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ARCH71-125: Materials and Methods

Description

This subject will introduce a range of concepts and intuitive levels of understanding of fundamental construction materials, the methodologies involved in their making and application in basic construction systems.   Principles in the consideration of material employment, such as embodied energy, wastage, environmental impact, ethical manufacturing practices, structural integrity, economy, efficiency, thermal mass, durability and maintenance are explored.  In addition, the experiential qualities of weight, colour, surface, reflectivity, luminosity, transparency, opacity, translucency, resonance and solidity are also investigated. Output is focused on collaborative methods of craftsmanship in both 2D and 3D outcomes including the physical construction and assembly of materials and systems utilising the Architecture Fabrication and Research Workshop.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: ARCH71-125
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Architecture
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,960.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,010.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,140.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,540.00

Learning objectives

1. Demonstrate an acute awareness of material types and a critical understanding of sustainability, technical and physical factors on application and manufacture. 2. Demonstrate understanding of basic construction systems including methods of assembly. 3. Ability to verbally present and represent construction and technical assemblies with 2D and 3D communication techniques. 4. Ability to experiment, test and trial various conceptual ideas using a variety of media and methods. 5. Ability to work collaboratively and contribute constructively to a team environment.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
    Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
    Teaching census: 07/10/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
Semester start: 12/09/2022
Subject start: 12/09/2022
Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
Teaching census: 07/10/2022