Construction Analysis

Subject coordinator: Dr Alberto Pugnale

Senior tutor: Dr Sofia Colabella


This subject explores the idea of construction as a process linking structural principles, materials and building techniques strategically. Using a two-story house designed by JWA as the case study, 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.

Aleks Baltovski, Senior Design Manager at John Holland
Anastasia Sklavakis, Architect at Kerstin Thompson Architects
Dion Keech, Director at Dion Keech Architects
Rob De Melis, Director at Framework Architects
Madina Zhazylbekova, Architect at Hassell studio
Mark Lam, Director at Mark Lam Architects
Zamaneh Khoshdel, Associate at Inhabit

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