Three Rivers community college
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Architectural Design I
Thursday Evening 5:30 - 9:50pm Room B-214
Instructor: Mark Comeau, (860-215-9415), email MComeau@trcc.commnet.edu
Grading: Students are graded on various projects throughout the semester in accordance with the following criteria:
- How well the student identifies the problem;
- The student’s ability to gather problem solving data & information;
- The student’s ability to synthesize that data and information;
- Creative communication of the architectural solution.
To introduce the Architecture student to the fundamental methodologies of an architect's decision making process. Students will work individually and in groups, as they apply their studies to the solutions of small “vignettes” or architectural projects that explore form and space design, and ordering systems. Emphasis in Design I is placed more upon the path of design and the decision making process, than a “polished” solution.
Text: Architecture: Form, Space & Order, and Design Drawing by Francis D.K. Ching
Form Chapter 2
Unit 1: Visual Proportions of Form:
Shape, Massing, Transforming
Text - p. 50.
Unit 2: Additive Forms:
Text - p. 72.
Unit 3: Articulation of Forms:
Text - p. 94.
Unit 4: Symbiotics of Form:
Text - p. 247.
Form & Space Chapter 3
Unit 5: Defining Space:
Text - p. 114.
Unit 6: Qualities of Space:
Text - p. 175.
Unit 7: Spatial Relationships:
Text - p. 195.
Unit 8: Spatial Organizations:
Text - p. 204.
(along with drafting) ▫ HB pencils
▫ prismacolor pencils (muted tones of grays, greens, others)
▫ prismacolor markers (muted tones of grays, greens, others)
Use of SketchUp will be utilized (click it to download free!).
Order Chapter 7
Unit 09: Ordering Principals:
Text - p. 332.
Unit 10: Ordering Progressions:
Text - p. 358.
Unit 11: Constructing Order:
Text - p. 94.
Proportion & Scale Chapter 6
Unit 12: Proportion Systems:
Applications of the Golden Section
Unit 13: Additional Proportions:
Descriptive and Sacred Geometry
Unit 14: Scale:
Horizontal and Vertical Regulating Lines
Unit 15: Scale:
Designing the Registers
Unit 16: Final Projects
To be announced
Presentations to Jury