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Exercises in Architectural DesignF4th Year

Exercises in Architectural DesignG4th Year

This subject is an exercise subject for undergraduate and graduate students. The feature of this course is that multiple grades are gathered in the same design studio. In addition to the submissions in each lesson, students are required to do practical work such as sketching, drawing, and model making in the studio as much as possible during the lesson time as the original purpose of the exercise.
Since this subject is intended for students who have completed Architectural Design II, IIIa in the third year or Graduation Project of Architectural in the fourth year of the undergraduate program, students are naturally required to take an advanced approach to architecture. On the premise that students have the ability to organize architecture into a form and the ability to draw, the main purpose is to develop imaginative skills suitable for individual talents up to that point. Therefore, the content of the task and the content of the required work may differ from person to person.
The purpose of the 4th year undergraduate students is mainly to acquire design conception based on the minimum historical viewpoint and sufficient drawing ability to show it. This leads to discovering your own theme.
The purpose of graduate students is to acquire the creativity to expand and develop their own themes. Specifically, we will create an original portfolio with a view to master’s design.
However, instructors may demand cross-grade achievements in order to respond individually to individual talents. Through the issues, we will make proposals to society and the outside as a studio. We also hold tours and lectures inviting experts and academics. The two critiques, the interim and final critiques, will be open to the public. In addition to the instructors, we invite experts who meet the issues each time to create as many opportunities for students as possible to come into contact with the real world.

Graduation Project of Architectural Design4th Year

Graduation Project of Architectural Design is the final year of Architectural Design that integrates the knowledge learned in each field of architecture. At the same time, this subject is positioned as a starting point for further specialized graduate school learning and real-world practice.
Based on the various knowledge and skills acquired through the faculty, students will integrate the architectural and urban themes that they would like to continue researching or practicing into concrete design and planning forms. suggest. This subject has been positioned as a joint design subject since 2005. The members consist of three people from different fields who belong to different laboratories.
Through this subject, you will experience the joint work in different fields that will be essential in the real world in the future. In addition, by understanding and discussing different specialized fields, we will acquire a broad perspective and cultivate a high awareness of our own specialties.
Students are expected to have a design that integrates field research, literature research, theoretical research, and experimental research against the background of research in specialized fields. Your field depends on the research theme of your thesis guidance that you major in. The group always includes members from both the fields of architectural arts (architectural planning, architectural history, urban planning) and architectural engineering (building environment equipment, building structure, building production).
After submitting the draft plan, all groups will give a presentation in front of all faculty members of the Department of Architecture and be examined. Among them, some of the most excellent works will be judged again at the Okuma Auditorium at the end of the fiscal year.

Bachelor’s Thesis4th Year

In the final year of the undergraduate program, while compiling the achievements learned in the four years of university, students will deeply study the theme of their own interest and summarize the results as a Bachelor’s Thesis. Students are divided into laboratories and receive guidance from their academic advisors, and develop comprehensive abilities to solve various problems in architecture and cities through fieldwork, data collection, experiments and analysis.
Through this course, students will develop the ability to discover issues, set themes, and carry out work in a planned manner.
Research is often collaborative with graduate students, and graduation thesis is raised to a higher standard through discussions and collaborative work with graduate students as well as academic advisors.
The results will be examined by the examination committees held in each field, and the excellent results will be reported at academic societies.
In addition, students who go on to graduate school often develop a series of their research into a master’s thesis or a master’s plan.

Master’s Thesis5,6th(Graduate school) Year

In the final year of the master’s program, students will compile a master’s thesis according to each research guidance field.
In the master’s program, the goal is to deepen the professionalism and acquire skills and culture with a broad perspective and high insight on architecture and cities, and the master’s thesis will be published through collaborative work with students from different fields that are related to each other. It may be put together.
In addition, many students engage in practical research that meets the needs of the real world through collaborative work with the general public and the government. The results obtained will be widely disseminated to society, and excellent results will be reported at overseas academic societies.
Excellent master’s thesis will be evaluated from a comprehensive perspective across disciplines by holding a screening committee with the participation of all faculty members.

Master’s Project of Architectural Design5,6th(Graduate school) Year

Master’s Project of Architectural Design Based on the various knowledge and techniques acquired through the graduate school, students will integrate and propose architectural and urban themes that they would like to continue researching or practicing in the form of concrete designs and plans. Is what you do.
Students proceed with the design through discussions with faculty members in charge and seniors in their laboratories, as well as other faculty members of the Department of Architecture and experts outside the university.
Students will learn from the tradition of “Waseda Architecture”, respond to what modern society demands from architecture, cities, and the environment, and at the same time, have a global perspective and a perspective to understand the historical climate peculiar to the region. The ability to contribute in is required.
The Master’s Project of Architectural Design