The Year One Semester Two Studio (AR1102) begins with analyses of precedent studies through drawing exercises and culminates in students’ individual design explorations.
The exercises in this studio program require students to demonstrate competence in a number of foundational modes of architectural thinking and making, particularly:
- form geometry and composition,
- tectonic expression, and
- movement and space in relation to scale, materials, and contexts.
The three studio exercises explore issues related to the measure of man and the modularity of materials to serve as essential design generators at different scales. Emphasis is placed on graphic communication and the use of drawings to illustrate design.
Project 1, the analysis of precedent houses, serves as an introduction to the translation of architectural ideas and materials into spatial, formal-compositional and tectonic expression.
Project 2, the design of a micro-capsule for individual occupation, connects anthropometry with furniture, fittings and the use of micro-space; and with the use of materials and their modular units, dimensions, and methods for making and constructing.
Project 3, the design of a dwelling at a specified urban site for a studio-mate, where the student also acts as an apprentice to a chosen architect, introduces the physical contexts of a site, the programmatic and social considerations of a client, and the genealogical and analytical dimensions of form language, space, and tectonic articulation.
Imran bin Tajudeen (Coordinator)
Tomohisa Miyauchi (Dy Coordinator)
Teh Kem Jin
Lee May Anne
Ng San Son
Tan Peck Leong Jackson
Voon Ke Yang
Yong Sy Lyng