Luke Taylor, Design Tectonics, 2022
The comprehensive design thesis project is augmented and evolved through investigations into how the architectural scheme could be constructed. Design
Tectonics supports students to advance their level of design skill, awareness and ability to deploy appropriate sustainable, environmental, structural, and material strategies, as well as demonstrate an ethical and safe approach to their design decisions.
Design Tectonic is taught through lectures, workshops and tutorials with a range of consultants and specialists from complimentary disciplines who can contribute expert advice on the project themes and advise from a professional standpoint on the design development. Running concurrently throughout the year alongside the design studio work, the module asks you to carry out advanced investigation, analysis, speculation and testing of appropriate strategies for the use of materials, structures and processes in the development of resolved form, enclosure, safe inhabitation and sustainability.
The module aims to provide students with experience of an iterative design process that incorporates a range of specialist inputs to develop an architectural proposal tested against technical, aesthetic and other considerations and regulatory and professional frameworks.