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Economics and design organization

01PQIPQ, 01PQIQA

A.A. 2019/20

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architecture Construction City - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Territorial, Urban, Environmental And Landscape Planning - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 60
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Zironi Cecilia   Docente esterno e/o collaboratore   30 0 0 0 2
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/35 6 B - Caratterizzanti Discipline economiche, sociali, giuridiche per l'architettura e l'urbanistica
2019/20
The objective of this course is to position and discuss architecture in relation to the practicing of the profession. Rather than concentrating solely on the stylistic or sociological aspects of the discipline, the discussion reviews the economic and organizational factors that influence the making of architecture from the design phase to its construction.
The objective of this course is to position and discuss architecture in relation to the practicing of the profession. Rather than concentrating solely on the stylistic or sociological aspects of the discipline, the discussion reviews the economic and organizational factors that influence the making of architecture from the design phase to its construction.
On completion of the subject students should be able to: - Identify and engage with the various types of environmental conditions that have an impact upon the role of the design professions - Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relationship between design practice, cultural values, spatial needs and industrial landscapes. The students should develop the following competencies and capabilities: • Comprehension of data to develop technical research on realized projects or under construction • Prepare and conduct interview with developers, construction companies, architects • Develop projects’ analysis • Critically analyze economic and technical data • Develop a paper connected to a case study, using different sources with an individual point of view
On completion of the subject students should be able to: - Identify and engage with the various types of environmental conditions that have an impact upon the role of the design professions - Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relationship between design practice, cultural values, spatial needs and industrial landscapes. The students should develop the following competencies and capabilities: • Comprehension of data to develop technical research on realized projects or under construction • Prepare and conduct interview with developers, construction companies, architects • Develop projects’ analysis • Critically analyze economic and technical data • Develop a paper connected to a case study, using different sources with an individual point of view
Students should have capabilities of reading architecture through technical data, such as shop drawings, cost estimate analysis.
Students should have capabilities of reading architecture through technical data, such as shop drawings, cost estimate analysis.
During the class, the following subjects will be considered: • The Process in Architecture. Creativity vs Rationality? Or a Interwoven process between the two of them? o The Brief o Problem seeking o Programming o Team work o Client Value o Design Value • The Management of Architecture. “Management from the architect point of view” o Architecture and the practice o Being architect in the 21st century: opportunities and challenges • The Economics of Projects: Investment, Design, Construction o Understanding projects o Quality o Time control o Cost control o Design control • Case studies. Practicing architects will present real projects, investigating the relationship between the process in architecture, the management of projects and the quality of design and execution.
During the class, the following subjects will be considered: • The Process in Architecture. Creativity vs Rationality? Or a Interwoven process between the two of them? o The Brief o Problem seeking o Programming o Team work o Client Value o Design Value • The Management of Architecture. “Management from the architect point of view” o Architecture and the practice o Being architect in the 21st century: opportunities and challenges • The Economics of Projects: Investment, Design, Construction o Understanding projects o Quality o Time control o Cost control o Design control • Case studies. Practicing architects will present real projects, investigating the relationship between the process in architecture, the management of projects and the quality of design and execution.
Students will work in group. They will be asked to identify a project to be their case study for the final paper. Many media could be used for the field study.
Students will work in group. They will be asked to identify a project to be their case study for the final paper. Many media could be used for the field study.
Main 1. Emmitt, S. 2014. Design Management for Architects. Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A. Wiley-Blackwell 2. Pena W., Parshall S.A. 2014. Problem Seeking. An Architecture Programming Primer. Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A. John Wiley & Sons Inc. Others 1. Winch, G.W. 2010. Managing Construction Project. Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A. Wiley-Blackwell 2. Forlati S., Isop A. 2002. Wonderland, Manual for emerging Architects. Springer Vienne 3. Emmitt S. 2013. Architectural Technology: Research and Practice, Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A. Wiley-Blackwell
Main 1. Emmitt, S. 2014. Design Management for Architects. Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A. Wiley-Blackwell 2. Pena W., Parshall S.A. 2014. Problem Seeking. An Architecture Programming Primer. Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A. John Wiley & Sons Inc. Others 1. Winch, G.W. 2010. Managing Construction Project. Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A. Wiley-Blackwell 2. Forlati S., Isop A. 2002. Wonderland, Manual for emerging Architects. Springer Vienne 3. Emmitt S. 2013. Architectural Technology: Research and Practice, Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A. Wiley-Blackwell
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta (in aula); Prova orale facoltativa; Progetto di gruppo;
Evaluation will be based upon the following criteria: • Contribution in group discussion (10%) • Quality of the materials sought for developing the research (20%) • Final report on case study (no more than 5,000 words) (70%)
Exam: Written test; Optional oral exam; Group project;
Examination procedure: written test; optional oral test; individual graphic design; - Written test: duration 1.5h, without aids or teaching materials (a calculator is granted). 5 or 6 open questions or exercises, max score 30/30. - Oral test: replaces the written test in case of a limited number of participants. Same as written test (5-6 questions / exercises). - Exercises (group work): max score 27/30. For students who want to integrate the grade, there is an optional exam (questions / exercises). - For theory questions, the accuracy and completeness of the answers will be assessed, compared with the definitions presented in the classroom and reported in the didactic material / textbook. - For the exercises, the method used for the course (procedure) and the accuracy of the final numerical result will be evaluated. - For the exercises, the clarity and precision in the presentation of the sections of the document will be evaluated: the content of the technical-project proposal (description of the project scope, WBS, OBS, GANTT, Risk analysis) and the economic-financial proposal (statement of costs and revenues, performance curves, billing plan).


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