ARCHTECH 708 : Advanced Building Technologies
Creative Arts and Industries
2022 Semester One (1223) (15 POINTS)
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of how climate conditions are addressed in the design of advanced facades at dierent latitudes (Capability 1.1, 1.2 and 2.2)
- Understand and critically evaluate the inuence of local culture, traditions and nature on façade design (Capability 2.2, 6.2 and 6.3)
- Identify research and contextualize sustainable issues related to the use of materials and technologies in façade design (Capability 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2 and 5.2)
- Demonstrate improved written, graphic and verbal skills in regards to technically complex topics (Capability 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1 and 5.2)
- Develop the capacity to combine creative thinking and technical skills in the design of a climate responsive building skin (Capability 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 4.2)
- Develop and demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research on climate responsive façades (Capability 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3)
|Student Presentations||10%||Individual Coursework|
|Assignment 1||40%||Individual Coursework|
|Assignment 2||50%||Individual Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
Students presentations: students to present the progression of their research towards Assignments through weekly seminars.
Assignment 1: students to select reference projects at three dierent scales. The three projects will be located in the same area/town of the Asian and Oceanian side regions of the Pacic Rim. A 2,500 words research report will be the outcome of this assignment.
Assignment 2: students to propose their own interpretation of a climate responsive façade for the selected area through a design proposal with 1,000 words reflective report.
Teaching & Learning Methods
Following University workload guidelines, a standard 15 points course represents approximately 150 hours of study.
The course workload is divided in:
- 8 hours of lectures;
- 14 hours for students presenting their findings;
- 128 hours of independent research and assignment work.
Attendance is required at scheduled activities including students presentations to complete components of the course.
Lectures will be available also as recordings. Other learning activities including tutorials will NOT be available as recordings.
The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.
Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.
Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.
Attendance in class, as well as engagement with course activities, modules and readings, supports academic success. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that students make every eort to attend class and complete all the necessary in-class and post-class requirements. The lecture time is generally arranged in one slot of 50 minutes following a 10-minutes break and then, class presentations and discussion. However, it is possible that the lecture time will be arranged dierently, in order to suit the dierent topics to be delivered. Guidelines for the preparation of Assignments and related Assessment Criteria will be provided separately.
The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.
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In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.
Student Charter and Responsibilities
The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.
Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.