Module Title:Evolution of Buildings & Technology II
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Overseas visit Lecture, PowerPoint presentation, video; Drawing, research, presentations & technical report writing
Module Aim: The aims are: • To expand the use of architectural language, theory and proportion; • To acknowledge the legacy of older civilisations and utilise their discoveries to advance both design & construction • To analyse form, proportion and the structural advancements in Early Christian/Byzantine; Romanesque; Gothic; Renaissance architecture. • Continue to investigate materials and technology and the role that they play in the development of structures; local characteristics in buildings, reflecting their geographical location and climate of the region. • To explore the development of Irish architecture, in parallel with that of mainland Europe.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Have a knowledge of a range of buildings, their evolution and function
LO2 Be able to identify (i) the components that are critical to the building types within each style of architecture; (ii) describe the function of a building from its form
LO3 Be able to critically appraise architectural styles comparing them and their development
LO4 Be able to understand the important part that materials and technology play in the development of structures and the aesthetic of buildings.
LO5 To use the correct architectural language to describe the buildings, and use drawing to describe architectural organisation and form accurately
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
• The evolution of Byzantine and Early Christian churches • Romanesque churches, monasteries, castles: Ireland and Europe • Gothic cathedrals: Ireland and Europe • Renaissance buildings: Ireland and Europe • Classical building in Ireland • Georgian building in Ireland Overseas study trip: historic and contemporary building study
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Continuous assessment: 40% Sample projects: Project 1: Architectural Heritage /Historic Building Study : e.g. Kilkenny Project 2: Illustrate the development of the Romanesque church plan type from former Roman prototypes Project 3: Study trip: research poster (in advance of trip) Project 4: Study trip: exhibition poster (on return from trip) 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Total Hours 150.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMARC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 3 Mandatory
CW_CMART_D Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 3 Mandatory