Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Responding to its main agenda, the course will embark on an intensive process of inter-disciplinary approaches, opening pathways to a variety of creative processes and disciplines. The studio will consist of two inter-related parts, one which is an extension from SDD 1, and the other act as the foundation prior to entering PA 1.
The agenda will begin with series of basic design knowledge learning that combine arts, sciences and designs through the processes of research, analyzing, text and visual readings, abstraction and conceptualization – combined with continuous communication skills of sketching, drawing, model making and others.
This first part of the studio agenda is tailored to expose students to the wider perspective of design, while at the same time develop an open environment for exploration and debating the notions of architecture through design projects and workshops.
Extending from the first part agenda, SDD 2 will continue on a more concrete process that deals with the human senses and characters. Responding to the issues of anthropomorphic, aesthetics, functions and structure, students will engage directly with materials, tooling, design problems, the human body, and spatial consciousness through intensive design projects, workshops and installations.
Get the habit of analysis – analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.
Frank Lloyd Wright