Friday, 12 August 2011

Basic Course

ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE/BUILDING LAWS (24 HRS)
Rationale and Description
• Understanding of the role, legal rights and obligations, and responsibilities of the architect
• Analysis and application of the various statutes, codes, and regulations affecting the practice of architecture in the Philippines
• Understanding of the various aspects of the professional practice of architecture, including tools and techniques related to production, construction, resource allocation, and project management, as well as the efficient conduct of client and business relations for building design and construction projects.

SITE PLANNING / URBAN DESIGN / URBAN PLANNING (9 HRS)
Rationale and Description
• Understanding of the art and science of site planning with emphasis on ecological, socio-psychological, aesthetic, and functional basis of site planning.
• Analysis of the concepts and techniques in the general planning process, regional planning, land use planning, and human settlements planning
• Analysis of the concepts and techniques in the general planning process of the physical and systematic design on a community and urban plane on a more comprehensive manner.
• Understanding of the art and science of urban design with emphasis on ecological, socio-psychological, aesthetic and functional basis of urban design.

STRUCTURAL CONCEPTUALIZATION (6 HRS.)
Rationale and Description
• Understanding of the fundamentals of mechanics, strength of materials and theory of structures; and
• General conceptualization of the structural design for a building/ structure, its principles and analyses of the structural elements for the various types of construction materials, methods and systems to be used for the foundation, superstructure and shell of the building/ structure.

BUILDING MATERIALS AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION (24 HRS.)
Rationale and Description
• Understanding of the properties of building construction and finishing materials; their application and articulation; systems and methods of specifying and construction;
• Application of the principles of design and construction methods of various types of materials used in construction.

UTILITIES (12 HRS.)
Rationale and Description
• Understanding of the basic practices, principles, general design and installation, and/or construction of utilities required for a building or structure and its premises;
• Analysis of utility, facility, and equipment requirements in relation to aesthetic, function, and strength of a building or structure and its premises.

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE (9 HRS.)
Rationale and Description
• Analysis of architectural manifestations from the beginning of civilization to contemporary periods of development;
• Analysis of the influences of environmental, historical, and sociocultural factors and their relevance to the development of art, buildings, structures, as well as of human settlements.

THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE / ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORS (9 HRS.)
Rationale and Description
• Understanding of the theories and principles of design and architectural design process;
• Analysis of anthropometric, proxemic, and kinesthetic requirements of space in relation to architectural design;
• Analysis of sociocultural and technological trends which are contributory to the development of contemporary architecture.
• Understanding of the theories and principles of Architectural Interiors.
• Analysis of anthropometric, proxemic, and kinesthetic requirements of space in relation to Architectural Interiors.

TROPICAL DESIGN / GREEN ARCHITECTURE (6 HRS.)
Rationale and Description
• Understanding of the basics of climate responsive design and energy-efficient design;
• Analysis of climate conditions, building materials and technologies that provide more energy-efficient solutions to design.

LIGHTING/ACOUSTICS (3 HRS.)
Rationale and Description
• Understanding of the basics of lighting and acoustic design;
• Analysis of lighting and acoustical conditions, materials and technologies

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