ARCH08036 2019 Archaeology of Buildings Practice

General Details

Full Title
Archaeology of Buildings Practice
Transcript Title
Archaeology of Buildings Pract
100 %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
ESCI - Environmental Science
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Shirley Markley
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_K08 201900 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Applied Archaeology

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Choose appropriate mitigatory measures for the potential impact on standing buildings and architectural remains by commercial developments.
Establish the physical and chronological evolution of a building based upon detailed visual inspection.

Design a strategy for the proper recording of a historical structure.

Demonstrate knowledge of the issues surrounding architectural conservation.
Present architectural data to a high standard in both oral and written formats.

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 Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment component(s).

Module Dependencies

ARCH07040 201900 Archaeology of Buildings Theory None

Indicative Syllabus

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Practical Offsite Field Practical 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning Offsite Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
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.

Required Reading
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.

Required Reading
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.

Required Reading
1996-01-01 Recording Timber-framed Buildings Council for British Archeology
ISBN 1872414729 ISBN-13 9781872414720

Practical handbooks in archaeology no. 5.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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

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