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Exercises in Architectural Design D,E3rd Year

Exercises in Architectural Design D is a design exercise that focuses mainly on ideas, from furniture scales to architecture and city scales.
It is a short-term design exercise with a total of about 5 tasks centered on concept work for humans, nature, and urban environment.
In Exercises in Architectural Design E, we will develop Design Exercise D and ask for ideas that take into consideration more complex functions, architecture and other architecture, or the relationship between architecture and city.
The subject of the task is the space inherent in the city and its network. About one of these tasks will be done by inviting guest lecturers from outside.
Based on the sketches and models submitted every week, we will have a commentary and discussion with guest lecturers of architects and designers who are widely active in the general society.
The goal of the class is to express one’s ideas related to architecture and space design in a visible form (drawing, model, etc.) in a relatively short time and to cultivate the ability to present to others.

Architectural Design II3rd Year

Architectural Design II is the core of design and drafting that integrates the knowledge being learned in each field of architecture. Based on Architectural Design I, the content of the task will be more social and the user base will be wide. The functionality will also be more complex.
This class requires a perspective to understand the historical climate that is social and unique to the region. At the same time, we would like students to thoroughly consider each issue and look at the social background to know what modern society demands from architecture, cities, and the environment. Students work on two tasks through the semester. In addition to the full-time professor of planning, who focuses on architectural design, architects who are active on the front lines will be invited as part-time lecturers.
In the first task, the theme is art (art work) artist (writer), deepening understanding of other fields (art), and conducting the first study on how architecture relates to different fields. To acquire a wide range of knowledge about architecture / urban design and artistry, integrate knowledge in various fields, and cultivate the ability to propose creative spaces.
The second task is to re-question the architectural program through the design of school architecture. Design a complex space where “community” and “city and environment” are included in the content of one issue.
While cultivating a sense of ethics as an expert on society, train the ability to widely propose your own ideas about architecture to society.

Architectural Design IIIa3rd Year

Architectural Design IIIa is the core of design drafting that integrates the knowledge being learned in each field of architecture. This is an elective compulsory subject mainly for students who want to plan and design. (Refer to Architectural Design IIIb / Engineering)
The content will be more sophisticated with a broader social perspective, cultural context, and urban planning approach. This subject seeks the ability to integrate knowledge in related fields and propose creative spaces.
Students will refine their sensibility for modeling and space in architecture, enhance the logic for establishing architectural works, and train their ability to widely propose their own ideas about architecture to society. At the same time, students actively absorb advanced knowledge such as handling materials, dealing with the surrounding environment, and grasping various conditions such as the sociality of architecture, and learn from the tradition of “Waseda Architecture”, and modern society Know what you want in architecture, cities, and the environment.
From the perspective of city planning, not only the ability to specifically design spaces, but also the work of observing and discovering cities and regions, and exchanging opinions with “citizens” who are clients and users, etc. Propose ideas to society at large.
Two assignments will be given according to the situation in the first half of the year, and will be detailed when the assignment is explained.
1) Each person will work on the first task by himself. It is desirable for each person to work while considering their own characteristics and anticipating their future course.
2) The second task will be tackled by a group of three people. It is hoped that each person’s different personalities will be integrated to produce a complex and multifaceted work.

Architectural Design IIIb3rd Year

This subject focuses on summarizing each person’s design issues after comprehensively examining engineering matters related to each field of structure, environment, equipment, and production in addition to design.
Students will understand various ideas and mechanisms in buildings by making basic architectural plans and designing their structures, environment / equipment / energy, and detailed parts / fittings of buildings.
First, each student makes a basic design for a given task. From the environmental and equipment perspectives, the evacuation plan, indoor environment of the building, energy performance, etc. will be examined. From a structural point of view, a structural analysis is performed on a part of the part and a structural diagram is created. From a productive point of view, we will create a finishing table, examine the details of the main quadratures and fittings of the building, and make drawings. Students will also learn what kind of drawings are needed to actually build a building, such as clearing building regulations on the site.
In this assignment, students draw a drawing with a pencil and submit a Blue Print, which is used for general design books. The purpose of this is to foster concentration on drawings that can only be obtained by handwriting and to physically understand the design plan.

Structural Design Drawings3rd Year

By studying the structural drawings of reinforced concrete structures and steel structures for existing medium-scale rigid frame structures, students will acquire knowledge about structures related to architectural and urban design.
Students will understand the position of structural design in the overall design that proposes a creative space, and learn the drafting method that accurately conveys the results of the design.
Students will use a parallel ruler to draw on A2 Kent paper during class.

Building Environment and Service Design Drawings3rd Year

Building equipment is an important factor that determines the performance and function of a building, and the skill of its design and construction has a great influence on the quality and usability of the finished building.
Arrangement of ducts, pipes, various equipment, etc. requires a wise design in order to fully demonstrate the functions of the equipment, and for that purpose, how to adjust the building plan, structure, etc. and these equipment elements. It is necessary to think rationally.
A basic understanding of building equipment is necessary not only for advancing into the environment and equipment fields, but also for specialists in all fields of architecture such as design, structure, and facility management.
However, machines, ducts, pipes, etc., which are the main components of building equipment, are often placed in parts that cannot be seen from the building space, so it is not easy to understand how they work in lectures, etc. ..
Students will understand what kind of equipment elements there are through basic design and drafting of equipment such as air conditioning and hygiene of buildings, and tours of equipment machines and machine rooms. The purpose is to be able to understand the relationship with the design and structure.