ARC2023 : The Place of Houses
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Peter Kellett
- Lecturer: Professor Adam Sharr, Professor Rose Gilroy
- Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The aim is to:
1. inform and strengthen the theoretical basis on which students take design decisions
2. raise awareness of the richness and complexity of contemporary domestic environments
3. develop a critical understanding of domestic architecture and the interplay between ways of living and built form
This course explores key theoretical concepts and examines dwelling environments from a range of different cultures and social groups.
Outline Of Syllabus
The course is structured around the key forms of production and varying roles of designer, client and user. Emphasis is given to the relationship between the user and the home environment. Case studies from different parts of the world are included, in some cases drawing on current research projects in the School. The syllabus includes the following topics:
Homes and houses: a conceptual overview
The psychological dimensions of dwelling
Private housing and social housing
Gender and age perspectives on housing
Informal housing processes and environments
The home as place of work
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||26:00||26:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The theoretical ideas are introduced and illustrated through lectures. This encourages class dicussion and debate. Students deepen their understanding through private reading and present their work in an academic poster which facilitates individual expression and learning. Reflection on individial experience is encouraged and the poster format develops computer based communication skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Poster||1||M||100||Poster - 1,500 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
An illustrated academic poster of 1,500 words submitted at the end of the semester which allows students to demonstrate:
• knowledge and understanding of the topics.
• critical skills in responding to the specific and exploratory contexts of the questions.
• ability to construct coherent arguments.
• clarity and effectiveness of the design in communicating ideas.