INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Architecture Master With Thesis
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 555 Architectual Design VI Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 + 6 144 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Erna Husukić, Assist. Prof. Dr. Erna Husukić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

The course explore methods and principles of design process of complex types of buildings like congress centers are. The project envisages to bring conceptual design proposal for Congress center implementing modern approaches in shaping environment and considering the urban context. Expected result is to propose good functional and spatial solution for the Congress center that could enrich urban vitality with the broader social, cultural and economic dynamics.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
• Introducing the students to methods of integration of basic architectural elements into complex architectural structures
• Develop the student capability to design multifunctional buildings, designated for special group of users from conceptual to final project
• Enable students to develop refine professional design proposals towards a comprehensive and considered architectural proposition
• Provide students with ongoing opportunities to reach innovative design solutions by hypothesizing, experimenting, and learning from both good and bad examples

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to course
  2. Urban context and design
  3. Urban context and design
  4. Functional zoning of floors - Layout development
  5. Functional zoning of floors - Layout development
  6. Functional zoning of floors - Layout development
  7. Functional zoning of floors - Layout development
  8. Ground floor and garage/ structural system
  9. Mid-term
  10. Importance of Connectivity within design
  11. Working on sections. Detailing
  12. Working on sections. Detailing
  13. Materialisation in design
  14. Materialisation in design
  15. Preparation for exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction.Visit to site
  2. Site anlysis
  3. Volumetric analysis of possible building solutions
  4. Graphic representations of the program spaces - Functional zoning of each floor (ground floor)
  5. Graphic representations of the program spaces - Functional zoning of each floor

  1. Graphic representations of the program spaces - Functional zoning of each floor
  2. Ground floor and garage/ structural system
  3. Ground floor and garage/ structural system
  4. Midterm exam
  5. Floor plans
  6. Sections
  7. Elevations
  8. 3D presentation
  9. 3D presentation
  10. Final review

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Problem solving30
Midterm Exam(s)20
Final Exam150
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Respond to complex program requirements and functional standards
  • Demonstrate an ability to reach innovative design solutions by iteratively proposing ideas, receiving feedback, incorporating feedback and learning from failed proposals; with the scope of bringing to a successful outcome of a design project
  • Critically analyze current practice in architectural design and urban planning
  • Assess, select, and conceptually integrate complex structural systems, construction materials, life-safety and building service systems into building design
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Richard H. Penner (1991) Conference Center Planning and Design: \"A Guide for Architects, Designers, Meeting Planners and Facility Managers\"
  • Chris van Uffelen (2012) Convention Centers

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15690
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11515
Preparation for Final Examination13535
Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 144
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6