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ARCH-762 Technology 2: Materials & Assemblies

3 Credits

This course introduces students to advanced concepts of assembly through the design and development of mixed material assemblies and the management of their qualities. The building façade is the principle area of focus where design methods and case studies are examined as a means of cultivation an awareness of design sensibilities and detailed architectural techniques. Topics include assemblage of the structural types: wood, masonry, steel, tensile structures, and concrete; selection criteria for non-structural materials: glass, plastics, and non-ferrous materials; building components: stairs, windows, glass, and interior finishes, and criteria for fire, water movement, sound, and temperature control.