ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 8

FIU – Genoa Program Fall 2016
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

Course Syllabus
ARC5343 Architectural Design 8
6 Credits
Instructor: Eric Peterson
Office Hours: By Appointment
Office: 1st floor, Convent St. Maria di Castello
Contact: eric.peterson@fiu.edu
Telephone: +39(340)001-4011

Meeting time
Tuesdays and Thursday 14-18 and by appointment (see Schedule)

Catalogue Description
Architectural design explorations of site, building codes, community objectives will be undertaken through individual programming, process and design initiatives for a complex building project.

Course Objectives
ARC5343 is an architectural design studio in Genoa, Italy that proposes an architectural intervention within a complex urban context. Students will analyze and document an urban site using a variety of advanced conceptual and analytical tools in order to develop an architectural proposal that operates as an integrated response to the needs of contemporary collective urban life. The course will introduce design methods and strategies appropriate to an intricate urban project.

By the conclusion of the course students will be expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of the historic context within which they are operating. Architectural proposal will exhibit a clear strategy based on cogent site analysis, research into relevant precedents, and thoughtful analysis of programmatic requirements as they relate to site and context. It is expected that all work will be timely, complete, and well documented according to pre-established deadlines.

Attendance Guidelines
The FIU Department of Architecture Study Abroad program in Genoa has no provision for unexcused absences; attendance and class participation are required at all class meetings (see Course Schedule). Three (3) unexcused absences will automatically result in a failing grade for the course. Every day that you are late to class, you will receive half (1/2) an absence. An acceptable excused absence is defined by the student having missed class due to extraordinary circumstances beyond his or her control and must be accompanied by written documentation. In the event that you have missed a class, you are responsible for all the material covered.

Course Evaluation
Students will be evaluated in three areas:
Class participation including participation in out of classroom activities 20%
Preliminary Oral and Written Examination (week three) 35%
Final Examination Oral and Written (week fourteen) 45%

A = Excellent in all or most areas of evaluation, good in others
B = Good in most areas of evaluation, adequate in others
C = Adequate in most areas of evaluation, inadequate in others
D = Inadequate in most areas of evaluation
F = Failure or no credit

A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
D 1.00
F 0.00

Student Work
Student work, submitted to the Department in satisfaction of course or degree requirements, becomes the physical property of the Department. However, students retain all rights to the intellectual property of such work. This work may include papers, drawings, models, and other materials. The Department assumes no responsibility for safeguarding such materials. At its discretion, the Department may retain, return, or discard such materials. The Department will not normally discard the materials of currently enrolled students without giving the student a chance to reclaim them.

Students Rights and Responsibilities
It is the student’s responsibility to obtain, become familiar with and abide by all Departmental, College and University requirements and regulations. These include but are not limited to:
-The Florida International University Catalog Division of Student Affairs Handbook of Rights and Responsibilities of Students.
-Department Curriculum and Program Sheets
-Department Policies and Regulations

Student with Special Needs
Students who may need auxiliary aids or services to ensure access to academic program should register with the Office Disability Services for Students.

Civility Clause
Students are expected to treat one another with a high degree of civility and respect. Students can and should expect the same from the instructor. If a student fails to act responsibly or disrupts the class or impedes instruction he or she may be asked to leave the class and will be held responsible for all the information missed through this absence.

Course Schedule
Schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Please contact appropriate offices for verification and updates. This calendar does not include Official University holidays. Faculty are encouraged to make accommodations for students who wish to observe religious holidays. Students should make their request known at the beginning of the semester in writing. Please be aware that the final week of the semester commonly known as exam week is a regular class week for FIU Architecture in Genoa classes. Extra studio work time will be given to support completion of the studio project.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 1 CONTEXT ANALYSIS
Assignment: Mapping and sketching

Week 2 SITE ANALYSIS
Assignment: Site drawings – site plans and sections

Week 3 SITE ANALYSIS (France and Switzerland trip)
Assignment: Graphic presentation of geographic, hydrologic, and environmental data

Week 4 PROGRAM ANALYSIS and PRECEDENT (France and Switzerland trip)
Assignment: Diagramming and Precedent studies

Week 5 CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
Assignment: Parti development – formal and conceptual framework, writing and sketching

Week 6 ROME and FLORENCE TRIP
Assignment: Speculative drawing and Detail studies

Week 7 VOLUMETRIC DEVELOPMENT
Assignment: Volumetric studies – First formal pin-up October 8

Week 8 SCHEMATIC DESIGN
Assignment: Plans and sections

Week 9 SCHEMATIC DESIGN (Chandler visit, Milan and Como trip)
Assignment: Plans and Sections – Second Formal Pin-up October 20

Week 10 ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL DEVELOPMENT
Assignment: Three materials/One assembly

Week 11 DESIGN DEVELOPMENT – Detail
Assignment: The language of architectural detail – drawings and diagrams

Week 12 DESIGN DEVELOPMENT – Modeling
Assignment: 3d model

Week 13 DESIGN DEVELOPMENT – Graphics
Assignment: Renderings and Graphic Layout – Third Formal Pin-up November 17

Week 14 DESIGN DEVELOPMENT – Graphics
Assignment: Graphic Layout – Fourth Formal Pin-up November 24

Week 15 DESIGN DEVELOPMENT – Justification
Assignment: Diagramming and writing

Week 16 FINAL REVIEW

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