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This course aims to provide a design and research process on a multi-dimensional architectural design problem incorporating structural, functional and contextual complexities. Within this structure, it intends to reflect the knowledge that the students have acquired so far in various fields such as theory and practice on architectural design, materials, construction and environmental control on the process of design.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. design an architectural project and incorporate structural, functional and contextual complexities
2. reflect the knowledge that they have acquired in previous semesters on the design process
3. be equipped with theoretical knowledge and various design tools necessary for understanding and interpreting social, cultural, political and ecological complexities of the design project.
4. be able to define a critical design thinking process.
5. be able to conduct a project design research on structural, contextual, historical, social issues and make use of relevant data
6. explore theoretical, programmatic, contextual, and material basis of the design work
7. effectively use contemporary design tools and strategies as a part of architectural design process
8. work both independently and in a group