Architectural Design Studio - III (ARCH391)
A studio course designed to provide the student with skills of designing in urban context considering various urban problems. The emphasis on the design concept at a larger scale with particular attention paid on achieving unity within the urban environment. Sensitivity to the existing context by means of historic environment is essential. Requirements include a quality of design, social factors, quality and hierarchy of open and semi-open spaces, street furniture and landscaping, orientation and organizati on of buildings on site, public-private interface, vehicular and pedestrian circulation, climatic considerations, appropriate construction systems and materials, and regulations.