Undergraduate Course: Structure and Architecture: Technology, Design and Construction (ARHI10020)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course surveys the relationship between structural engineering and architecture from the late nineteenth century until the present day. The course deals with the manner in which engineers utilised the new materials, construction processes and design tools that emerged during this period; Specific themes that are covered are the emergence of new structural forms, the conflict between analysis and intuition in the design of structure, the increasing industrialisation of the construction industry and the engineer as architect and builder.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Degree Exam 50% 2 hours
||Students will receive feedback on an essay plan in written form and/or through tutorial meetings.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- A knowledge of the contribution (symbolic and literal) which structural and materials technology has made to the development of Modern architectures.
- A knowledge of the prominent structural engineers of the twentieth century and of their principal works.
- A knowledge of the different attitudes adopted by engineers and designers towards their use of materials, structural form and the architectural expression of structural form.
- A knowledge of the methodology and vocabulary of scholarship and criticism as it may be applied to the field of architectural technology.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Remo Pedreschi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2301
|Course secretary||Ms Ellie Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)50 2309