ARCH1003 Structure in Architecture

Course ARCH1003
Structure in Architecture







Class Date 16, 17, 18, 19, 22 and 23 July 2019
(24 and 25 July 2019 are reserved for make-up class in case there is any cancellation of classes due to bad weather or other unexpected factors.)
Class Time 9:00am – 11:30am
Class Location AIT 211 | CUHK Map
(An Integrated Teaching Building – AIT)
Teacher Mr. Bruce LONNMAN
Professional Consultant
School of Architecture
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Medium of Instruction English
Course Description Introduces the role of Structure in Architecture. Through lectures, in-class activities and field trip, students gain an appreciation of the different roles that structure plays in the design of buildings. The course also explains the different roles of “architect” and “engineer” in the building design profession.
Lectures introduce concepts using examples of built works. In-class activities involve small model building projects that demonstrate structural behaviour (materials provided). Short field trip (Hong Kong) to experience a few building examples of excellent design practice that illustrate the different approaches to structure in architecture.
Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, students will:

  • understand the educational and professional procedure for becoming a licensed architect.
  • understand the importance of structure in building design.
  • become familiar with a few basic structural principles such as strength, stiffness and lateral bracing.
Recommended Reading(s) / Reference(s) N/A
Course Assessment Attendance (20%)
Evaluation of performance of model design and testing (80%)