ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS II


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

During the course, the students will acquire fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge on particular building elements and their joining into structural components. The contents will be presented from the aspects of functionality, structural solutions, design variations, use of various materials, technical understanding of economy, and logics of the execution of particular building structures. Emphasis on design and technical drawings of detailed plans of basic building elements and structures.

 

COURSE CONTENTS

The course will cover following topics:

  • Basic architectural structures; emphasis on design and technology
  • Roofs: construction, materials, technology, claddings
  • Structural openings; composition, mounting, types of windows; doors
  • Shades, eaves, pergolas, winter gardens
  • Energy-efficient building design (basics)
  • Insulation: systems, materials, components
  • Fire protection, chimneys
  • Communication systems: stairs, ramps, elevators
  • Partition walls, ceiling constructions: variability, flexibility of systems
  • Wall finalization: claddings
  • Flooring: types, characteristics
  • External design (drainage, paving).

 

STUDY MATERIALS:

  • Brezar, V., Stavbarstvo, UM, FG, Maribor, 1995; Seliškar, N., Stavbarstvo, Ljubljana, 1990
  • Mittag, M., Baukonstruktionslehre, 2000
  • Neufert, E., Projektiranje v stavbarstvu, 2002
  • Neufert, E., Architects’ Data, Taschenbuch, 2012
  • Andrea Deplazes (ed.), Constructing architecture: materials, processes, structures, Handbook, 2008, 2014; http://www.sze.hu/~eptansz/Deplazes_Constructing_Architecture.pdf
  • Planning and building regulations
  • Powerpoint slides, broshures