"This is the paradox of architecture: for although space is its first and highest goal, it is concerned hereafter with non-space, with the matter that borders space, which acts back on space both externally and internally." - Andreas Deplaze's building construction is the architect's tool to create the designed space and the imagined appearance. It remains inseparable in its interaction with the essence of the design.
The modules serve to teach building construction principles and techniques for joining essential components of a simple building structure.
In the first semester, the emphasis is on teaching properties and joining techniques in masonry construction.
In parallel, the fundamentals of thermal insulation, moisture protection and the common types of calculations and regulations are learned.
In the second semester, the focus is on the principles, properties and simple joining in skeleton construction (emphasis on timber construction). The structural and physical principles for the joining of load-bearing structures and shells are studied, as well as the interaction between building materials, their physical properties (including sound insulation and fire protection) and their suitable construction methods.
In the lecture-free period by appointment (e-mail).
Study Programs Building Construction/Building Physics
Study programs Interdisciplinary Design
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