ARCH07040 2019 Archaeology of Buildings Theory

General Details

Full Title
Archaeology of Buildings Theory
Transcript Title
Archaeology of Buildings Theor
Code
ARCH07040
Attendance
100 %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Shirley Markley
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_J07 201900 Level 7 Add-on Award in Applied Archaeology
Description

This module provides students with an introduction to historic buildings. It explores the origins of historic building conservation both internationally and nationally and the philosophy behind this. It examines the guiding principles and best practice utilised in their conservation and the legislative framework protecting the historic built environment. The importance of sustainability in conservation practice is discussed. The module charts architectural periods and styles across varying building types critical to understanding and mapping dateable changes in historic building fabric. The benefits of archival research is examined in informing the physical building record. The process of managing change to historic fabric will be documented and examined through specific case studies. The funding mechanisms and agencies involved with historic building conservation nationally are examined. 

  

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Demonstrate knowledge of conservation principles and philosophy.

2.

Demonstrate an understanding of national and international legislation and the planning process.

3.

Demonstrate familiarity with architectural styles in various building types

4.

Present building research and ideas in both written, visual and oral formats

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full time. The module will comprise lectures and case study examination augumented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment. The continuous assessment and course work will involve three assignments where students will be required to (i) complete a building research project which demonstrates the student's ability to research and analyze written sources (30%), (ii) complete an oral power point presentation where student's will demonstrate skills in evaluating researched material with a view to reading a historic building (20%), and (iii) complete summary reports and/or undertake an in class exam where student's will demonstrate familiarity with the necessary steps in providing a management plan for the conservation of an historic building (50%).

 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment component(s) and/or Final Exam.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

This module uses a combination of theory lectures and case studies to introduce the student to historic building conservation. Conservation philosophy is reviewed examining its role in the development of sustainable conservation and the application of modern conservation principles. The importance of archival research in understanding the evolution of the built environment is evaluated. The development and effectiveness of conservation legislation both nationally and internationally is examined. The changing architectural styles evident in standing buildings are mapped with a view to preparing a management plan for the conservation of historic buildings. The importance and value of interdisciplinary learning and dialogue in the conservation of historic buildings is reviewed.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Research Project Continuous Assessment Individual Project 30 % Week 9 2,3,4
2 Oral Presentation or Exhibition Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Week 7 3,4
3 Summary Reports, In Class Exam, Exhibition Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % Week 12 1,2

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Offsite Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
01/01/2011 Old Buildings, New Designs: Architectural Tramsformations Princeton Architectural press

Required Reading
01/01/2003 Informed Conservation: Understanding Historic Buildings and their Landscapes for Conservation English Heritage

Required Reading
2003 Conservation of Historic Buildings Routledge
ISBN 9780750658638 ISBN-13 0750658630

The author comprehensively surveys the fundamental principles of conservation in their application to historic buildings, and provides the basic information needed for the solution of problems of architectural conservation in almost every climatic region of the world.

Required Reading
2002 A History of Architectural Conservation Elsevier
ISBN 0750655119 ISBN-13 9780750655118

This text describes the origin and development of the modern approach to the conservation and restoration of ancient monuments and historic buildings, the influence that this has had on international collaboration, and present consequences.

Required Reading
2008 Living Buildings Images Publishing
ISBN 9781864701920 ISBN-13 1864701927

Living Buildings celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Donald Insall Associates, the Practice founded by distinguished British architect Donald Insall, a leading exponent in the field of Architectural Conservation. Probably best known for the restoration of

Required Reading
2007-09-04 Understanding Historic Building Conservation Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405111720 ISBN-13 9781405111720

This book is the first in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology: Understanding Historic Building Conservation Materials & Skills in Historic Building Conservation Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation The series aims to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge for architects, surveyors and engineers as well as for commissioning client bodies, managers and advisors. In each book, Michael Forsyth draws together chapters by leading architects, structural engineers and related professionals to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work. The books are structured to be of direct practical application, taking the reader through the process of historic building conservation and emphasising throughout the integrative teamwork involved. This present volume Understanding Historic Building Conservation discusses conservation philosophy and the importance of understanding the history of a building before making strategic decisions. It details the role of each conservation team member and sets out the challenges of conservation at planning level in urban, industrial and rural contexts and in the conservation of designed landscapes. The framework of legislation and charters within which these operate is described and the book also provides guidance on writing conservation plans, explains the fundamental issues of costing and contracts for conservation and highlights the importance of maintenance. Eighteen chapters written by the experts present todays key issues in historic building conservation: Timothy Cantell, Martin Cherry, Nigel Dann, Peter Davenport, Geoff Evans, Keith Falconer, Colin Johns, Jeremy Lake, Jonathan Lovie, Duncan McCallum, James Maitland Gardner, Martin Robertson, Adrian Stenning, David H. Tomback, Giles Waterfield, Philip Whitbourn, John Winter.

Required Reading
2007-11-12 Structures and Construction in Historic Building Conservation Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405111712 ISBN-13 9781405111713

This book is the second in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology: Understanding Historic Building Conservation Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation The series aims to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge for architects, surveyors and engineers as well as for commissioning client bodies, managers and advisors. In each book, Michael Forsyth draws together chapters by leading architects, structural engineers and related professionals to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work. The books are structured to be of direct practical application, taking the reader through the process of historic building conservation and emphasising throughout the integrative teamwork involved. This present volume Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation - traces the history of structures in various materials and contains guidance on the survey, assessment and diagnosis of structures and the integration of building code requirements within the historic fabric. It discusses conservation engineering philosophy, exposes the conflict between building codes and conservation legislation, and offers solutions. Leading-edge, on-site metric survey techniques are described and a range of structural advice is given, including methods of repair in relation to philosophical principles. Causes of induced movement in historic buildings are explained, together with basic soil mechanics and the assessment and diagnosis of structural failure. Chapters also cover the conservation of different types of construction: masonry, iron and steel, and concrete and reinforced concrete. Fourteen chapters written by the experts present today's key issues in structures and construction for historic building conservation: Bill Blake, Michael Bussell, David Cook, Dina F. D'Ayala, Steve Emery, Michael Forsyth, Ian Hume, Peter Norris

Required Reading
2008-02-12 Materials and Skills for Historic Building Conservation Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405111704 ISBN-13 9781405111706

This book is the third in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology: Understanding Historic Building Conservation Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation The series aims to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge for architects, surveyors and engineers as well as for commissioning client bodies, managers and advisors. In each book, Michael Forsyth draws together chapters by leading architects, structural engineers and related professionals to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work. The books are structured to be of direct practical application, taking the reader through the process of historic building conservation and emphasising throughout the integrative teamwork involved. The present volume - Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation describes the characteristics and process of decay of traditional materials which inform the selection of appropriate repair techniques. It provides essential information on the properties of the principal traditional external building materials. Their availability, sourcing and environmental impact is covered, as well as the causes of erosion and decay, and the skills required for their application on conservation projects. It covers the main most commonly used materials and conservation techniques including stone, brickwork, lime products, concrete, iron and steel, timber, wattle and daub, and glass, Thirteen chapters written by the experts present today's key issues in materials and skills for historic building conservation: Gus Astley, Patrick Baty, Charley Brentnall, Michael Bussell, Michael Forsyth, Tony Graham, Chris Harris, David McLaughlin, Brian Ridout, Mike Stock, Geoff Wallis, Ian Williams, Rory Young

Required Reading
2007-06-25 Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405126566 ISBN-13 9781405126564

Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities, and how they can be brought together in a common philosophy and practice that is mutually supportive. It sets out the theoretical and practical background to architectural conservation and how its perceived relevance and level of attainment can be extended when harnessed to wider agendas of sustainability and cultural identity. It tests the achievement of urban conservation through case studies from across Europe and elsewhere, assessing them against the sustainability agenda.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Feilden, B. 2003. Conservation of Historic Buildings. Third Edition. Oxford: Architectural Press.  ISBN-13: 978-0750658638

Jokilehto, J. 2007. A History of Architectural Conservation. Oxford: Taylor and Francis.

Keohane, F. 2016. Irish Period Houses A Conservation Guidance Manual. Dublin: Dublin Civic Trust.

Insall, D. 2008. Living Buildings - Architectural Conservation, Philosophy, Principles and Practice. Australia: Images Publishing.

Forysth, M. (ed.). 2013. Structures and Construction in Historic Building Conservation. UK:Wiley Blackwell.

Forysth, M. (ed.). 2013. Understanding Historic Building Conservation. UK:Wiley Blackwell.

Martin, B., Wood, C. and McCaig, I. 2013. Practical Building Conservation Basics. England: Historic England.

Historic England. 2011. Practical Building Conservation: Mortars, Renders, Plasters. England: Historic England.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journal Resources
  • Context The official journal of the IHBC (Institute of Historic Building Conservation)
  • International Journal of Architectural Heritage
  • Journal of Architectural Conservation
Other Resources

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Additional Information

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