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Welcome to Architecture! This program aims to give you the information and experience to decide if this or a related field may be something you want to pursue in the future, and its designed with some fun hands on experiences.
Icebreaker activity (marsh mallow Challenge)
*activity Egg Drop Challenge
Straw Bridge (100min)
The challenge is for groups (3-5 members each) to design and construct a model of a single-span bridge using plastic drinking straws and masking tape as the building materials. The bridge is to span a distance of 40 cm, with no supporting pillars to the ground in between the ends of the span, and be approximately 10 cm wide. It needs to be strong enough to support a suitable load. This might be a book, a can of food, or other object of suitable weight placed on the middle of the completed structure. See Straw Bridge Challenge Worksheet
Students learn how to design for a client, a fundamental skill in architecture. They are also asked to think outside the confines of what a wallet could be. Building these skills will encourage creative, thoughtful, empathetic design.
Design a wallet
*Project Elements and Principals of Design, What are they and why must we know this to be architects? Well because very rarely do we naturally know all this stuff, and good design come from a trained eye. The more you embrace these simple ideas the more you will begin to realize your design skills will be benefiting. It’s simple guidelines, and they can be broken at any time. But if you learn them and learn how to use them in whatever your art may be you will most likely be better than the competition that hasn’t learned these principals. That’s the thing, these principals apply to almost everything, from writing, painting, music, video work, graphic design, interior design, to architecture. A trained mind, can see, read, watch, or hear and understand why this something is pleasing. Your next two days in here will be spent researching and creating a 5 minute presentation explaining these elements and why or how their each connected to architecture with examples.
Create a sculpture embracing one or more of the principals of design
Kahoot House Styles & Vocabulary
Dream House: students learn fundamental knowledge such as calculating square footage, drawing to scale, floor-plan basics, basic building code, symbols used in architecture, inside and outside design and much more.
Step one completion of packet: DreamHouse
Students learn to measure in scale, calculate square footage, understand symbols, use a budget to calculate costs, design a kitchen and learn building codes.
Step two: Design you dream house on graph paper
Students use what they’ve learned to design their own blueprint using quarter inch scale. 1650-1800 sqft.
Step Three: Learning how to use Chief Architect Project Rubric
Client Project: Students embrace design with empathy. Students design residential houses within 2000 square foot based on an interview and a feedback session. Part of the grade will, be determined by client, and if the design satisfies his or her needs.
Refresh on different house design before starting. (*Your dream house for this project needs to be different than your Ranch Style design.)
Step 1: Interview
Step 2: Design on graph paper
Step 3: Design on Chief Architect or Build a Model (rubric for Chief Architect)
*note: 20 Pts. will be left up to your client to fill out through this Rubric
This project you will research the “Modern style Eco house” on the computer, then create a floor plan on Chief Architect. When your finished with your design, your goal will be to transfer this plan into a 1/4 scale 3 dimensional Model.
An Eco–house (or eco-home) is an environmentally low-impact home designed and built using materials and technology that reduces its carbon footprint and lowers its energy needs.
Questions I want you to answer before beginning
Prizes awarded to: best looking, best design, best idea,
History of Architecture
Week 2 – Engineering
Begin the study of architecture with practical science and math activities. Use a deck of cards to build primitive structures. What keeps them standing? What forces make them fall? Use a bird cage to demonstrate the building of more complicated structures like skyscrapers—metal frames with stuck-on walls. Focus on these key learning points during the first week:
- What makes something stand up or fall down?
>> Why the World Trade Center Towers Fell on September 11
>> Building Big on PBS
- Forces—tension, compression, etc.
>> The Salvadori Center
>> Forces Lab on PBS
> >Tensile Architecture
- Structural Elements
- Why are I-Beams shaped like an I? (Please respond to this video with a one page Summary)
>> Engineering and Construction of Arches
>> Trusses, buttresses, and columns
- History of how structures have been built
>> Ancient Egypt
>> Ancient Greece and Rome
>> Mayan Architecture in Mexico
>> Historic Skyscrapers and High-Rises
>> World’s Tallest Skyscrapers
>> World’s Great Bridges
>> John Augustus Roebling, Man of Iron
>> Bridge Construction and Engineering
>> Design a bridge with free Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contestsoftware
- Project Design a Chair (3days) This activity asks groups of 3 to 5 members to design and build a full-sized chair from corrugated cardboard (and a mat knife) that could support the weight of a person up to 150 lbs. for up to 1 minute. The person seated will be in a “comfortable” position with his/her back leaning against the back of the chair.(http://mschangart.weebly.com/architecture/card-board-chair-design-challenge)
- Design a chair for a particular place or environment. This simple sitting tool not only supports and relaxes our weight but it also says something about the space that its in. Your group of two will have one class period to design sketch what the perfect chair would look like. Your posters will be contain labels indicating features, materials, etc. What will your design decisions look like? Every decision should have a reason behind it. Part of being a good architect is also being able to deliver information fluently, before the end of the block you’ll have 2-3 minutes show why your design is the best for the environment that you’ve been given.
Week 2 (3 days) – What is architecture?
Why do buildings look the way they do? The second week of study builds on lessons learned from Week 1. Buildings look the way they do because of technology, engineering, materials, and the architect’s design vision. Focus on these architectural models:
- Architectural styles and how they developed
>> Architecture Timeline
>> Guide to American Homes, 1600 – Present
>> History of Architecture
- Important World Architecture
>> What makes these structures the Wonders of the World?
- Important U.S. Architecture
>> Ten Buildings That Changed America
>> 8 Super Bowls, 0 Roofs
>> Stadium and Arena Pictures
- How computers have changed design
- Form, Space and Order video link
>> Blob Architecture (Blobitecture)
>> Buildings by Frank Gehry
- 3 Rules of Architecture – Firmness, Commodity, and Delight
- Readers Respond: What Is Architecture?
Week 2 – Who does architecture?
The third week moves from “what is” to “who does.” Transition from structures to the people who make them. Be inclusive to all aspects of an architectural project and related career opportunities.
- Discuss the origin of the word “architect”
- Review famous architects and why they are famous
>> Great Architects A-Z
>> Top 12 Movies About Architects
- What are the jobs in architecture and the building trades?
>> What Is an Architect?
>> What Is a Building Designer?
>> Landscape Architect: Career Information
>> Careers in Engineering
>> Building a Career in Construction
>> Interior Designer: Career Information
- Learning to do the job—trade and architecture schools, apprenticeships, internships
- Be an Architect – What qualities make a great architect?
- Interview an architect — what would you ask?
Week 4 – Neighborhoods and Cities
Broaden the scope of study during week four. Break away from individual buildings and their makers to communities and neighborhood living. Broaden the notion of design to include landscape architecture. Possible ideas include:
- Where do people live in the U.S.?
>> The rise of suburbia
>> Urban versus rural issues
- Where will people live in the future?
>> Urban Planning and New Urbanism
>> Smart Growth
>> Colonizing Space
>> Do Spaceports look different than Airports?
- Roles for Government
>> Planning Boards, Zoning, Building Inspectors, Code Enforcement
- Urban Design – Planned Communities
>> Celebration, Florida
- Planning and Designing Landscapes
>> The City Beautiful Movement
>> Teaching With the Olmsteds
- Computer Aided Design
>> Cheap and Easy Architecture Software for Beginners
>> Design your dream neighborhood, park, memorial, building, city, farm, space station, planet
Week 5 – Living and Working on the Earth
As students work on unit projects, continue talking about environmental and social issues related to architecture. Focus on these big ideas:
- What Is Green Architecture and Green Design?
>> The 2030 Challenge
>> Sun Energy – Photovoltics and Photovoltaic Systems
>> Solar-Powered Houses
>> Wind, water, and geothermal energy
- Green Roof Basics and Landscaping Choices (design and plant locally)
- Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life
- Organic Architecture
>> Why is Frank Lloyd Wright America’s most famous architect?
- Withstanding hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes
>> Frank Lloyd Wright’s Plan for a Fireproof House
>> Storm-Proof Your Home
>> Tsunami-Proof Building
>> What is a Geodesic Dome?
>> What is a Monolithic Dome Home?
>> New Orleans Now
>> Concrete Homes – What the Research Says
- How to Reclaim the Land – 12 Green Ideas from the London Summer Olympics of 2012
- Accessibility and Universal Design
>> Michael Graves, Architect and Product Designer
Week 6 – The Project: Doing the Work
The last week of the unit ties up loose ends and allows students to “Show and Tell” their unit projects. Presentation could simply be to upload renderings to a free website. Emphasize project management and the steps taken to complete any project, whether architecture or homework.
- How do you get a project complete? What are the steps? Link Architect workflow
>> Assignment / Need
>> Ideas and Design Plans
>> Construction, inspection, revision
>> Consensus, cooperation, and approval
- Examine the Design Studio
>> What is the most important part of every architecture course of study?
At the end of this six weeks a student will be able to:
- Explain and give examples of engineering’s relationship to building structures
- Recognize five famous architectural structures
- Name five architects, living or dead
- Give three examples for designing and building structures that are suited for their environment
- Discuss three issues every architect faces in doing the job of architecture
- Show how computers can be used in modern architecture
This site show many different house designs and floor plans of how they work!
Directions: Click link, House Styles click edit, select all, copy. Then click file, new, paste. Name your file, your name_styles. please use complete sentences, and do your research before responding. This learning will be fundamental when choosing the style and type of house you want to design. When your finished share with firstname.lastname@example.org
How to begin roughing in your ideas: https://youtu.be/vmHoGicPQQQ