This module builds upon the design modules within year’s 1 and 2 and places specific attention to the process of designing structures where the solutions and elements are fully integrated, with a particular focus on the relationship between their contexts, user requirements, structure, material and space.
A design brief each year is set within an urban environment and provides the opportunity to pursue, investigate and experiment with individual design methodologies and processes within a real world context.
This module closely links to CENV3056 Structural Engineering and draws from CENV3020 Geotechnical Engineering. Students are expected to invest the knowledge gained in previous years and develop designs in a manner that balances form, function and technical considerations.
This module seeks to provide an environment akin to a professional design office and looks to develop the working and communication practices that exist within industry. Students will use the weekly studio sessions to progress their design work alongside their peers and will receive individual tutorials. A final and a number of interim presentations to design tutors, fellow students and external critics from industry will demonstrate the design proposal throughout its development.