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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- 29 Nov 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply skills and methods in analytical research appropriate for researching building systems and materials relevant to a complex architectural project, including precedents.
- critically analyse the methods that apply to the integration of building systems and materials in a complex architectural project, in relation to the need to sustain the natural, cultural and built environment.
- demonstrate understanding of the role of relevant specialists and consultants in developing the project design.
- 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
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Other requirements -
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, technological and construction 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 (natural, built and human), students will produce an outcome that will focus on a range of analytical, modelling and testing methods of research. 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. Students will be expected to demonstrate technical and architectural language proficiency. There may be a fieldwork component, the nature of which is dependent upon the project selected.
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- Environmental Explorations Report (30%)
- Technological Explorations Report (35%)
- Portfolio (group) (35%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
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