Architectural Technology and Making
Absorb the ideas that dictate the design, build and life cycle of small scale architecture projects. Cement the bond between design and structure. Survey construction methods, structural principles and the materials supporting small builds.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- collect and analyse information relevant to structure and tectonics of an small scale architecture building
- integrate knowledge of construction, materials and structure into the design of an architectural project
- use appropriate methods to communicate knowledge of construction, materials and structure in the design of an architectural project.
- Why is Making Important
- How do you make Floors
- How do you make Walls
- How do you make Doors Windows and Openings
- How do you make Roofs
- Making Building Safe: Codes and Standards
- How do you make Stairs and Ramps
- Making Sure Buildings Stand Up: Structural Engineering for Architects Part 1
- Making Sure Buildings Don’t Fall Down: Structural Engineering for Architects Part 2
- Making Buildings Works: Services in small-scale buildings
- Making Better: Construction Waster and Life Cycle Analysis
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
- Equipment requirements - 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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- Exercise 1 (Group) (30%)
- Exercise 2 (Individual) (40%)
- eTest (30%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
Textbooks are not required.