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ADE200NB(建築学 / Architecture and building engineering 200)
Design Basics in English

DIN Borivan

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school Faculty of Enginneering and Design
Attached documents
Year 2023
Class code B2414
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Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 金5/Fri.5
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷
Classroom name 各学部・研究科等の時間割等で確認
Notes 建築:建築士
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Optional/Compulsory 選択
Admission year
Category (2023~) 都市環境デザイン工学科
Category (2019~2022) 都市環境デザイン工学科
Category 建築

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Outline and objectives



This class should be viewed as a space for discussion and exchange about architecture. The objective is to encourage students to speak in English and to improve their conversational abilities.

Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?


Default language used in class

英語 / English

Method(s)(学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )

For each of the 7 themes (over 14 classes), students will be required to prepare visual materials for presentation and discussion either within small groups or to the class. At the end of each theme, detailed instructions for the following assignment will be provided. All conversations must be conducted in English, and all presentation materials must be submitted in the form of a PPT or PDF binder.

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

あり / Yes


授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face


Class 1[対面/face to face]:Place-site-origin part 1

With the help of an analysis tool, students will give a presentation about their hometown and neighborhood. They will share their impressions of a remarkable building or space.

Class 2[対面/face to face]:Place-site-origin
part 2


Class 3[対面/face to face]:Graphic representation
part 1

Learn about the different graphic representations used by architects. Following on from Class 1, students will be asked to choose a building from an architect they are interested in and prepare or research graphic representations, including sketches, diagrams, axonometric views, perspectives, site plans, floor plans, sections, and details. One of the representations students need to create should illustrate a key feature of the building, and students will elaborate on their building choice.

Class 4[対面/face to face]:Graphic representation
part 2


Class 5[対面/face to face]:Contemporary architecture
part 1

Expanding on the previous class teachings, students will present a project from a selected list of architects. The project could be a building or a space. The students will need to explain why they chose the particular project, discuss the architectural style, and analyze the design features.

Class 6[対面/face to face]:Contemporary architecture
part 2


Class 7[対面/face to face]:City roaming
part 1

From a pre-selected route, students will share their impressions and feelings about the spaces they cross, using photographs or other visual aids to illustrate key moments.

Class 8[対面/face to face]:City roaming
part 2


Class 9[対面/face to face]:Micro Architecture
part 1

Students will be asked to find a micro-building that has been created in a leftover space within the city. They will need to prepare a PowerPoint presentation that includes photographs, a simple site plan (a hand sketch is acceptable), and an explanation of the building's particular features.

Class 10[対面/face to face]:Micro Architecture
part 2


Class 11[対面/face to face]:Habitat
part 1

After discussing the definition of habitat, students will search and investigate examples of housing that challenge the stereotype of the house. They will need to present at least two projects of housing (either single or collective) and explain how and why they reassess the concept of habitat.

Class 12[対面/face to face]:Habitat
part 2


Class 13[対面/face to face]:Architecture and Literature
part 1

Students will be given a short text (in English) from a prominent writer and poet. After reading the text at home, it will be discussed in class, and students will identify a clear program to use for the second part of the class. Using the previous class teachings, students will present their architectural translation of the text. Evaluation will be based on the quality of the presentation, the visuals, and the consistency of the approach.

Class 14[対面/face to face]:Architecture and Literature
part 2


Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

The 7 themes will be covered in 14 classes. Students will have to prepare visuals and materials to present and discuss within small groups or to the class. Therefore, it will be necessary to submit 7 PPT/PDF files throughout the semester.


No specific textbook is necessary.



Grading criteria

50%: Preparation of presentation materials
25%: Participation in discussions
25%: Diligence and enthusiasm

Changes following student comments

Comment on the 2022 semester: Following the success of the previous semester, it was observed that students found it more convenient to engage and converse in small groups of three. To sustain this effective approach, the professor will move among each group to facilitate discussions. This year, we will persist with this method to promote collaborative learning and augment student involvement.