The module aims to introduce the fundamental design and construction principles of façade systems. Students will learn how this transdisciplinary component of the building can be designed to meet the performance requirements and develop an architectural expression.
A Understand the principles of façade design and construction.
B Select appropriate construction materials and develop design solutions that achieve the functional requirements of façades.
C Analyse the imposed loads on façade systems and select suitable loadbearing systems.
D Integrate sustainable strategies in the design of façade systems.
The module will be delivered through a series of lectures accompanied by seminar presentations on selected topics.