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Urban Design Specialisation - Architecture

A presentation about the MA in Urban Design, Oxford Brookes University

Laura Novo de Azevedo

on 19 September 2016

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Transcript of Urban Design Specialisation - Architecture

urban design

What we cover in Urban Design
Our approach
What you will do and learn and how
Why you should consider taking this specialisation
urban design
involves design from masterplan (new areas & infill developments) to open space design, buildings, textures, materials (product);

it engages with the challenges of the contemporary city (in social, political, economical contexts) and questions how architects can contribute to making good places.

establishes the processes that make successful development possible (process).
the art of making places
our approach
We focus on defining what makes good places and how to deliver them
what you will learn
How to work individually and to collaborate with other disciplines and people from other cultures
how you will learn
studio teaching and colalborative work
lectures and workshops
individual and team projects
multi-media assessments including reports, videos, interactive e-posters
Studio I
Urban Design Theory
Semester 1

improves your job prospects:
you acquire new skills;
wider range of work in your portfolio;

provides you with a framework to understand how your architectural projects can contribute to creating better places;

makes you more critical of your own practices and how these relate to others in the built environment – including users.
The value of learning urban design
experienced, helpful and dedicated staff to work with you in the studio;

dedicated studio space;

group work with students from a variety of skills and cultural backgrounds;

strong network with urban design practices increases job opportunities;

intensive design-based programme adds value for money;

programme has a clear structure and you know what is expected from you;
added value to your curriculum
other activities and resources:
extra-curricular activities
Society of Urban Design Students
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fitzgerald Street Social Housing Development, Australia
by JCY Architects and Urban Designers (Photo: Damien Hatton)
how to masterplan...
Wembley, Richard Rogers
Design based module
Real site
From 1:5000 – 1:200
open space design, mobility, building types, environmental sustainability, social, Political, economic and policy context
Urban Design Practice
lectures and workshops on:
Issues I & Studio II
Semester 2
work with a contemporary issue
group and individual project
inquiry by design
place identity
Development Seminars
lectures and workshops on:
offer supports for design based modules
offer supports for design based modules
field trip (organised by SUDS/subject coordinator)
how to evaluate good design
Donnybrook Quarter
Canary Wharf Crossrail
Foster + Partners
we build scenarios, test and propose
we start from understanding what are the challenges and needs and values of the end user
Neil's Yard
field trip
urban collage workshop
Build the City of Your Dreams
thank you
for information:
Eastbury House
Richard Rogers
presentation by Laura Azevedo
Create an urban design framework for the development of Botley, West Oxford
a challenging place with a strong identity that is socially, environmentally and economically sustainable
Retrofitting Suburbia:
how to detail and deliver
we use current theory and analysis of best practices to explore solutions
how to work creatively and innovate
subject coordinator
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