Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 224 Architectural Design II Undergraduate 2 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 7 2 + 4 168 English Language

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Sanela Klarić, Assist. Prof. Dr. Assist. Prof. Dr. Sanela Klarić / M.Sc.Lucy Dinnen Sanela Klarić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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Studies for the identification of the elements of architectural design and the development of a sensitivity and awareness required for valid interpretations of housing needs. This course explores various concepts and architectural devices of architecture through drawings and models as well as planned case study presentations. It focuses on the process of investigation, critical observation and experiment integral to architectural design through a meaningful human narrative. Notions of inhabitation are examined through a series of lectures regarding housing, site conditions, users need, experimental and sustainable design problems and projects of moderate complexity.

The main objectives of this course are to introducing the students to methods of integration of basic architectural elements into complex architectural structures of individual house.
To enable students to plan and design using human dimensions as a reference and measure (Architecture for Human).
• To give students fundamental knowledge about the concept and application of design principles into built environment.
• Acquaint students with the complex process of architectural design of the core human needs for accommodation and safety.
• To enable the students to understand site requirements and positions, environmental conditions (orientation, topography, neighbouring requirements and locations resources, local traditions and materials etc.)
• To enable the students to make spatial organizations with due concern for structural and functional requirements, future user’s needs, environmental conditions and formal qualities in sector of housing.
• To enable students to feel and relate to all dimensions of space with the direct focus on residential / dwelling architecture (physical and sensory dimensions of space).
• To enable students for identifying areas required for different needs and functions inside living zones of living space in houses and generally in the residential architecture.

  1. Review of previous year / semester- introduction to semester’s topics
  2. Historical overview of the housing, Case Study Presentation
  3. Site Analysis Strategies (sun exposure, building orientation, wind patterns, circulation patterns) Case Study Presentation
  4. Identification of Areas of Actions and Functions in Residential Architecture
  5. Physical and sensory dimensions: Requirement of space (area) and volume of space
  6. Physical and sensory dimensions: Basic Requirements of space: day light and artificial lighting in Residential Architecture
  7. User-based factors of space: Establishment of personal space-\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Invisible Functions-Privacy\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"/ Sense of Belonging and Impermanence / Sharing the space

  1. Terms related to the Design of Residential Architecture (Dwelling Unit-Module-Repetition) Case study
  3. Building Facades and Graphic Mode of Representation
  4. Analysis of the types of houses. Detached and Semi-Detached houses. Forms of grouping. Analysis of the functional, formal and structural characteristics. Analysis of examples.
  5. Analysis of the types of houses: Courtyard Houses, Terraced houses. Forms of grouping. Analysis of the functional, formal and structural characteristics. Analysis of examples.
  6. Ground Structure interaction: Analysis of the types of Foundations-Bases in housing architecture. Analysis of the functional, formal and structural characteristics of ground structures.
  7. Roof Structure interaction: Analysis of the Roof types and analysis of the functional, formal and structural characteristics of the roofs.
  8. Review of the semester. Analysis of topics and examples.

  1. Studio: Introduction to the Assignment I
  2. Studio: Assignment 1 – Introduction to Site (dimensions, orientation, attributes) Site Visit
  3. Studio: Assignment 2 – Site Analysis
  4. Studio: Assignment 3 – Client Profile, Bubble Diagram, Working Model (volume)
  5. Studio: Assignment 4 – Ground Floor Plan
  6. Studio: Assignment 5 – 4 floor plan variations
  7. Studio: Assignment 6 – All Floor Plans
  8. Studio: Assignment 7 –Construction, dimensions, Section
  9. Studio: Assignment 8 – Façade Design and Graphic Investigation
  10. Studio: Assignment 9 – axonometric view
  11. Studio: Assignment 10 – Model.
  12. Studio: Assignment 11 – Panel Layouts.
  13. Studio: Assignment 12 – design. Preparation for final delivery.
  14. Assignment 1 – Preparation for final delivery.

  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Assignments
  • Case Studies
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)120
Class Deliverables30
Final Exam150
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • - Identify the major questions and issues in the design and realization of spaces for human use with the scope of collecting information and developing a design proposal;
  • General references:
  • Neufert, Ernst and Peter Neufert: Architect’s Data. John Wiley & Sons, 2012 (4th ed.). ISBN: 9781405192538, 608 pg /
  • Kicklighter, C. E. : Architecture-Residential Drawing and Design, 9th Edition, 2004.
  • Metric Handbook Planning and Design Data, David Adler, Architectural Press 1999 (Second edition) ISBN 0 75060899 4

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14456
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination14040
Preparation for Final Examination14040
Assignment / Homework/ Project 500
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 168
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 7