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Introduction The design studio: Emergence of the design studio; The Bauhaus: preliminary course; Architectural education; Architectural Association: student pavilions; Design studio projects Zaha Hadid: MAXXI Museum of XXI Century Arts Chapter summary The design process: Problem solving; NL Architects: Prisma housing; Developing a concept Klein Dytham architecture: Billboard Building; Finding a process; SHoP Architects PC: 290 Mulberry Chapter summary The design project: Clients, users and brief; Site, context and place; Initial ideas; Development and detail; Construction and occupation Conclusion Further resources Index and picture credits Acknowledgements Working with ethics

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Explains the process of designing architectural projects and sets architectural design education within its context by describing the activities that occur in the design studio.

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Jane Anderson is the field chair for BA Architecture and Interior Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked in Germany and the UK and her built works include a low-energy headquarters building for a software company and a variety of educational building types such as a music school, sports hall and nursery.


The book is any excellent reference for students throughout the course. I would certainly recommend the book for the subject. * Deepika Shetty, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, India *
Extremely relevant - an excellent overview to assist students' understanding of the design process. A fascinating insight into how other schools and architectural practices learn/teach/develop/assist etc. Excellent layout and design - all very clear with useful case studies and relevant projects. * Ric Frankland, University of Salford, UK *
Very useful book; interesting for students to learn about and to get a better understanding of different design processes which can assist by the development of their own preference for studio design. * Rob de Maat, University of Malawi, Malawi *
We use most of AVA's Architecture series - I have found them invaluable. * Gill Swan, UCLAN, UK *
Basic Architecture 03: Architectural Design is truly exceptional and has motivated me to want to see the others in the series. The text is exceptional in both content and quality. The series is worthy of serious consideration for any basic architecture program. * Robert Hodge, Howard County Public School System, US *

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