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- 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
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
No eligibility requirements
No special 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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- Presentation — Poster Presentation (10%)
- Assignment —Structural Investigation (30%)
- Assignment — Structural Investigation (30%)
- Invigilated Exam (30%)
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