Term 2 with the Final Document Submission in Week 9 (early TS) or Interim Juries in Week 9 of Term 2 with the Final Document Submission in Week 1 of Term 3 (later TS). At the Interim Juries students make individual presentations of their TS3 work, unit by unit, where they get feedback from the TS design tutors and hand in the final document for assessment. The aim is to integrate the TS3 and TS5 work with the unit agendas as much as possible, developing wherever possible the unit’s technical brief and supporting it with additional specialized information by means of seminars, lectures, visits, etc. The ambition of the technical design tutors is to offer each individual student the wherewithal to materialise the ideas, concepts and ambitions born in the intimacy of the unit. Technical Studies aims at reinforcing the plurality and variety of the units by adapting the requirements of TS3 and TS5 to each individual unit agenda. In order to achieve this, the syllabus of the Second and Fourth Years is purposefully loaded with more information in order to enable the students in the Third and Fifth Years to more freely apply acquired knowledge in their final year designs.
integrated structural, material and environmental effects in architecture. Through critical and creative thinking, students will activate a series of structural, environmental and material manipulations of these models and analyse and evaluate these outcomes in relation to the other technical aspects. Through iterative modeling, students will gain understanding of the basic principles associated with structures, environment and materials to understand their relations while exploring how TS can inform design processes. The course is supplemented by a series of lectures. FIRST APPLICATIONS Compulsory Course – Term 2 Giles Bruce and Ioannis Rizos (Environment) Nacho Martí, Camila Rock and Lena Emanuelsen (Materials), Robert Knight and Danae Polyviou (Structures)
This course offers students a hands-on and experimental approach to insure a greater integration of Technical Studies with the First Year design portfolio. TS design tutors attend the First Year studio, joining the First Year tutors and contributing to tutorials and consultations in the areas of structures, materials and environmental issues. The submission for the course will be made as part of the TS workshop Full details of the programme will be found in during Week 11 of Term 2 and will be assessed the Complementary Studies course booklet, by the TS tutors in the presence of the First available at the beginning of the academic year. Year studio tutors.
FIRST YEAR TECHNICAL SYNTHESIS – INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRATED DESIGN Compulsory Course – Term 1 Giles Bruce, Ioannis Rizos (Environment) Nacho Marti and Lena Emanuelsen (Materials) Giulio Gianni, Ciaran Malik (Structures)
This course introduces students to the three core TS branches (structures, environment and materials) and shows that they are not separate realities but in fact different lenses for looking at the built environment. Students will start with a simple physical architectural model in order to understand
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL The TS requirements for AA Intermediate and RIBA Part I stipulate that each student must undertake and pass the Structures (Second Year), Material and Technologies and Environmental Design in Practice courses in the Second Year and the Structures (Third Year) course in Term 1 of the Third Year. In addition to this, Third Year students also undertake a Technical Design Project (TS3) as part of their main project which synthesises their individual architectural ambitions with an account of the material production of the proposal.