sustainability (gained from precedent studies, ESD and Building Science 1 in architectural design 3. Design and create architectural spaces with consideration of environmental poetics in relation to the basic natural context and existing built context (harness environmental qualities of the site to inform design) which impact on users‟ experiences 4. Combine the environmental needs, the site (site topography, history and socio-cultural events), and the users‟ experiences within simple building design in the open landscape/suburban context. 5. Produce drawings (both 2D and 3D), modeling and verbal presentation to communicate and visualize architectural design and ideas based on clustered spatial typology

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1 7. Understand professional practice within the field of studies.0 1. Locate. Understand ethical issues in the context of the field of studies. Citizenship and Global Perspectives Be aware and form opinions from diverse perspectives. capabilities that encompass the knowledge.1 3.2 2. extract.1 2. Intrapersonal Skills Manage one self and be self-reliant.0 5. 5 1 1 2 5 2. Understand the value of civic responsibility and community engagement.2 1.2 6.1 6.2 8.1 1. Soft Skills Communication Skills Communicate appropriately in various setting and modes.3 3. Cognitive Capabilities 2.0 8.3 4 5 1 2 4 3 TGCs Acquired Through Module Learning Outcomes Architecture Design Studio 4 (ARC 2128): March 2014 2|Pa g e .2 6.1 Lifelong Learning Learn independently. cognitive capabilities and soft skills of its graduates. Understand and assume leadership. Digital Literacy Effective use of information and communication (ICT) and related technologies.1 5.0 4. Be intellectually engaged.3 7. Reflect on one‟s actions and learning.1 5. synthesise and utilise information effectively. Interpersonal Skills Understand team dynamics and mobilise the power of teams.0 3. Define and analyse problems to arrive at effective solutions.0 2.0 7.Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) The teaching and learning approach at Taylor‟s University is focused on developing the Taylor‟s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) in its students. Discipline Specific Knowledge 1. Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Think critically and creatively.2 4.3 Discipline Specific Knowledge Able to put theories into practice. Embody Taylor's core values.0 6.

If the office hours do not meet your schedule. The Board of Examiners may overrule any penalty imposed and allow the actual mark achieved to be used if the late submission was for a good reason. a standard system of referencing should be used. and self-directed study.including final exam and final presentation. Plagiarism (Excerpt from Taylor’s University Student Handbook 2013. The modes of delivery will be in the form of lectures. whenever anything from someone else‟s work is used. page 59) Plagiarism. A weekend counts as one (1) day. Individual members of staff shall be permitted to grant extensions for assessed work that they have set if they are satisfied that a student has given good reasons. Examples of Architecture Design Studio 4 (ARC 2128): March 2014 3|Pa g e . "Work" includes written materials such as books. General Rules and Regulations Late Submission Penalty The School imposes a late submission penalty for work submitted late without a valid reason e. 1. project briefs. The breakdown of the contact hours for the module is as follows:  Lecture: 2 hours per week  Tutorial: 8 hours per week  Self-directed study: 8 hours per week Office Hours You are encouraged to visit the instructor/lecturer/tutor concerned for assistance during office hours. tutorials. A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the module and/or be eligible for the final examination and/or presentation. will result in failing the module irrespective of the marks earned. a medical certificate. Participation and Submission of Assessment Components Attendance is compulsory. Any student who arrives late after the first half-hour of class will be considered as absent. which is an attempt to present another person‟s work as your own by not acknowledging the source. journals and magazine articles or other papers and also includes films and computer programs. Attendance. TIMeS TIMes will be used as a communication tool and information portal for students to access module materials. whether it is an idea. is a serious case of misconduct which is deemed unacceptable by the University. Absenteeism at intermediate or final presentation will result in zero mark for that presentation. The lectures and tutorials will assist you in expanding your ideas and your assessments. Class participation is an importantcomponent of every module. Studentsmust attempt all assessment components. even though the student had achieved more than 50% in the overall assessment.Modes of Delivery This is an 8 credit hour module conducted over a period of 14 weeks. Failure to attempt all assessment components worth 20% or more. assignments and announcements. notify the instructor and set appointment times as needed. Students are expected to attend and participate actively in class. Published Materials In general.g. an opinion or the results of a study or review. Students will be assessed based on their performance throughout the semester. Any work submitted after the deadline (which may have been extended) shall have the percentage grade assigned to the work on face value reduced by 10% for the first day and 5% for each subsequent day late. The two most common types of plagiarism are from published materials and other students‟ works.

You have opportunities to give feedback and issues will be addressed in response to that feedback. Utilization of SCL embodies most of the principles known to improve learning and to encourage student‟s participation. presentations. with the exception of group assignments. active knowledge seekers. both are likely to be penalised. Assessment Plan Architecture Design Studio 4 (ARC 2128): March 2014 4|Pa g e . Student evaluation on your views and experiences about the module are actively sought and used as an integral part of improvement in teaching and continuous improvement. Note that plagiarism also refers to materials obtained from the Internet too. Though most assignments require the need for reference to other peoples‟ works. in order to avoid plagiarism. 2. Formative assessments will provide information to guide you in the research process. problem-based learning. or a table or a diagram from a book or an article used without acknowledgement. Plagiarising the work of other students into assignments includes using identical or very similar sentences. Various teaching and learning strategies such as experiential learning. with an addition of only a sentence or two by the student. Serious cases of plagiarism can be seen in cases where the entire paper presented by the student is copied from another book. group discussions. self-directed to be responsible to enhance their learning abilities. active players in a team. able to cultivate skills that are useful in today‟s workplace. Other Students‟ Work Circulating relevant articles and discussing ideas before writing an assignment is a common practice. site visits. students should write their own papers.plagiarism may include a sentence or two. Summative assessment will inform you about the level of understanding and performance capabilities achieved at the end of the module. ideas and needs in planning subject revision. working in group and etc. responsible participants in their own learning and instructors are to facilitate the learning process. However. This form of assessment involvesparticipation in discussions and feedback sessions. paragraphs or sections. Types of Assessment and Feedback You will be graded in the form of formative and summative assessments. students should keep a detailed record of the sources of ideas and findings and ensure that these sources are clearly quoted in their assignment. can be employed to facilitate the learning process. the latter is likely to be viewed as cheating in an examination. Your input is sought to understand your perspectives. In SCL. Do reflect on your performance in Portfolios. Student-centered Learning (SCL) The module uses the Student-centered Learning (SCL)approach. SCL requires students to be active. You have the opportunity to participate in the following ways:      Your ideas and questions are welcomed. When two students submit papers that are very similar in tone and content. While the former can be treated as a simple failure to cite references. students are expected to be:      active in their own learning. Student Participation Your participation in the module is encouraged. valued and encouraged.

5 5 Submission Presentation Assessment Weightage 20% 30% 50% Pass/Fail Group & Individual Individual Individual Individual Week 5 Week 10 Week 14 Week 16 Week 5 Week 10 Week 14 - Assessment Components PROJECT: NATURE APPRECIATION CENTER Stage 1: Precedent study (Group) Stage 1 of the project is to study existing examples through literature and own observation and experience .In groups carry out thorough investigations on specific architecture projects that lead to comprehension of the design programme and sustainable architecture. Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities Portfolio The Taylor‟s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) Portfolio is a document that collates all assessments produced in a module and reflects a student‟s acquisition of the Module Learning Outcomes and Taylor‟s Graduate Capabilities.  For students enrolled in the 2012 Programme Structure onwards Architecture Design Studio 4 (ARC 2128): March 2014 5|Pa g e .4 3.  For students enrolled in the 2011 Programme Structure The TGC portfolio is an edited A3-size bound document that includes all the assessments produced in the module. Students explore design solutions that reduce environmental impact utilizing clustered spatial typology and fossil fuel related energy. Visual diary and process of work (packaged) are to be included as part of the portfolio submission. It explores design solution that harness environmental qualities and conditions for human and environment sustainability through a project with a specific community of users. In groups. The design work should contribute to and merge harmoniously with nature and the site. carry out a thorough research on the subject and site analysis. socio-cultural events. Stage 2: Site Analysis (Group) Stage 2 of the project is to identify and analyze the site context for design exploration. and variety of strategies for sustainable design.4.2 3. Students must reflect on their learning through the TGC Portfolio Form. Students to Identify and analyze environmental and social needs of a site that lead to formulation of the design programme. and provide the best of experiences for the users.Assessment Components Project Proposal (Precedent Study & Site Analysis) Interim Final TGC Portfolio Type Learning Outcome/s 1. Stage 3: Architecture design (Individual) Stage 3 calls for a design of a simple public building with some complexity that includes the complexity of site topography and vegetation.

Not applicable for audit and internship. weak in critical and analytical skills. ability to develop solutions to simple problems. AB+ B BC+ C D+ D DF 75 – 79 70 – 74 65 – 69 60 – 64 55 – 59 50 – 54 47 – 49 44 – 46 40 – 43 0 – 39 3.67 1.00 Definition Excellent Description Evidence of original thinking. or week 3 to week 5 (inclusive) for short semester.33 3. critical capacity and analytical ability. Given for satisfactory completion of practicum. A short semester is less than 14 weeks. outstanding grasp of module matter. (Refer to Description 1 below) Withdrawn after census date. evidence of extensive knowledge base.67 3. weakness in critical and analytical skills.Each student is to develop an ePortfolio.67 2. demonstrated outstanding capacity to analyze and synthesize. a web-based portfolio in the form of a personal academic blog. P AU - - Pass Audit Description 1: Week 3 to week 7 (inclusive) for long semester. Insufficient evidence of understanding of the module matter. benefitting from his/her university experience. and showcases the distinctiveness and identity of the student as a graduate of the programme. limited or irrelevant use of the literature.00 2. Evidence of good grasp of module matter. typically mid-semester.00 0.00 Withdrawn Fail IN - - Incomplete An interim notation given for a module where a student has not completed certain requirements with valid reason or it is not possible to finalise the grade by the published deadline. The grading system is shown below: Grade A Marks 80 – 100 Grade Points 4. Evidence of some understanding of the module matter. Architecture Design Studio 4 (ARC 2128): March 2014 6|Pa g e . evidence of familiarity with the literature. reasonable understanding of relevant issues. Marks and Grading Table (Revised as per Programme Guide 2013) Assessments and grades will be returned within two weeks of your submission.33 2.00 1. typically semester. evidence of familiarity with the literature.00 Very Good Good Pass Marginal Fail Evidence of nearly but not quite acceptable familiarity with module matter. understanding of relevant issues. Given for a module where attendance is for information only without earning academic credit. The printed Portfolio must encapsulate the acquisition of Programme Learning Outcomes and Taylor‟s Graduate Capabilities.(Refer to Description 2 below) mid- Fail WD F(W) 0 0. You will be given grades and necessary feedback for each submission.33 1. and culminates with a final Portfolio in printed form produced in the final semester. Withdrawn from a module before census date. The ePortfolio is developed progressively for all modules taken throughout Semesters 1 to 5. critical capacity and analytical ability. Evidence of grasp of module matter.

A short semester is less than 14 weeks. Students who obtain a Fail grade (0-39) for the final submission will fail the module. Students are required to obtain a minimum C grade in the resubmission to pass the module.49) for final submission and overall D grade or higher for the module will be permitted a resubmission assessment.Description 2: After week 7 for long semester. Not applicable for audit and internship. regardless of his/her overall grade for the module. Hurdle Assessment Guideline for Architectural Design Studio Hurdle assessments are compulsory requirements within individual modules that must be met in order to achieve satisfactory results in those modules. Failure of the module may impede student progression. or after week 5 for short semester. Thehurdle assessment for final submission of Architectural Design Studio modules is set at 40%. Students who obtain a D grade (40. Module Schedule Lecture Hours Week 1 25/03 27/03 Week 2 01/04 03/04 Subject Introduction Introduction to Module outlines & Project Introduction to Precedent Studies Tutorial Tutorial Hours Precedent Study 2 8 Precedent Study 2 Week 3 08/04 10/04 Lecture 2: Contextual Architecture Progress Check 1 2 10 Progress Check 8 Site Analysis 8 Presentation Self-directed Study Hours Research Week/Date Topics/Readers 8 Research 8 Research 8 Site Model 12 Lecture 1: Sustainable Architecture Precedent Study Site visit Week 4 15/04 17/04 Project Site visit Site Analysis & Site Model Week 5 22/04 24/04 Lecture 3: Diagramming & Cluster Spatial typology Proposal Presentation and submission (20%) 2 10 8 Week 6 29/04 01/05 Week 7 06/05 08/05 Lecture 4: Passive Architecture Public Holiday (Labor day) 2 4 10 Public Holiday (Wesak) Design development: plan-section integration - 8 12 7|Pa g e Architecture Design Studio 4 (ARC 2128): March 2014 .

John Wiley & Sons. Inc. Attmann. McGraw-Hill. Green Architecture : advanced technologies and materials. Architecture and Planning. 2007. Sustainable Design Ecology. 2. USA. New Jersey.Week/Date Topics/Readers Lecture Hours Tutorial Hours Progress Check Self-directed Study Hours Week 8 13/05 15/05 Lecture 5: Guest Lecture Progress Check 2 Semester Break 19/05 – 23/05 2 12 8 Week 9 27/05 29/05 Week 10 03/06 05/06 Lecture 6 : „WOW‟ Factor Design development 2 INTERIM (30%) INTERIM (30%) 8 Presentation 12 8 10 Week 11 10/06 12/06 Week 12 17/06 19/06 Week 13 24/06 26/06 Week 14 01/07 03/07 Week 15 Design development Tutorial Design development Tutorial - 8 Progress Check 12 Progress Check 3 Design development Tutorial 2 12 8 Design development Tutorial Design Development Tutorial - 10 Presentation 20 Submission & Final presentation (50%) - - 20 Study Week Preparation of portfolio Portfolio submission - - 5 5 Week 16 Note: The Module Schedule above is subject to change at short notice. 2010. Osman. References Main References: 1. Daniel E. Williams. New York. Architecture Design Studio 4 (ARC 2128): March 2014 8|Pa g e .

4. Dean.Y. Barcelona. Wiley: Great Britain. Climate Responsive Design. Open Architecture Network. Sustainable Architecture: Green in Green. Engineering and Environment. 2001.Y. WW Norton: N. Architectural Press. Sustainable Architecture: Containers. Monsa. 2011. 2002. 5. Slessor. Metric Handbook : Fourth Edition. 2001. 4. Sustainable Ecosystems and the Built Environment. Architecture for Humanity. Garrido. Neufert Architects’ Data : Fourth Edition. Sustainable Architecture and High Technology. Garrido. D. Japan. Kister. Battle. Architecture. 2008. A&U. 2012. 5. Monsa. Catherine.3. Richard. London 6. 2011. Barcelona. Wiley-Blackwell Architecture Design Studio 4 (ARC 2128): March 2014 9|Pa g e . Littlefield. Energy Efficient Buildings. Spon Press: N. Guy. 2000. J. Sinclair. Cameron. 3. Thames & Hudson: London Hyde. Luis de. Luis de. 2. Secondary References: 1. Hawkes. 2012.