History and Theory of Architecture IV
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units8
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1 - 2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units2
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course aims to enable students to understand and produce various structural concepts to buildings at and beyond the residential scale. The concepts will show how the structure (with appropriate material choices) connects to earth. Vector and other relevant force diagrams are used to argue the form and material and the founding conditions. Structural elements include load bearing walls, retaining walls, foundations, basements and large span tension structures.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.