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This subject was formerly known as Construction Design.
This subject articulates and tests the idea of construction as a process requiring cultural and technical choices. While Construction Analysis focuses on the internal mechanics of building systems, Architectural Tectonics moves from the analysis of specific architectural ideas to arrive at the evaluation and selection of implementation alternatives. Mixing built examples and project proposals, students will be shown how to identify, evaluate and engage with the technological underpinnings of architecture.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret construction documentation as it applies to non-domestic buildings.
- Define core architectural technology terms and concepts and relate these to varying contexts.
- Use and demonstrate independent and industry-focussed research techniques.
- Evaluate the factors, challenges and preferences that influence a construction design response.
- Analyse, evaluate and communicate information via a critically constructed method.
- Ability to seek knowledge through a range of sources;
- Ability to synthesise knowledge from a range of fields;
- Ability to communicate knowledge in a critically informed manner;
- Ability to understand performance, social, cultural, economic and environmental contexts and relevant communication methods;
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution.
Last updated: 20 February 2024