Technology of Design
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.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 29 Nov 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify and analyse the key environmental factors that inform the relationship between physical environments and the tectonics of buildings
- demonstrate knowledge of fundamental structural systems by investigating architectural projects
- identify how buildings impact on human wellbeing and general sustainability.
- The role of design
- The language of structures
- How things stand up and why they fall down
- Solid construction
- Skeletal construction
- Surface construction
- Engaging the site
- The idea of a floor system
- The idea of a wall system
- The idea of a roof system
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)
No additional requirements
This subject is an introduction to the theoretical and pragmatic relationships - the why and the how - between the built environment, natural environment and human environment in design. It introduces students to the fundamentals of tectonics such as structural systems and materials and related implications in terms of thermal, lighting and acoustics performance on architecture. Work integrated learning is incorporated through understanding the relationship between technology and the formal language of design in architecture.
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- Exercise (40%)
- Report (30%)
- eTest (Non-Invigilated) (30%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
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