Course Content By means of a small and manageable exercise, the student will prepare a design project. The topical focus varies from year to year. The program is structured into 4 phases, each characterized by the completion and submission of smaller exercises, and is intended to guide the student from the initial idea, on through to the material sampling and submission of a concept, and subsequently to a final project realized in construction materials (wood, steel, concrete, glass, clay, ). Each tutorial group will discuss methods of design and presentation, modes of working, incorporation and implementation of materials and colors, use of natural and artificial lighting, and also the constructive means for realizing a design. The course s goal is to incorporate these topics of discussion into the student s work. Students will have the opportunity to review their thoughts on the design with tutors on an individual basis. Students are expected and required to actively take part in general discussions. Particular emphasis will be placed on spatial thinking and design, also on the use of working models in design development.