ARC 442 / 542 : Construction Technology

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credit: Bruder Klaus Chapel - Peter Zumthor 

This course focuses on construction materials, systems and integrated design. Through the careful study of buildings that relate concept to construction systems and tectonics, students develop an appreciation for the value of fully resolved execution. This study locates architecture at the juncture of design intention and technical means.

Prerequisites: successful completion of ARC 301 or ARC 503

Information: to introduce construction materials, systems and integrated design for small and large scale construction.

Intention: to examine how architects select and manipulate standard materials and systems to support particular conceptual strategies.

Application: to use the material presented in lectures as the basis for understanding construction documents and developing three-dimensional technical drawings.


Professor - Department of Architecture - Hayes Hall 213 - (716) 829-5329