Architectural Thesis module (AR50005)
The thesis is a year-long study that explores architectural ideas through research by design. Students formulate their studies as a series of questions and objectives, and situate them in the wider context of contemporary architectural thought and practice. The thesis is conceived and communicated through architectural methods such as drawings and models, and through an analytical and critical text developed in parallel. Working in Architectural Thesis Research Units defined by staff expertise and research interests they collectively consider the role of architecture in framing ways of living, exploring the notional distance of the collective environment to the tangible intimate space of the individual through research by design of different spatial, formal & material typologies and in diverse physical contexts.