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Module

ARC1014 : Architectural Technology 1.2: Principles of Constructing Architecture

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Neveen Hamza
  • Other Staff: Mr Daniel Mallo, Mr John Kinsley
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The Course introduces the fundamental principles, properties and required performances of buildings, including:
*the principles of environmental design, structural design and basic construction considerations.
*describe and explain the principle factors affecting the utilization of sustainable resources, how architects respond to site and climate through applying principles of environmental design in buildings
*explain the principle factors affecting the structural design of buildings, including; loads and forces, the utilization of common building materials and elements and the behaviour and criteria for the selection and application of structural systems in buildings
*To develop an awareness of sustainability within the built environment
The module builds on the foundations established in Stage 1 and seeks to directly complement the on-going Stage 2 Studio projects

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics covered by the direct learning activities and include:

Environmental Design
•Sustainable Environment and Sustainable Resource Use
•Heat, Comfort, Climate
•Climatic Envelope
•Acoustics and Noise Control
•Site planning, passive design strategies, energy generation

Structural Systems
•Space, Structure, Skin
•Loads and Forces
•Structural Elements
•Structural Systems

Construction Tectonics and Process
•Comparison of alternative construction techniques

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials161:0016:00Each hour of a lecture will be recorded in blocks of 3*20 mins of which 15 minutes are given to cont
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture22:004:00Pre-assignment talk and preparatory discussions of assignment and building case study lists recorded
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion152:1052:10Production of case study assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching80:202:40On-line lecture talks
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching10:300:30Drop in session-Zoom Q&A session external bought in staff for photography skills
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery20:150:30Workshop staff-Q&A session…… Questions prepared and sent a week in advance to workshop staff. First
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery10:100:10Feed forward post assignment session with module leader on assignment and ways to improve following
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study124:0024:00Research on case study precedent
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
ARC1001Architectural Design 1.1
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Teaching is primarily by means of a-synchronous lectures which establish a framework for learning. Students are encouraged to undertake guided independent research based on material introduced in lectures which will inform the case study assessment. The students’ learning is supported by synchronous activities comprising in lecture activities, tutorials and workshops delivered in a seminar format.
Present in person provision will be delivered at the programme level, via academic mentoring on assigned ‘Present in Person days’.
Synchronous v Non-synchronous Hours: While there is both synchronous and non-synchronous learning and teaching activity for all modules, across the programme the structured guided learning is weighted towards non-design modules and the scheduled learning and teaching activity hours are weighted towards Architectural Design modules. The latter is a reflection of a) design studio pedagogy, which is centred on a dialogic and responsive approach to students’ own research and creative work and b) student feedback and high student attendance at weekly online Architectural Design Stage briefings (module talks) during the period of lockdown teaching in Spring 2020.’

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study2M100Building Case Study Report + critically evaluated, illustrated report
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

In the light of the intended knowledge and skills outcomes the 100% coursework assessment using a case study allows a strong linkage between technology understanding informing the personally developed design work in the studio.

Reading Lists

Timetable