ARCH208 Architectural Communication

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
ARCH208 Architectural Communication 1 2 6
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to


Lecturer Lejla Krivošić Office Hours / Room / Phone
A F3.9 B - 033 957 238
Assistant N/A Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This course will introduce the students to variety of communication modes used to represent architectural ideas. Students will employ communication tehcniques through sketching, technical drawings, model making, verbal and visual communication and graphic media to articulate their design skills from concept formation to design development and representation.
Textbook Principles of Three-Dimensional Design, Wucius W., Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1977; How to Make Repeat Patterns: A Guide for Designers, Architects and Artists, Jackson, P., Laurence King Publishing, 2018.
Additional Literature
  • Ching, F., Architecture: Form, Space & Order,John Wiley and Sons, 2007
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse architectural principles and represent them visually and in model form
  2. Develop technical skills to comunicate architectural concepts and issues
  3. Ability to communicate information clearly and concisely through graphic media
Teaching Methods Lecture and demonstration method during the lesson development; Collaboration method and discussion during the tutorials
Teaching Method Delivery Online Teaching Method Delivery Notes
Week 1 Introduction to the course - General information
Week 2 Course description, assessment and criteria methods; Lecture on Introduction to architectural elements - Spatial relation and transformation; Introduction to Assignment 1 - Shape grammar> Eyploring patterns in architecture - Types and design of patterns; Assignment 1 - Design tutorial
Week 3 Presentation and submission of Assignment 1 - Shape grammar / Sketching and model making
Week 4 Lecture on Introduction to architectural principles - Examples of design principles; Introduction to Project 2 - Design of patterns
Week 5 Introduction to AutoCad; Homework 1
Week 6 Lecture on Posters Design. From AutoCad to Photoshop. Photoshop.Intro. Homework 2
Week 7 Introduction to Photoshop - AutoCAD to Photoshop; Poster design; Basics in Photoshop - Adjusting images in Photoshop
Week 9 Lecture on Space for Emotions. Intro to Project 03.
Week 10 Lecture on Serpentine Gallery. Work on presentation of the chosen task.
Week 11 Lecture on Drawing and Illustration. Work on presentation of the chosen task.
Week 12 Lecture on Brochure Design. Work on presentation of the chosen task.
Week 13 Lecture on How to present. Work on presentation of the chosen task.
Week 14 Work on presentation of the chosen task.
Week 15 Preparation for the exam. Work on presentation of the chosen task.
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam_ Assignment 3 1 40 2,3
Semester Evaluation Components
In-term Assignement 1 1 20 1,2
Class tutorials (2x homework) 2 20 2,3
Mid Term Exam_ Assignment 2 1 30 1,2
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 1 12 12 Active Tutorials 2 11 22
Home Study 7 15 105
In-term Assignment 1 3 1 3 Mid-term exam - Assignment 2 3 1 3
Class tutorial_Assignment 3 Presentations 2 1 2 Final exam_Assignment 3 presentation 3 1 3
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 13/02/2024
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