Arc 340; cr 3. The course goal is to learn a method to understand the relation between architecture and urban context and to be able to design a relevant architectural project. Emphasis is on the vertical and horizontal dimensions of cities and towns, and on the analysis of shapes and uses of the urban space. The main course project relates to a specific urban situation. The project process starts with extensive on-site case study analysis of the site (with outdoor walking and sketching), historical context, and the urban surroundings. In class students will develop, examine and discuss the main elements, themes and issues of the project. The completed project includes sketches, site plans, architectural plans, elevations and sections and mock-ups as well as a presentation delivered in class.