108年第2學期-7047 專題設計 課程資訊
|Context and Relevance||10||How well do you define your specific challenge/problem?|
|Biomimicry Process||15||How well do you demonstrate (rapid prototyping) and document an understanding of function and biological strategies?|
|Urban Design Process||20||How well do you demonstrate (translate) and document an understanding of biological strategies into urban design strategies?|
|Creativity||15||How novel is the innovation and/or biological inspiration?|
|Feasibility||10||Does your design concept represent a promising technology and/or solution? (i.e. show evidence of market understanding and all matters relevant for deciding design knowledge research)|
This is the second part of the advanced Regenerative Earth and Anthropocene Design studio (R.E.A.D.) aims to co-create an encompassing life and earth beneficial innovative urban design by introducing Biomimicry Urbanism to adapt and establish design conditions conducive to life in effects to future challenges on humanity and design professions.
Specific learning objectives for the Regenerative Earth and Anthropocene Design studio (R.E.A.D.) include the followings:
Consider urban resilience system challenges and leverage points for adaptability, recovery and even future survival simulations in urban designing.
The studio outcome calls for future design concepts addressing any aspect of climate change, mars mission, quantum technology, AI applications and in any sector of the new economy model for designing towards life friendly cities of the future.
Successful teams will demonstrate active learning and excellent problem solving skills in team efforts. Design teams are to define concrete, well researched urban design focus for extra efforts apply to core concepts and methods of biomimicry urbanism coupling with latest science, technology break-through, and humanity creativity and inspirations in developing future design with tested design solutions.
Urban design projects should go beyond familiar approaches and make a substantial improvement in learning from the first semester of READ Studio. Students are expected to identify unique leverage points for urban design changes, removing barriers to the adoption and spread of better solutions, and/or clearly demonstrating how biomimicry urbanism can lead to new, novel, or more effective urban design solutions. Test and proof of urban design concepts are necessary to be incorporated in the final presentation of the studio outcome.
This is an advanced design studio for MArch II students, which will be conducted in English and consists of three parts. The first part is related to international competition projects, which normally takes place within one-month period in the beginning of the semester. The second part will be a three months design studio project, which will cover issues of digital analysis of spatial structure and social outcomes, digital design and tectonic constructions, users body experience in both macro and micro environmental levels, and finally the sustainability issue of building performance and design strategies, etc. The last part is scheduled in the last two weeks of the semester and it will be an out reach exhibition project, which will display all students’ design works from the second part of the design studio project.
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