Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. collect and analyse information relevant to structure and tectonics of an small scale architecture building
  2. integrate knowledge of construction, materials and structure into the design of an architectural project
  3. use appropriate methods to communicate knowledge of construction, materials and structure in the design of an architectural project.
  • Topics
    • A Brief History of Making
    • Comfortable
    • Structural Engineering
    • Making Beautiful Buildings
    • Making Buildings Beautiful
    • Making Buildings Safe
    • Making Buildings Healthy
    • Life Cycle Design
    • Mechanical and Hydraulic Services
    • Suitability Systems
    • The Future of Making
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.

This subject explores the notion of architecture and making by focusing on the relationship of methods of construction, integration of structural principles and selection of materials in the design process of small scale architecture. Work integrated learning is incorporated through integration and application of construction knowledge and design documentation.

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Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Assignment 1 - Report (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Exercise (30%)
  • Assignment 4 - Exercise (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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