Sustainability and Structures in Architecture
Explore the bond between the built, natural and human environment in design. Learn the relationship between structure and technology. Uncover how floor and wall structures and materials impact and transform heating, lighting and acoustic function.
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental building materials and construction systems in a small scale work of architecture
- demonstrate knowledge of fundamental structural systems by investigating architectural projects
- identify how buildings and decarbonisation impact on sustainability
- The role of design
- The language of structures
- How things stand up and why they fall down
- Solid construction
- Skeletal construction
- Surface construction
- Division of space
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- CUR-BAS120C-Technology of Design (No longer available)
- Other requirements - Audio video equipment required. Access to the Internet. Admission to degree may be required.
This subject was previously known as Technology of Design.
This subject is an introduction to architectural technologies including structural systems and principles, building materials, construction techniques and environmental design and decarbonisation concerns in buildings. The work integrated learning is through understanding the relationship between technology and the formal language of design in architecture.
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