ARCH08036 2019 Archaeology of Buildings Practice
This module builds upon the student skills learnt in the Archaeology of Buildings Theory module. The module will introduce the student to establishing a procedure related to building recording and interpretation. Its primary focus will be on the physical fabric. This application has three key components: 1. Archival Research (local and national), both documentary and cartographic to facilitate the practical field work; 2. Morphological Analysis - This involves establishing the physical evolution of a structure, an assessment of that structure in terms of its architectural features, urban/rural quality and its historic importance. 3. Making a Record - This includes understanding measured survey; visual recording (photographic survey/sketch plans/elevations) and a procedure of inventorising/description. The purpose of making the record is to provide a description of the building and provide a broad outline of its archaeological, architectural and historical significance. Students will be required to make such a record of selected buildings through their assigned course work and field practicals.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Design a strategy for the proper recording of a historical structure.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered full time. The module will include lectures, class practicals and field practicals. 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 four assignments where students will be required to (i) undertake an in class exam assessing the student's learnt knowledge prior to practical field work (30%), (ii) complete two separate building inventories of assigned structures (20%, 20%), and (iii) complete a street inventory of a group of buildings which demonstrate the student's developed analytical and historic building recording skills (30%). Self assessment tests and other forms of formative assessment are provided to students to check their own progress towards achieving the learning outcomes of the module and to motivate learning.
Repeat Continuous Assessment component(s).
Students will apply learnt architectural terminologies across differing building classifications in the practice of recording historic fabric (Pre and Post 1700AD). Case studies of historic buildings requiring recording and conservation will be examined in light of national and local planning systems. Students will learn to become familiar with historic building description and inventorisation in both urban and rural contexts and understand the necessity of the visual record (drawn and photographic) in complimenting the written record. Students will understand and apply architectural building report standards in light of national statutory requirements and expectations in industry. A guest lecturer may be included within the module.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||In Class Exam||Continuous Assessment||Closed Book Exam||30 %||Week 9||1,4|
|2||Building Inventory Report||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||20 %||Week 10||2,3,5|
|3||Building Inventory Report||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||20 %||Week 11||2,3,5|
|4||Street Inventory||Continuous Assessment||Individual Project||30 %||Week 12||1,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Offsite||Independent Learning||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
1997-01-01 A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
ISBN 0442024622 ISBN-13 9780442024628
This book defines over 5,000 terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings, each executed in Mr. Ching's signature style.
1999 The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Penguin Group USA
ISBN 014051323X ISBN-13 9780140513233
This dictionary contains biographies of architects and landscape architects, ancient and modern; surveys of architecture and landscape architecture by country; history of urban design, including parks and motorways; definitions of styles and movements; accounts of structural and technical innovations; new terminology and contemporary topics; building types and building materials; and clear and detailed drawings where appropriate.
1977 Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture Courier Corporation
ISBN 048624444X ISBN-13 9780486244440
This massive compendium by a noted architectural historian contains over 2,000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient to modern. Includes cutaway views, close-ups of intricate details, precisely rendered plans for many famed structures.
1996-01-01 Recording Timber-framed Buildings Council for British Archeology
ISBN 1872414729 ISBN-13 9781872414720
Practical handbooks in archaeology no. 5.
Lecturers own glossaries
Ching F.D.K. 1995 A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
Fleming J., Honour H., & Pevsner N. 1991 (ed.) The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture
Curl J. Stevenson 1999 Oxford Reading List
Alcock N.W., Barley M.W., Dixon P.W., Meeson R.A. Recording Timber-Framed Buildings: An Illustrated Glossary