University of Technology Sydney

11206 Introduction to Construction and Structural Synthesis

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This subject provides an introduction to the selection and integration of structural types, material performance and construction practices in architecture.

Through lectures and tutorials, the subject provides opportunities for students to engage and investigate the performance of structural typologies via site visits, experimentation, model-making, and technical drawing. These tasks provide an informed, experienced-based understanding of each structural type explored and the possibilities and consequences of the materials through which they operate. The tasks address both historical and contemporary precedent and practices and seek the realisation of an increasingly generative relationship to architectural design production.

Throughout the subject, students are challenged to extract and deploy core principles and demonstrate these discoveries and learnings via the development of project-based design exercises.

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Spring session, City campus

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