Year 6 comprises 3 modules which are all components of your thesis design project.
Design Studio 6
You work in vertical ateliers alongside Year 5 students for this module, please see the Atelier pages for more information.
This module provides a framework for you to research and analyse your chosen location and to develop a Proposed Scenario for your Thesis Design Project. Through a series of specific and clearly conceived drawings, you will explain the essential components of your thesis hypothesis in spatial, social, and economic terms. This will include identifying the actors and agents involved in your scenario; developing a timeline of your scenario, including the design, construction and use phases of your intervention; a mapping of the social context of your scheme; a description of the architectural brief that you have developed; and a detailed, creative visualisation of your architectural programme.
This module is concerned with professional architectural practice and management, including regulatory codes and procedures. Practice is both a theoretical and applied subject and these two domains will be investigated in a comparative manner. The focus for learning in this module will be a student-led design project, undertaken in a parallel module, to enable this comparison to be an active and applied process. The key issues that the module addresses are those of contemporary architectural practice, including professional, social, economic and legal. Directed reading includes office procedures, codes of practice and standards. Values and professional ethics are debated, and current practice is set alongside potential future developments in answer to cultural, economic and technological development, in particular the growing sustainability imperative.