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Module

ARC1018 : Architectural Representation 2

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Stephen Parnell
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System

Aims

The aims of the module are to enable students to process, transform and communicate information. In particular to introduce:

1. Digital modes and communication methods appropriate to particular circumstances and architectural tasks.
2. Digital representation techniques and principles for graphical and visual media.
3. Basic to advanced computing skills in an architectural context.
4. Core study and workplace computer skills.

The subject area involves an ongoing increasing proportion of the syllabus as the course progresses. This module concentrates upon the digital skills used in the essential process of communicating design ideas to multiple audiences.

The module draws upon the use of digital tools and methods in professional practice to exemplify effective digital communication strategies at various stages in a student’s professional development.

Outline Of Syllabus

To enable students to process, transform, and communicate information and in particular to introduce:

• Digital modes and communication methods appropriate to particular circumstances and architectural tasks.

• Digital representation techniques and principles for graphical and visual media.

• Basic to advanced computing skills in an architectural context.

• Core study and workplace computer skills.

This subject area involves an increasing proportion of the syllabus as the course progresses.

This module concentrates on the digital skills used in the essential process of communicating design ideas to multiple audiences.

The module draws upon the use of digital tools and methods in professional practice to exemplify effective digital communication strategies at various stages in a student’s professional development.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials41:004:00To provide support on the given lecture material
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture20:451:30Weekly lecture to introduce key theoretical concepts and provide relevant practical examples
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion16:006:00Create video and export digital representations from 3D model in appropriate format
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical41:004:00One-to-one online tutorial led by digital modelling experts with students split into groups of three
Guided Independent StudySkills practice23:006:00Exploring and practicing skills gained in workshops
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops12:002:00Digital workflows to support digital representations
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops61:006:003D modelling and 2D technical drawing workshops
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery161:0016:00One-to-one online drop-in surgery with digital modelling experts
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00Self-directed learning supported by provided resources
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion60:303:00Online discussion amongst group members to support peer learning and interactions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk20:451:30At the start of each week to introduce topics and related activities
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The topics are explored through lectures, presentations, demonstrations, workshops, exercises, and assignments with supporting sessions.

Most aspects are also demonstrated, explored, and tested in workshop topics, assessments, and presentations during the follow-up ARC1001 project work.

Specifically, digital representation methods are taught using dedicated workshops, and one-to-one and small group tutorials. The learnt techniques are applied to communicating architectural ideas through digital media. Workshops and tutorials complement weekly lectures where concepts are explained to support developing a digital communication strategy for architectural representation. During the lectures, academic concepts are first introduced and then supported by examples in architectural practice.

The expectation is that the delivery of the module will be blended, with workshops and larger group teaching taking place online. Where possible we will timetable opportunities for attendance in person, mainly to provide opportunities for student peer-learning to take place.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study2M1002D digital drawings, 3D computer models, digital image editing, and rendered videos. Marked as Pass/Fail.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A structured approach to 2D CAD drawings, 3D computer modelling, image manipulation, and rendered videos is assessed.

Digital skills for architectural communication culminating in the production of 2D, 3D, and time-based digital representations.

Additionally, a log-book is submitted to assess the robustness of processes when developing a digital communication strategy.

Reading Lists

Timetable