ARH 450: Studio 8: Housing and Integrated Design

ARH 450: STUDIO 8: HOUSING AND INTEGRATED DESIGN

 

This studio is taken concurrent with ARH 440, and requires students to conceive and execute a comprehensive design proposal for an urban housing complex. Students will examine space at the scale of a module, and its role in shaping a larger entity that relates to context. Students will research housing typologies and their role in shaping the urban fabric.

Prerequisite: ARH 239, ARH 240, ARH 399, ARH 410, ARH 420, ARH 430, ARH 440, & ARH 441 (both ARH 440 & ARH 441 may be concurrent)

 

Course Learning Outcomes

As a result of successfully completing this course, students…

  • Will be able to:

    • Propose a comprehensive building design, with a strong connection between conceptual and technical development of the building.
    • Examine the definition of shelter as a physical statement of our values and needs.
    • Analyze the site in respect to the programmatic, climatic and urban potential of the design.
    • Articulate an understanding of housing as a typology that has cultural and social implications through case study research.
    • Design a building proposal that integrates thoughtful considerations of program, user, and site opportunities and constraints.
    • Integrate structure, building systems, and sustainable strategies in the building design, using models and 2D/3D diagrams/drawings to communicate a coherent concept and relationship between the systems.
    • Exhibit a basic understanding of building codes by diagramming how the building meets exiting requirements and identifying ADA elements in circulation and public accommodations.
    • Design units for diverse households.
    • Generate technical documents including annotated wall sections, for a housing complex.
    • Demonstrate understanding of the range of financial considerations in building housing.
    • Integrate environmental, structural, HVAC, and material assembly systems into a comprehensive building proposal.
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC A.5 Ordering Systems: Ability to apply the fundamentals of both natural and formal ordering systems and the capacity of each to inform two- and three-dimensional design
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC B.1 Pre-Design: Ability to prepare a comprehensive program for an architectural project that includes an assessment of client and user needs; an inventory of spaces and their requirements; an analysis of site conditions (including existing buildings); a review of the relevant building codes and standards, including relevant sustainability requirements, and an assessment of their implications for the project; and a definition of site selection and design assessment criteria
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC B.2 Site Design: Ability to respond to site characteristics, including urban context and developmental patterning, historical fabric, soil, topography, ecology, climate, and building orientation, in the development of a project design
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC B.3 Codes and Regulations: Ability to design sites, facilities, and systems that are responsive to relevant codes and regulations, and include the principles of life-safety and accessibility standards
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC B.4 Technical Documentation: Ability to make technically clear drawings, prepare outline specifications, and construct models illustrating and identifying the assembly of materials, systems, and components appropriate for a building design
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC B.6 Environmental Systems: Ability to demonstrate the principles of environmental systems’ design, how design criteria can vary by geographic region, and the tools used for performance assessment. This demonstration must include active and passive heating and cooling, solar geometry, daylighting, natural ventilation, indoor air quality, solar systems, lighting systems, and acoustics
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC B.7 Building Envelope Systems: Understanding of the basic principles involved in the appropriate selection and application of building envelope systems relative to fundamental performance, aesthetics, moisture transfer, durability, and energy and material resources
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC B.8 Building Materials and Assemblies: Understanding of the basic principles used in the appropriate selection of interior and exterior construction materials, finishes, products, components, and assemblies based on their inherent performance, including environmental impact and reuse
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC C.2 Integrated Evaluations and Decision-Making Design Process: Ability to demonstrate the skills associated with making integrated decisions across multiple systems and variables in the completion of a design project. This demonstration includes problem identification, setting evaluative criteria, analyzing solutions, and predicting the effectiveness of implementation
    • Student work from this course will meet all or part of NAAB SPC C.3 Integrative Design: Ability to make design decisions within a complex architectural project while demonstrating broad integration and consideration of environmental stewardship, technical documentation, accessibility, site conditions, life safety, environmental systems, structural systems, and building envelope systems and assemblies
  • Will display the following attitudes/ professional behaviors:

    • Meet assigned deadlines
    • Accept and apply critiques
    • Analyze and discuss work using industry specific terminology
    • Prepare for and contribute to class discussions and critiques