ARCH 243 Building
Materials 2 (2 + 0)
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A brief analysis of primary
and secondary groups of building materials, their properties, products and use
and application in building construction. The materials include:
stone, ceramics, red bricks and blocks, gypsum cement and mortars, concretes of
different types, metals, glass, fiber-reinforced materials, bituminous
products, plastics, rubber, and water-proofing sealants. Study of simple
constructions: load-bearing walls, openings formation and roofs. The course
includes practical exercises and reports on fieldwork.
ARCH 487 Modern
Construction Techniques 2 (2+0)
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Introduction and analysis of
the main techniques of construction systems.
Classification and review of contemporary methods of subtracting, adding and
forming used in manufacture of building components. Study of the major building
production trends with regard to the various production
techniques such as: system building, components and modular approach and
unconventional cast-in situ techniques.
ARCH 330 Architectural
5 (0 + 10 Studio)
course aims at relating the building to its surrounding natural and man-made
environment. This is achieved by a through
investigation of the sites impact on the evolving design, and the study of the
various environmental elements on the architectural form and its internal
spaces. The course addresses the philosophy behind the conceptual design ideas,
as well as the development of the students' presentation skills. The course
proceeds through the following stages:
A study of projects of
administrative or religious facilities.
At least two or three
Two sketch designs on
specific design problems.
Students are encouraged to
use manual drafting and rendering techniques.
ARCH 450 Architectural
5 (0 + 10 Studio)
of building complex projects dealing with non-conventional cultural, social and
symbolic issues and attempting to link them to urban tissue (public facilities
of multifunctional nature). At least two projects and two design quizzes to be
undertaken. Analysis of precedent case-studies.
Encourage students to use acquired skills (sketches, preliminary drawings and
study models). Use of CAD for final presentation of projects.
ARCH 460 Architectural
5 (Studio 10 +0)
Comprehensive design of large scale building, considering
the integration of the various engineering systems.
Design quizzes are used as means of incorporating engineering systems, i.e. by
defining the appropriate systems selected and their application in the
architectural design. Evaluation of student final design will be on basis of
the successful the integration of engineering systems in the architectural
ARCH 490 Graduation
project 6 (0+12 Studio)
Definition of the design problem, (the project).
Concept formation and alternative design concepts. Preparation and development of the preliminary design. Development
of design incorporating the concepts of engineering systems used. Preparation of the volumetric configurations of the masses and
interior spaces of the project. Writing a brief design
report. Finalization and presentation to the final
Jury panel for evaluation.