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The DVC L 2 Course:

Students have to design an Art Science Museum, located anywhere in the world. Symbolism, culture, icons, animals, plants, insects, etc., should be explored and the iconic shape and forms that communicates the identity of the country or nation should be developed to produce a uniquely designed museum for the specific country. See design brief for specifications.  Students have to consider the following:

  • Size and layout of the Art Science Museum
  • Explore symbolism, art and iconic shape and forms, etc., for the specific country or area
  • The specifications of the museum in the design brief
  • Sustainability features and functions (solar panels [PV], water tanks, wind turbines, building materials (heatsink), passive solar, passive ventilation, geo-thermal design, etc.)
  • Design era (e.g. Modernism or Bauhaus). Visit this great website to explore Design Eras: http://architecture.about.com/cs/historicperiods/a/timeline.htm
  • Influential designer (e.g. Frank Ghery, Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid, etc.). Useful website: http://architecture.about.com/od/periodsstyles/ig/Historic-Styles/Modernism.-11g.htm
  • Bio-mimetics (See website asknature.org-http://www.asknature.org/) and inform design ideas and decisions
  • Climate and weather of the area. Search maps, charts and diagrams
  • Consider the physical environment of the location of the museum. Explore in Google earth and Google Maps

Design Brief: Sustainable Art Science Museum - 2017 & 2018

"Design a Sustainable Art Science Museum - location anywhere in the world."