LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 3 [Topic – Building Systems]

Course Code: BAR 425 

Course Title: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 3 [Topic – Building Systems]       45 Hrs.

Objective of the Course: To provide students with insight on matters Study of building materials, structural elements, environmental controls, mechanical systems and other components of interior architecture. Emphasis placed on historical precedents and contemporary applications. Knowledge of technical factors connected with the planning of buildings and the effects of structural solutions on the interior. Different regulations and documents. Study of variables in climate, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, detection, and conveyance systems and their effects upon interior spaces. Laboratory investigation of design with environmental control components and systems.

Course Outline: Lectures covering aspects of Study of building materials, structural elements, environmental controls, mechanical systems and other components of interior architecture. Emphasis placed on historical precedents and contemporary applications. Knowledge of technical factors connected with the planning of buildings and the effects of structural solutions on the interior. Different regulations and documents. Study of variables in climate, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, detection, and conveyance systems and their effects upon interior spaces. Laboratory investigation of design with environmental control components and systems.

Learning Methods: Lectures which include assignments

Evaluation Method: The students are expected to carry out written assignments or exercises and sit for a continuous assessment test

Final Examination: At the end of semester students are to sit for a two hour written examination

Learning Resources: Students are expected to refer to Landscape architecture: a manual of site planning and design by Simonds, John Ormsbee, Systems building : an international survey of methods by Thomas Schmid and Carlo Testa. English translation by Henry A. Fre

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