Construction Analysis

Subject coordinator Dr Sofia Colabella

Aleks Baltovski, Senior Design Manager at John Holland;
Jim Commadeur, director at Jim Commadeur Architects;
Anastassia Sklavakis, Architect at Six Degrees Architects.

This subject explores the idea of construction as a process linking structural principles, materials and building techniques strategically. Using a set of two-story houses as case studies, Construction Analysis reviews the anatomy of building elements, components and systems by relating architectural choices to technological and performance requirements.

Having completed this subject, it is expected that the student be able to: (1) identify and follow the logics of construction; (2) familiarise with the conventions and challenges of technical representation; (3) observe how architectural design and technological requirements inform each other; (4) appreciate the relationship – or the distance – between architectural design, construction and the principles underpinning environmentally sustainable design; (5) transform this appreciation into an interpretative framework for the organization of small- to medium-scale architectural practice.

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