Lecture 1-Introduction - Lecture One The Role of the...

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Lecture One Introduction The Role of the Architect in Building Derivation of the word “Architect” 1) The prefix “arch” is commonly used as in archbishop, etc. to imply supremacy. 2) “tect” is derived from the Greek “tecton”, meaning builder or carpenter. 3) Therefore, an “architect” is the master builder.
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The role of materials in design 1) Material properties exercise limitations on design feasibility. 2) Different materials can be used to achieve the same design intentions. 3) Special properties of different materials may suggest entirely new approaches to the original design. 4) Materials convey different meanings in society based on traditional usages. The Building Envelope
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1) A building is a space with an implied function. 2) “Building envelope” refers only to the physical nature of the building, i.e. the parts. 3) Different functions are therefore intended for buildings and their respective building envelopes. Functions of the Building Envelope
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