This module serves as a fundamental course to introduce the basic concepts of building technology, focusing on the elementary building components and basics of building system. The module will also focus on timber and masonry construction. The content addresses the interdependence of technology and design; and explores the definition of technical imagination in the realm of architectural construction.
Through lectures, the students will expand their knowledge on these building systems, while tutorials and assignments will hone their analytical skills and provide the foundation to make appropriate applications and synthesis within the design studio.
The course will emphasize the integration of technology in both the seminar assignment and the studio project.
The objectives are:
To introduce and develop students’ knowledge on the basic concepts of building technology, focusing on the elementary building components, basics of building systems, timber and masonry construction.
To develop in students understanding of how considerations of construction systems affect architectural design and the process of construction, with special emphasis on the integration of primary and secondary elements for low-rise buildings.
To understand and deploy with technical imagination the principles of assembly, detailing and interfacing of various building components.
To reinforce students’ appreciation for the importance and value of the role of technology in architectural design