Architectural Systems and Research Methods
Pick apart the advanced architectural systems that make up a complex project. Draw on a number of analytical and testing methods. Address the importance of a project's structure and façade. Juggle your research with a hands-on fieldwork component.
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- 25 Nov 2019
- 02 Mar 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- critically assess the methods of application of environmental and technological systems to a complex architectural project in relation to the need to sustain the natural and built environment
- critically assess the methods of application of environmental and technological systems to a complex architectural project in relation to the needs and aspirations of building users and the community
- evaluate the application of structural systems, including construction elements, materials and building components, to a complex architectural project
- communicate in multiple modes, applying international standards, to illustrate methods of rigorous exploration and testing of the nominated project and systems
- synthesise and document exploratory findings related to a complex architectural project.
- The Big Picture
- Passive Architectural Systems
- Adaptive Architecture
- Building Performance Modelling
- Building Performance Analysis
- Case Studies
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
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Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone
This subject was previously known as Advanced Applied Architectural Systems.
Students will explore the applied advanced architectural environmental and technological systems of a complex architectural project with diverse client profile, and a multi-layered response to environments. Using skills and knowledge’s relating to their understanding of multiple contexts, students will produce an outcome that will focus on a range of analytical, modelling and testing methods. In doing so they will develop an understanding of the interaction and relationships between key elements of the design, as a means of informing future design decision making processes. There will be a fieldwork component, the nature of which is dependent upon the focus of the research.
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- Project Research Report (40%)
- Technological Explorations Report (0%)
- Reflective Portfolio A (35%)
- Reflective Portfolio B (25%)
Textbooks are not required.
Textbook information is pending.