Aims/Description: The Design Manifesto is a key part of the Y6 thesis project and is integral to the development of Y6 studio design work (i.e. Design 3 and 4, ARC560 and 561). The teaching of this module will be delivered via an introductory lecture and tutorials with studio tutors. The Design Manifesto presents the work-in-progress, processes and decision-making that have been instrumental in developing the Thesis Project up to the time of the report┐s submission. The relatively early submission of the Design Manifesto encourages the student to be clear about the development of their thesis project and to engage early on with both spatial design and research.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Notes: The unit forms part of a recognised course approved by RIBA/ARB.

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