Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The first part of the semester will deal with the study of the materials involved in architecture. A weekly
lecture will be complemented by in-class activities and assignments to make the student familiar with
materials, their properties and way they are used in building.
The second part of the semester will introduce the way materials are assembled and used in building, with
emphasis on the basics of elementary building detail and construction process, including structural and
envelope systems, with a final introduction to construction management. For that purpose, a weekly lecture
will be combined with in-class activities and practical assignments in which students will apply the techniques
they learnt in the classroom to detail several basic elements of building.
Field architectural survey to real construction site will complement the classroom teaching.
1- Understand the importance and meaning of materiality in architectural design.
2- Basic knowledge on the nature, characteristics and possibilities of each material, and the processes by
which they are fabricated, maintained, disposed off.
3- The environmental and sustainability issues related to materials.
2014 Fall Semester Syllabus, Architectural Materials ARCH222
& SPC DAILY SCHEDULE
4- Basic knowledge on how materials are assembled to compose architectural systems, especially applied to
envelope and structure.
5- Observation habit and to analyze in a critic way how materials are used in reality.
6- Developing skills at studying alternatives and taking design and real life decisions related to materials and
7- Understanding of the basic concepts of construction management and materials specification writing.
8- Graphic skills for detailing, both describing existing details and exploring and expressing the architectural
detailing so others can understand/build them.
Constructing architecture : materials, processes, structures : a handbook /
2nd, extended ed, Deplazes (Ed). Birkhauser, 2009 (2nd Edition)
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations