University of Technology Sydney

11207 Architectural Design and Construction

6cp; 5hpw (typically: 3hr tutorial, 2hr lecture)
Requisite(s): 11206 Introduction to Construction and Structural Synthesis
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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Recommended studies:

11206 Introduction to Construction and Structural Synthesis



This subject introduces students to principles and techniques of architectural design and construction. Students learn about the fundamental relationship between design in detail and its significance for human experience, comfort and safety in architecture, through the careful selection and application of materials and construction processes within the context of a simple building. Students are introduced to various fundamental construction techniques, basic industry terminology, and a range of common building materials, as well as their relationship to Australian Standards, regulatory frameworks and typical building systems, with an emphasis on issues of design quality and sustainability.

Students also learn how to represent these accurately through industry standard orthographic and sketch drawings as well as physical models. Students develop an understanding of architectural detailing as an essential part of the design process and develop an appreciation of the significance of architectural detailing to the formal aesthetics, and sustainable performance of architecture.

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Autumn session, City campus

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