Meyer Boake, BES, BArch, MArch, LEED AP
The Shed, New York City
This is an introduction to building construction dealing with the systems surrounding the making of buildings, building science, soils, foundations, wood frame systems and masonry systems. The course begins with an historical introduction of the primary materials of stone, steel and reinforced concrete to discover the impact of their development on Architectural design through the past 300 years.
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|Schedule of Classes - Tuesdays 10am to 1pm - ARC 1001 (MLH)|
|Date||Topic and Assignments|
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INTRODUCTION: Do You Own a Hardhat and Safety Boots?
INTRODUCTION: FROM TECHNIQUE TO TECHNOLOGY
50 Architects You Should Know: Brunelleschi, Bramante, Alberti, Michelangelo, Bernini, Palladio, Wren, Gaudi, Jefferson, Schinkel
SKETCHING ASSIGNMENT: A STONE DETAIL/BUILDIING (this
assignment is given OUT on the 14th and due on the 21st...)
IRON AND STEEL: THE CREATION OF THE STRUCTURAL SKELETON AND THE EVOLUTION OF MODERNISM
50 Architects You Should Know: Ledoux, Sullivan, Burnham, Horta, Gropius, Mies, Neutra, Pei, Rogers, Meier, Foster, Herzog&deMeuron, Gehry, Koolhaas, Nouvel
SKETCHING ASSIGNMENT: SKETCH SOME EXPOSED STEEL DETAILS
THE EVOLUTION OF REINFORCED CONCRETE AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO MODERNISM
50 Architects You Should Know: Wright, Perret, Le Corbusier, Kahn, Niemeyer, Saarinen, Ando, Hadid, Ito, Tange
SKETCHING ASSIGNMENT: SKETCH SOMETHING CONSTRUCTED IN REINFORCED CONCRETE THAT HAS SOME TEXTURE.
Quiz #1: Connecting the Nature of the Material to Design 5% (covering first 3 lectures)
The tests will be based on materials that are noted in the title of the test. So, it will include: my lecture, the powerpoint, the readings noted for those weeks.
Readings are noted in the box for the topic week. It would be helpful if you read them before the class, as what I am saying would seem clearer. At least read them after the class, to refresh and supplement the lecture. And read them at least before the test. I do NOT make up my lectures based upon the textbook. That is pretty repetitive and boring. I supplement the text. They work together.
MAKING BUILDINGS/DESIGNING BUILDINGS
50 Architects You Should Know: Aalto, Johnson, Pei, Rossi, SOM, Libeskind
|Oct. 10||NO CLASS - READING DAYS - AKA FALL BREAK|
|Quiz #2: Making Buildings/Designing Buildings (5%)|
SOILS, EXCAVATIONS AND SURVEYING
FOUNDATIONS FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM BUILDINGS
SKETCHING ASSIGNMENT: NORTH ARROW AND MATCHING GRAPHIC SCALE
AN INTRODUCTION TO WOOD CONSTRUCTION
SKETCHING ASSIGNMENT: SKETCH SOMETHING THAT SHOWS THE SKELETAL WOOD FRAME, PREFERABLY SOMETHING UNDER CONSTRUCTION OR EXPOSED TIMBERS. DO NOT ENTER A CONSTRUCTION SITE TO DO THIS.
Quiz #3: Soils, Surveying and Foundations (5%)
AN INTRODUCTION TO MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
(for reference, not for the quiz):
SKETCHING ASSIGNMENT: BRICK DETAILS ON A BUILDING THAT YOU FIND BEAUTIFUL
WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION
Interesting video of framing in Japan link
SKETCHING ASSIGNMENT: WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION - DUE NOV 29
No class - Terri away at conference
Quiz #4: Wood Frame Construction(5%)
FILM: "My First Building" by Aaron Nelson (60 minutes)
Please take notes during the film. This is part of your course work and will be evaluated when the sketchbooks are graded.
SITE VISITS: Participation (2.5%) PART ONE
LOOK AT THE LIST1 LIST2 TO SEE WHAT GROUP YOU ARE
IN. NO SWITCHING!! IF YOU MISS THE BUS YOU LOSE THE 2.5%.
SITE VISITS: Participation (2.5%) PART TWO
LOOK AT THE PREVIOUS LISTS TO SEE WHAT GROUP YOU ARE
IN. NO SWITCHING!! IF YOU MISS THE BUS YOU LOSE THE 2.5%. NO ATTENDANCE - NO MARKS! MORE INFO
#5: Wood Frame Construction (5%)
MASONRY AND WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION AND CASE STUDIES
|SKETCHBOOKS ARE DUE AT THE END OF THIS CLASS|
in for Final Term Project at 4pm to the Front Office.
Evaluation for this course
will take place as follows. There will be a series of SIX short (30
minute) tests on both the content of the lectures and the assigned reading
material. These tests will take place during class time, as scheduled
in the course outline. You will be permitted to use your sketchbooks as
aids for the test. If you are not present to take the test when given,
you will forfeit the opportunity to write the test unless your circumstances
are substantiated by a doctor's certificate. Missing two tests will constitute
a failure of the entire course.The final term grade will consist
of an average of submitted work as follows, however, FAILURE TO ACHIEVE
A PASSING GRADE IN THE TERM PROJECT WILL CONSTITUTE FAILURE OF THE COURSE. Final term
projects are to be handed in hard copy, i.e. "on paper". Digital submissions
will not be accepted.
FIELD TRIPS: 2 @ 2.5% each
a set of drawings
|Reference Texts and other Materials:|
The following texts will be used for BOTH Arch 172 and Arch 173 (Winter term).
CMHC. Canadian Wood Frame
House Construction. Available as a downloadable PDF. here
50 Architects You Should Know. Prestel Press.
Course notes. Available online.
As linked throughout the course outline, or find them all here:
Below are links to pdf copies of some fantastic guides put together by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation on different construction practices in Canada. They are fairly hefty in size, so download with a good connection. Each has a series of details contained within the text. The one on "Wood Frame" would be applicable to most areas of Canada. Since BC is so wet, they have developed a special set of details for BC construction. You could also refer to these for your work -- they are just "better" from a building science perspective. The BC guide also includes some more developed information on different assemblies.Those of you detailing roofs without attics, need to look in the BC guide under roof assemblies for a sandwich type roof that is comprised of rigid polystyrene insulation rather than batt insulation. You need to vent batt insulation as it can retain moisture and freeze/leak. Rigid polystyrene (the blue stuff that comes in boards) is a closed cell system and does not get waterlogged. It is used on flat roofs and below grade around foundations.
All of the CMHC Best Practice Guides are available in binder as well as CD form in Musagetes.
Just looking for neat ideas of how to build in wood? Look at the Wood Design & Building periodicals in Musagetes!
The files listed below will take you to some interactive powerpoint files. Upload the files then go to the slide show mode. Every time you click your mouse, the detail will "build itself". You will be able to see all the materials and the sequence of assembly. They are all for wood frame with stucco or wood veneer. You will have to extrapolate the sequence as it applies to masonry veneer situations.
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last updated July 20, 2017 8:30 AM