Undergraduate Course: Technology and Environment: Applications (ARCH08008)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Architecture and Landscape Architecture
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This module examines two broad themes: building fabric and environment. Building on the Stage 1 modules Technology and Environment: Principles, and Architectural Design: Assembly, the module develops skills and abilities to assess and analyse buildings in terms of their construction, structural systems and environmental performance. The module pays particular attention to the relationship between structure, construction and materials in the context of architectural design. The module also examines the application of sustainable building practices, including qualitative and quantitative assessments of the environmental performance and structural behaviour of architecture.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2012/13 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: Yes
|Central||Lecture||Theoretical background on human comfort, building performance and sustainable environments (Teviot Lecture Theatre)||1-11|| 14:00 - 14:50|
|Central||Laboratory||Workshops on coursework and applications (human comfort, building performance and sustainable environments) and site visits. Venues at Handbook||1-11|| 14:00 - 15:50|
|Central||Lecture||Lectures in Building Fabric (Structures) LT2, Appleton Tower||12-19|| 14:00 - 15:50|
|Central||Lecture||Structural design applications. LT3, Appleton Tower||12-19|| 10:00 - 10:50|
|Central||Lecture||Material systems lecture. LT3, Appleton Tower||20-23|| 10:00 - 10:50|
|Central||Tutorial||Material systems coursework workshops, Crit spaces, Lauriston Place (check handbook)||20-23|| 14:00 - 17:00|
||Week 1, Monday, 14:00 - 14:50, Zone: Central. Introductory class at George Square LT |
||Semester One - lectures on Mondays 2-3pm (George Square lecture theatre) and workshops on Tuesdays 2 - 4pm (see specific schedule).
Semester Two - Tuesday 2 - 4pm ( ) and Wednesday 10 - 11am ( )
See course handbook for detailed schedule of lectures, visits, workshops and tutorials
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Building Fabric - the entire Semester 2||2:00|
|On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. recognise key material, structural and/or environmental principles in architectural design;
2. apply these principles to architectural designs that address human comfort, sustainable concerns, material assembly, and/or structural systems;
3. communicate the relationship between material, structural and/or environmental performance in architectural design.
|Learning outcomes are assessed by individual and group courswework and written examination. The examination will take place in semester 2 and covers the Building Fabric component of the entire semester.|
||This course builds on the knowledge and understanding of material, structural and environmental systems acquired in Technology and Environment Principles.
Continuing on to more complex deliberation of these individual systems, we will explore how their necessary and effective integration may contribute to the production of successful building design within a sustainable society. This exploration will involve an encompassing range of considerations from the mechanics of particular materials and their suitability for purpose through to their configuration and capacity for architectural expression while also acknowledging their position on a scale of global resource.
By way of assisting our understanding of these relationships we will employ examples of recent projects in order to gain an insight into how the strategic choices made by architects and engineers concerning context, space, structure, environment, materiality and form contribute to the making of architecture.
||This course runs over both semesters. Semester 1 concerns itself primarily with matters of human comfort, building performance and sustainable environments with Semester 2 undertaking consideration of four principle architectural building methodologies, timber, concrete, masonry and steel. The course will:
1. Study material, structural and environmental systems and their construction processes in the context of integrated architectural designs of modest complexity;
2. Develop an understanding of the role of these systems and processes in the broader context of global sustainability;
3. Explore quantitative and qualitative methods to design modest-sized environmental and structural systems, and assess their performance and assembly process.
||Environmental Design: An Introduction for Architects and Engineers, R Thomas, 2003
Introduction to Architectural Science, Szokolay, S, Elsevier/Architectural Press. London. 2007
Ching and Adams, Building construction illustrated. Wiley, NY.
Constructing architecture: materials, processes, structures, a handbook by A. Deplazes. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2005
Structures by D L Schodek. Prentice-Hall. 1998
Building structures : from concepts to design, M. Millais. London: Spon Press, 2005
Building Skins by Christian Schittich. Basel: Birkhauser Verlag AG Release: 2006
Facade Construction Manual by Thomas Herzog, Roland Krippner, Werner Lang. Basel: Birkhauser Verlag AG Release: 2004
|Keywords||building technology, environmental design, buildingstructures, materials
|Course organiser||Dr Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
Tel: (0131 6)50 2300
|Course secretary||Ms Fiona Binning
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