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 and provides students with a creative framework for the active and critical thinking of the spatial, material and structural consequences of architectural design.

Throughout the semester students gain knowledge of structural design principles, material and construction systems through lectures and tutorials. The subject provides opportunities for students to engage and investigate the performance of structural typologies via a case study analysis, experimentation, model-making, technical drawings and enables them to apply their knowledge and to gain direct experience in the rigours involved with taking a design idea through to physical realisation.

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.

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Spring session, City campus

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