ARCT07023 2019 Architecture Technologies and Environment 3
The module develops an advanced understanding of the theories, principles and application of environmental design, building services, building materials and construction technology that inform and contribute to design and which underpin architectural production. This module will be closely related to design studio projects. The module will include contemporary structural methods, construction methodologies and building principles and will encourage the learner to explore in detail the role of industrialisation and prefabrication in the construction of larger complex buildings. The module will develop the learners understanding of the nature and behaviour of traditional buildings, the design choices made in their construction, their structural behaviour and the way traditional buildings relate to their environment. Students will develop an understanding of the principles and technologies related to the re-generation of our built heritage. The following topics will be further developed; site strategy, environmental issues, structural systems, envelope systems, services, fire safety, accessibility, material selection, interior fit-out and Technical Documentation and Specification.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Design and construct buildings that provide safe, comfortable, functional internal environments.
Integrate and recognise a range of problems associated with construction systems and methods, materials and their properties.
Demonstrate a knowledge of relevant research and appraisal methods.
Produce design solutions which reconcile the relationship between design, technology, environment, built heritage and regulatory issues.
Integrate technologies, environmental strategies, services and appropriate material choices into their design projects.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Technology is taught using a combination of lectures, presentations, theoretical discussion and practical based tutorials, workshops, projects, fieldwork and visits. Both individual and group work modes are utilised throughout.
Module Assessment Strategies
Student's must pass the Design Studio Technical Study. this assessment is performance‑orientated and formative modes are used during the process of project work to endeavour to provide constructive feedback. The emphasis in assessment is on: responding contextually; technical design integration; three‑dimensional problem solving skills; communication skills; technical analysis, acceptance of responsibility for learning, and the use of a broad range of learning resources.
Repeat assessment will be dependent on failed components. This will be confirmed at formal exam boards.
The module comprises of four related themes:
Environment Design – Holistic design and the Conservation of Buildings, retro-fitting and refurbishment. The module will explore the application of technologies for the conservation of resources, and evaluate the technologies and materials suitable for zero energy new build, cost effective retro-fit for high energy performance building solutions.
Building Technology – Detailed exploration of the integration of design technology in a large scale building. The module will explore mass production of components and scientific developments in the development of new construction technologies and techniques.
Building Materials – The module will look at the advancement of material technology and the development of pre-fabrication of components. The module will also explore materials under re-use, recycle, protect and conserve possibilities.
Building Services – The module will explore services strategies for large complex buildings, service cores, plant rooms, designing for fire protection, air conditioning systems, smart buildings – BMS systems. The module will also address the integration of services into protected structures.
Lecture 1: Environment Design: Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, Understanding Traditional Buildings, Effects of Climate, Building Orientation & Shape, Building Use, Heat Loss, Thermal Mass
Lecture 2: Environment Design – Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings: Energy Efficiency Assessment Methods & BER.
Lecture 3: Environment Design – Up-grading Methodologies & Materials. Building Elements – Roofs, Walls, Floors, Windows, Doors. Upgrading Methodologies Building Mechanical & Electrical Services, Renewable Technologies
Lecture 4: Building Technology: Whole Building Design – Integration of Design and Structural Technologies in a Large Scale Building: Environmental Strategies, Structural Systems, Building Envelope Systems, Services Integration, Fire Safety and Accessibility.
Lecture 5: Building Technology: Mass Production Components, New /Advanced Construction Technologies, Modern Methods of Construction, CLT, SIPS, Modular units.
Lecture 6: Building Technology: Technical Documentation & Specification.
Lecture 7: Building Materials: Advanced Methods of Material Fabrication And Assembly, Timber, Steel, Concrete Cladding Systems.
Lecture 8: Building Materials: Materials for Fire Safety, Sound & Internal Environment.
Lecture 9: Building Materials: Materials for the Restoration of Existing Buildings – Brick, Stine, Renders, Roof Materials & Rainwater Goods, Ironwork, Decorative Plasterwork, Timber/Metal Windows and Doors, Internal Joinery and fittings.
Lecture 10: Building Services – Introduction to Services Requirements/Strategies in Complex Buildings. Service Cores, Services Runs, Plant Rooms, Building Management Systems.
Lecture 11: Building Services: Boiler Systems, Air-conditioning, Fire Protection, Emergency Systems.
Lecture 12: Building Services: Retro-fitting of Services into Existing Buildings and Protected Structures.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Assessment 2||Continuous Assessment||Individual Project||65 %||Week 12||1,2,5|
|2||Assessment 3||Continuous Assessment||Individual Project||35 %||End of Semester||2,3,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Architectural Studio||Self Directed Study||5||Weekly||5.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2010 Building Construction Handbook Routledge
ISBN 9781856178051 ISBN-13 1856178056
Building Construction Handbook is an authoritative reference for all students and professionals. It is full of detailed drawings that clearly illustrate the construction of building elements. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice and techniques, representing both traditional procedures and modern developments, are also included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction. The new edition has been reviewed and updated to include further material on energy conservation, sustainable construction, environmental and green building issues. More details of fire protection to elements of construction are now provided. Comprehensive coverage of techniques, but not in too great a depth Many clear, effective diagrams express ideas visually. Regularly updated text with a strong track record
2017 Architect's Pocket Book Routledge
ISBN 1138643998 ISBN-13 9781138643994
This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on-site or in the studio. It provides clear guidance and invaluable detail on a wide range of issues, from planning policy through environmental design to complying with Building Regulations, from structural and services matters to materials characteristics and detailing. This fifth edition includes the updating of regulations, standards and sources across a wide range of topics. Compact and easy to use, the Architect's Pocket Book has sold well over 90,000 copies to the nation's architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is the famous little blue book that you can't afford to be without.
2015-09-08 Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture Laurence King Publishing
ISBN 1780676557 ISBN-13 9781780676555
Architectural detailing is what makes a design unique, and an architect outstanding. Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern timber architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 50 of the most recently completed and influential timber designs for both residential and commercial architecture. Each project is presented with color photographs, site plans and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also a descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project, including the location, client, architectural project team, main consultants and contractors. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All of the drawings are styled consistently and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison. There is also a CD-ROM which contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats. In addition the book features an index of architects that includes the name, address and all contact details for each architect included. Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture is an excellent reference work for practising architects as well as architecture and design students.
2012-11-07 Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture Laurence King Publishing
ISBN 1780670095 ISBN-13 9781780670096
Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern concrete architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 49 of the most recently completed and influential concrete designs for both residential and commercial architecture. Each project is presented with color photographs, site plans, and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also descriptive text, detailed captions, and in-depth information for each project. A bonus CD-ROM contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats.
2011-09-21 Detail in Contemporary Glass Architecture Laurence King Publishing
ISBN 1856697401 ISBN-13 9781856697408
Following the success of the earlier titles in this series, Detail in Contemporary Glass Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern glass architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 50 of the most recently completed and influential glass designs for residential, public and commercial architecture. Each project is presented with colour photographs, site plans and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also a descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project, including the location, client, architectural project team, main consultants and contractors. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All of the drawings are styled in the same consistent way and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison. There is also a CD-ROM which contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats. In addition the book features an index of architects that includes the name, address and all contact details for each architect. Detail in Contemporary Glass Architecture is an excellent reference work for practising architects as well as architecture and design students.
2010 Architecture in Detail II Routledge
ISBN 9780080965352 ISBN-13 0080965350
Presents 40 detailed studies of some of the most innovative buildings of recent years. Intricate 3-dimensional cut-away drawings explain in a clear and engaging way the construction of each building, illuminated by photographs, a brief description, and comprehensive notes. Focusing on issues such as low-carbon construction, prefabrication and craft, the projects have been chosen for their use of innovative construction techniques.
2015-09-01 Design with Climate Princeton University Press
ISBN 9781400873685 ISBN-13 1400873681
Architects today incorporate principles of sustainable design as a matter of necessity. But the challenge of unifying climate control and building functionality, of securing a managed environment within a natural settingand combating the harsh forces of wind, water, and sunpresented a new set of obstacles to architects and engineers in the mid-twentieth century. First published in 1963, Design with Climate was one of the most pioneering books in the field and remains an important reference for practitioners, teachers, and students, over fifty years later. In this book, Victor Olgyay explores the impact of climate on shelter design, identifying four distinct climatic regions and explaining the effect of each on orientation, air movement, site, and materials. He derives principles from biology, engineering, meteorology, and physics, and demonstrates how an analytical approach to climate management can merge into a harmonious and aesthetically sound design concept. This updated edition contains four new essays that provide unique insights on issues of climate design, showing how Olgyay's concepts work in contemporary practice. Ken Yeang, John Reynolds, Victor W. Olgyay, and Donlyn Lyndon explore bioclimatic design, eco design, and rational regionalism, while paying homage to Olgyays impressive groundwork and contributions to the field of architecture.
2005 Structure as Architecture Routledge
ISBN 9780750665278 ISBN-13 0750665270
Structure As Architecture provides readers with an accessible insight into the relationship between structure and architecture, focusing on the design principles that relate to both fields. Over one hundred case studies of contemporary buildings from countries across the globe including the UK, the US, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia are interspersed throughout the book. The author has visited and photographed each of these examples and analyzed them to show how structure plays a significant architectural role, as well as bearing loads. This is a highly illustrated sourcebook, providing a new insight into the role of structure, and discussing the point where the technical and the aesthetic meet to create the discipline of 'architecture'. * Presents a comprehensive analysis of how building structure contributes to architecture * Connects architectural design ideas and structure in the context of contemporary architecture, materials and structure * Highly illustrated, providing a sourcebook of architectural and engineering design ideas
2008 Constructing Architecture Birkhauser Basel
ISBN 3764386312 ISBN-13 9783764386313
A revised and expanded edition of an internationally prize-winning volume is an academic study of the aesthetic properties of buildings that considers topics ranging from building materials and methods to space creation and leading architectural examples, in a volume that also adds new coverage of glass and other translucent materials.
IHS Database (online)
Refer to Architecture Space and Resource provision Handbook.
Dedicated studio space for each student registered on the the academic year of the BArch programme.
Including but not limited to:
Drawing Board, Layout space, wall space, drawing/model storage, materials storage.
Printing and scanning facilities (A0, A1, A2, A3).
Model Making benches, cutting surfaces, hand tools, lazer cutters, 3Dprinters
General and Archive storage.