Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2008/09
AR10014 Detailed design 1
| Credits: 6 |
| Semester: 1|
|Assessment: CW 100%|
|While taking this unit you must take AR10015|
Aims: To provide a basic understanding of simple building construction and materials. To integrate construction into the Design Studio. To teach standards of drawing technique, 'technical' drawing, lettering, layout etc.
On completion of this unit students will be able to prepare a 1:20 complete sectional working drawing of a simple building designed in the Design Studio (timber construction) with full descriptive annotation and some three-dimensional sketches.
The skills required are:
* simple technical (working) drawing, notation and presentation
* knowledge of the assembly of simple structures
* knowledge of the application of basic building materials and finishes.
Lecture course: A series of 5 lectures on timber, timber framed construction, flat and pitched roofs and simple foundations. Lectures illustrated by extracts from construction textbooks, own diagrams and slides of small buildings with reference notes to the sources used and accessible Library information. Full-size mock-ups of construction elements are employed. Students are encouraged to use 'question-and-answer' tutorials illustrated by Studio tutorials. The coursework submission is tutored in the design studio and presented in draft before the final presentation.