Current architecture studios are missing an important phase in the education process, which is constructing the students’ conceptual ideas on a real physical scale. The design-build approach enables the students to test their ideas, theories, material selection, construction methods, environmental constraints, simulation results, level of space functionality and other important aspects when used by real target clients in an existing context. This paper aims to highlight the importance of using the design-build method through discussing a design project case study carried out by the Masters of Architecture design programme students at Beirut Arab University, who have built prototype units for refugees on a 1:1 scale.
Mohareb, Nabil and Sara Maassarani. "Design-build: An Effective Approach for Architecture Studio Education." Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research. 12, 2 (2018): 141-161.
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2018 Archnet-IJAR, Archnet, MIT- Massachusetts Institute of Technology