Module Title:Evolution of Buildings & Technologies III
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: 2 hours per week: slides/lecture, sketching and review of details, video, class discussion Continuous Assessment projects with formative and summative assessment
Module Aim: • To familiarize learners with the development of architecture and construction from the end of the Renaissance up to and including the Modern Movement, with particular emphasis on the influence of new materials and technologies • To familiarize learners with the development and current state of contemporary international and Irish architecture • To develop learners’ understanding of the relationship between architectural design and detail • To introduce learners to typical historical construction of floors, walls, roofs and windows
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the historical developments in architecture and construction technology that underpin changes in building design from the end of the Renaissance to the Modern Movement.
LO2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the development and current state of contemporary international and Irish architecture
LO3 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the of the relationship between architectural design and detail
LO4 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of typical historical construction of floors, walls, roofs and windows
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Overview
• The spread of the Renaissance from Italy to Europe and beyond and its development into the Baroque • Georgian architecture and Palladianism in Britain & Ireland • The Industrial Revolution and Victorian architecture • Gothic & Greek Revivals, Neoclassicism • Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts • The development and Masters of the Modern Movement • Award-winning contemporary architecture: current Stirling Prize shortlist and RIAI awards • Trends in contemporary international architecture • Modern architecture in Ireland from the foundation of the State
Assessment Breakdown%
Project40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Sample project selection: Project 1: Chose a project from the Stirling Prize shortlist and analyze a detail or technology used, in the context of the architects’ work, using text & sketch analysis Project 2: Prepare a report analyzing the construction and technologies used in a seminal Modern Movement building, in the context of the architect’s work, using text & sketch analysis Project 3: Identify an Irish building constructed before 1850 and analyze its construction in as much detail as possible. Use both text and sketches. 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam 3 hour formal exam 1,2,3,4 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 5 Mandatory
CW_CMART_D Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 5 Mandatory