First year provides the student with the opportunity to build a range of core skills centred on the techncial design process.
In the first semester students develop skills in sketching and hand drawing as a means of investigating technical information. They also develop skills in modelmaking as a means of exploring the three dimensional nature of building construction. Studio projects provide the means for researching and developing techncial solutions to a variety of building construction problems, including environmental factors. This takes place in parallel to the development of skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a central tool in the techncial design process.
In the second semester students apply these skills to the development of a comprehensive set of construction documents for a two storey domestic house. This is includes the integration of low energy domestic coinstruction detailing within a passive design strategy, all digitally modelled using the Autodesk Revit BIM application which is available to all students under academic licence.
This is a selection of the work of DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology first year student Emma Harrington:
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