code AR414
credit_hours 4
title Architectural Design 4
arbic title -
prequisites AR313
credit hours 4
Description/Outcomes This course is a practical application of the environmental design elements that the students studied in the Environmental Studies 1 course. The development of architectural concept, character and language is of particular importance. Course material combined with an understanding of appropriate environmental systems is a must. Environmental awareness and sustainability are studied and addressed throughout the course and within given projects.
arabic Description/Outcomes
objectives • Enhance the student with practical skills to apply environmental design and sustainability techniques and use the natural solar and ventilation characteristics of the local environment to inform the building design.rn• Encourage the minimization of use and dependency on consumptive non renewable energy sources.rn• Encourage the student to interact with the of the project, local architectural character and identity.
arabic objectives
ref. books • WINES, James, Green Architecture: The art of architecture in the age of ecology, Taschen, London, 2000.
arabic ref. books
textbook • BAKER, Geoffrey, H., Design Strategies in Architecture: An Approach to the Analysis of Form, 2nd ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold, London, 1996.
arabic textbook
objective set
content set
course file 46_AR414_Architectural Design 4.pdf
Course Content
content serial Description
1 Project 1: Introduction and project definition.
2 Submission of the 1st research: rnSite analysis and local environment.
3 Sketch design (preliminary design concept).
4 Design development: plans.
5 Design development: elevations and sections.
6 Submission of the 1st project.rnProject 2: Introduction and project definition.rnrn
7 Continuation of the previous lecture and evaluation.
8 Submission of the 2nd research: rnGreen architecture theories, and similar projects analysis.
9 Sketch design (preliminary design concept).
10 Design development: plans.
11 Design development: plans.
12 Continuation of the previous lecture and evaluation.
13 Design development: elevations and sections.
14 Design development: elevations and sections.
15 Submission of the 2nd project.