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Course Objective:
• To introduce the challenges and skills of designing buildings and circulation systems on hills /sloping sites
• To build special attitudes and skills for designing for traditional, vernacular and rural environments.
a. Identifying unique attributes of such environments
b. Identifying development issues of such societies
c. Creating context-responsive designs

Course Content:
• Project One: Design of a small group of buildings on a sloping site, with focus both on building design as well as vehicular and pedestrian circulation (4-5 weeks).
a. Projects could include a resort, group housing, artists’ commune, institutional, commercial or recreational complexes.
b. Introduction to Design Project should be preceded by lectures on (i) understanding / reading contoured maps and, (ii) illustrated case examples of buildings and small groups of buildings
• Project Two: Designing for traditional, vernacular and rural environments (8 weeks). The project is to be undertaken in groups of 4-6 students and would comprise the following stages:
a. Identifying unique attributes of the chosen environments -- Study and documentation of the chosen environment, including aspects of settlement design, design of public / open spaces, design of buildings, construction systems, passive climate control systems, etc.
b. Survey & identification of development issues within the chosen example
c. Formulation of design project/s
d. Design Proposal (in various stages)
• At least one special lecture on the subject by an eminent architect should be arranged during the course of the semester.


Course Objective:
• To impart training for construction of various components of single and double storeyed buildings in timber
• To create awareness of the traditional methods of timber construction used in the hill regions of North India

Course Content:

Unit 1: Introduction to Timber Construction
• Timber: Classification, characteristics. Common Indian trees used as timber and their use.
• Nature and characteristics of timber construction, its advantages and limitations.
• Overview of various components of single & double-storeyed buildings constructed in timber, with case examples of from various regions of India
Unit 2: Wall Construction in Timber
• Various types of timber framed walls, with details of foundations of timber posts, methods of inserting window & door openings, cladding, etc.
• Various traditional timber wall construction methods in hill areas of North India.
Unit 3: Floors and Roofs in Timber
• Various types of timber floors and their construction methods, Floor finishes for Timber floors, treatments for ‘wet’ areas such as toilets and kitchens.
• Types of Timber roofs
• Construction methods of a simple lean-to roof in timber, including false ceilings
Unit 4: Timber Staircases
• Various types of timber staircases and their components
• Construction methods of a simple single flight and dog-leg staircase in timber
Unit 5:
• Complete section through internal and external walls of a double-storeyed timber-frame building showing details of foundations, floors, walls, doors & windows, roofs, false ceilings, etc.


Course Objective:
• To create awareness amongst students of the need for various regulatory measures to control and promote the ordered and healthy development of buildings and cities.
• To introduce the nature of various regulatory codes and byelaws used for building design

Course Content:

Unit 1:
• Introduction to building codes and norms - Need and nature of building codes, standards and regulations, overview of basic terminologies,
• Nature of building codes in special regions like heritage zones, air funnels, environmentally sensitive zones, disaster prone regions, coastal zones, hilly areas, etc,
• Study of building regulations, Land-use, building classifications and permissible uses,
• Overview of administrative processes for obtaining building permits at various stages,
Unit 2:
• Norms for exterior and interior open spaces, norms for building projections in open spaces, considerations in FAR, guidelines for open green areas, Setbacks and margins,
• Norms for Vehicular Areas, radius, access to service areas, means of access, access widths for various types of buildings, requirements of parking spaces, standards for turning,
• Requirements for parts of buildings, Plinth, Habitable rooms, kitchen, wet areas, mezzanine, store rooms, elevated parts like chimneys, parapets etc;
Unit 3:
• Norms for Fire Protection for various buildings, concept of fire zoning, doorways, stairways, passages and corridors, fire escapes, fire-exit ways, etc., norms for building materials
• Norms for building services - Norms for lighting and ventilation, introduction to basic terminologies, components of daylight factor, general principles of opening for good lighting, considerations in artificial lighting;
• General principles for natural and mechanical ventilation,
• Overview of norms for acoustical and electrical installations.


Course Objective:

• To understand the role of geo-physical, societal, political and technological factors in the evolution of building design
• To create awareness and appreciation of the ingenious structural, constructional and aesthetic components of historical architecture.

Course Content:

Unit 1: Early Christian and Byzantine Period
• Early Christian Architecture: Development of Church plan during the period. Models for early churches -- Functional components, construction and architectural character. Key examples of basilican and centralized churches.
• Byzantine Churches: Basis of architectural form, structural systems, techniques of construction and ornamentation. Detailed analysis of Santa Sophia, Istanbul, and, St. Mark’s, Venice. Examples of Byzantine Churches in Greece and Russia.
Unit 2: Romanesque and Gothic Period
• Romanesque Period:
a. Evolution of Romanesque architecture. Changes in church plan, elevational features and structural systems. Development of Romanesque vaulting.
b. Characteristics of Romanesque churches in Italy, France and Germany. Comparative analysis of representative examples.
• Gothic Period:
a. Architectural Characteristics of the Gothic Cathedral. Changes in functional, visual and structural elements as compared to Romanesque period.
b. Comparison of Gothic Churches in France and England.
Unit 3:Renaissance and Baroque Period
• Basis of the Renaissance Movement. Its effect on the built environment.
• Renaissance Architecture – Phases of development, stylistic characteristics, building typology – definition and examples
• Architects of Early Renaissance, High Renaissance and Mannerism. Principal works of Brunelleschi, Alberti, Bramante, Michelangelo and Palladio.
• Development of Baroque architecture. Characteristics of Baroque architecture. Works of Bernini and Borromini.


Course Objective:

Course Content:

T, L and Continuous Beams, Theory and Design of Singly reinforced T beams including design for shear reinforcement by Working Stress Method and sketching of reinforcement details, Structural behavior of inverted and Isolated T beams and L- Beams. (Descriptive, No numerical problems), Use of BM & SF coefficients as per code for analysis of continuous beams. (Descriptive, No numerical problems) Restrained Two Way Slab, Short / Long Circular Columns, Theory and Design of Restrained Two-way RCC slabs by Working Stress Method by use of coefficients from Annex D of IS 456 – 2000 including design of torsional reinforcement for corners and sketching of reinforcement details, Theory and Design of Short and Slender Circular RCC columns by Working Stress, Method with lateral ties and helical reinforcement and sketching of reinforcement details, RCC Stairs - Design of simply supported RCC waist slab for Dog – legged stairs by Working Stress Method and sketching of reinforcement details, Isolated Column Footings - Theory and Design of Isolated uniform depth column footings for square and rectangular RCC columns subjected to axial loads by Working Stress Method and sketching of reinforcement details, Shells and Domes: Membrane action, Curvatures, Syn-clastic and anticlastic Surfaces, Rotational, Translational & Ruled Surfaces, Membrane action in Circular Domes, Spherical Shells:Types of forces- Meridonal, Hoop forces, Distribution of forces, Support Conditions – Tension and Compression Rings, Buckling of thin shells, Structural action of Schwedler and Geodesic domes, PneumaticStructures: Background, Air – Supported Structures, Air – Inflated Structures, Hybrid Pneumatic Structures, Support Conditions

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