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PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TECHNOLOGY

CODE 81034
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 8 cfu during the 1st year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 2nd year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 3nd year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/12
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course provides the basic knowledge to understand the role of technology in architectural design by illustrating a wide overview of traditional and contemporary architectures in order to know: the qualitative behaviour of resistant materials and elementary structural schemes and concepts; the performance and characteristics of building materials; the technical specifications and performance of parts and components of buildings.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at the transmission of the fundamentals of the technological disciplines for architecture. It is placed in areas of governance of the main factors of design and construction.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide students with basic knowledge on the disciplinary foundations of Architectural Technology, on production and construction processes, on the performance and uses of building materials, on the main forms and structural concepts of architecture, on construction elements and site organisation. The basic knowledge is provided on the basis of a demanding and performance approach, emphasising the role of the discipline in the construction of the architectural project.

    At the end of the course, the student will be able to

    - understand the principles and rules of building stability;

    - know the technical characteristics of material resources and their use in construction;

    - analyse the construction in its different parts, knowing its role within the construction, the performance requirements and the construction methods;

    - to evaluate the incidence of the technological options on the expressive and symbolic values in the architectural project.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course consists of ex cathedra lectures given by the lecturer, with the contribution of some specialised seminars. If possible, in consideration of the number of students, site visits and/or practical activities will be carried out. In view of the health emergency, lectures may be delivered remotely.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The topics dealt with during the lessons are divided into the following didactic segments:

    1) The fundamentals of construction: vocabulary of building elements, principles of stability of constructions, actions and loads affecting constructions

    2) Building materials, origin, processing, performance characteristics, types of products and uses: stone, ceramics, mortar, wood, metal alloys, concrete, glass.

    3) Methodology and tools of technological design: demanding and performance approaches, actors in the building process.

    4) Material, functional and performance characteristics expected from the building system: construction elements: vertical and horizontal elevation structures, vertical closures, windows and doors, roofs, stairs, partitions.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    A. Laurìa, Tecnologie di base per la residenza, Florence, Edizioni A-Z, 2000.

    M. C. Torricelli, R. Del Nord, P. Felli, Materiali e tecnologie dell'architettura, Bari, Laterza, 2001

    M. Salvadori, Perché gli edifici stanno in piedi, Milan, Bompiani, 1995.

    The choice of English written text may be discussed with the professor.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    GIOVANNA FRANCO (President)

    MARTA CASANOVA

    ANDREA GIACHETTA

    GIORGIO MOR

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The verification of learning takes place with a final oral examination recurring to scketches and simple drawings. During the year there may be optional written or oral tests during the course, corresponding to the teaching segments in which the course is structured.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The oral examination is used to test the knowledge acquired in the various teaching segments, which is necessary for setting up elementary projects. The oral presentation must be accompanied by simple graphic elaborations that help the student to correctly explain technical topics. The following are the parameters for assessing the exam: ownership of the technical vocabulary, knowledge acquired, quality of presentation of the topics covered.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    20/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    08/02/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale