PROJECT REPORT DEADLINE 01 FEBRUARY 2017!

Theory: (to be done for Wednesday 18.01.17) 

  • practice sketching for 2010 - 2016: Q.3. (a)
    • complete the work done in class
    • compare your sketches to those in the solutions on this website (see solutions link above)
  • fifth years - redo the four questions from the Christmas test

Project: (to be done for Wednesday 01.02.17)

  • finish your project report
  • I have updated your report google doc...
    • at the beginning of your doc have pasted in a final structure for the report including a new table of contents
    • all of your work done to date is at the end of the doc - scroll down to find it
    • cut and paste the work you have already done up under the new headings

Theory: (to be done for Wednesday 23.11.16) 

  • answer Q.10. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • do not copy the answers in the solutions on this website for the older years (i.e. 2008-2012) they are out of date
    • use the sketches I pointed out in the book
  • you should now have a model solution written in your A4 hardback copy for:
    • Q.3's 2011 to 2016 and,
    • Q.10's 2006 to 2016.
  • we are now finished both Q.3. and Q.10 - two of our five target questions.
  • you should be absolutely confident in your ability to do these questions now; if you are not, you need to talk to me about it.
  • I will be checking everyone's homework this week! I mean it this time!!!

Project: (to be done for Thursday 24.11.16/ Friday 25.11.16)

 

  • update your project report - check google doc for new headings

Theory: (to be done for Wednesday 16.11.16) 

  • answer Q.10. 2014 & Q.10 2015
  • you should now have a model solution written in your A4 hardback copy for:
    • Q.3's 2011 to 2016 and,
    • Q.10's 2006 to 2009 & 2014 to 2015.
  • I will be checking everyone's homework this week!

Project: (to be done for Thursday 17.11.16/ Friday 18.11.16)

  • all final drawings on white paper to be complete (floor plans x2,  north, east, south & west elevations)
  • everyone should be drawing on foam board or cutting out foam board this week (i.e. 17th & 18th)
  • update your project report - check google doc for new headings

Mid-term test Wed 26.10.16 
- two Q.3.'s from 2011 to 2016
- 35 minutes per question

Theory: (to be done for Wednesday 19.10.16) 

  • answer Q.3. 2015&  Q.3. 2016
  • you should now have a model solution to all Q.3's 2011 to 2016
  • I will be spot checking 5 people's homework this week!

Project: (to be done for Thursday 20.10.16/ Friday 21.10.16)

  • finalise the design of  your north, east, south & west elevations
  • email the final floor plan drawings to me: trevor.hickey@me.com, if you haven't already done so
  • consider using http://www.my.sketchup.com to model your house.

 

Theory: (to be done for Wednesday 12.10.16) 

  • answer 2014 Q.3. 
  • review / recheck your answers to
    • 2011 Q.3.
    • 2012 Q.3.  and 
    • 2013 Q.3.
  • will be spot checking 5 people's homework this week!

Project: (to be done for Thursday 13.10.16/ Friday 14.10.16)

  • finalise the design of  both your ground floor plan and your first floor plan
  • remember to: 
    • place main living spaces to the south side of the floor plans
    • stack 'wet rooms' above/ below each other 
    • avoid placing noisy rooms beside quiet rooms
    • follow the sun - bedrooms get early morning light from the east
    • include space for the stairs (upstairs and down)
    • consider including a 'double height space'
    • avoid a plethora of bathrooms!
  • email the drawings to me: trevor.hickey@me.com, if you haven't already done so
  • consider using http://www.sketchup.com/products/my-sketchup to model your house.

Theory: (to be done for Wednesday 05.10.16) 

  • write three complete answers to
    • 2011 Q.3.
    • 2012 Q.3.  and
    • 2013 Q.3.
      • we didn't do 2012 in class but it's the exact same approach as 2011 and 2013 - just apply what what you have learned.
    • make sure you structure your answers properly:
    • part a) 
      • sketch exterior
      • note exterior (describe WHAT you have changed)
      • sketch interior
      • note interior (describe WHAT you have changed)
    • part b)
      • reasons WHY you changed exterior x3
      • reasons WHY you changed interior x3
  • I will be spot checking 5 people's homework this week!

Project: (to be done for Thursday 06.10.16/ Friday 07.10.16)

  • complete your ground floor plan and email the drawing to me: trevor.hickey@me.com, if you haven't already done so
  • complete the first draft of your upstairs floor plan.

Theory: (to be done for Wednesday 28.09.16) 

  • read chapter 5 on rural design
  • complete worksheet for chapter 5
  • I will be spot checking 5 people's homework this week!

Project: (to be done for Thursday 29.09.16/ Friday 30.09.16)

  • watch the video 'how to think like an architect'
  • check that you have all sections FULLY up to date (see last week's homework below)
  • it is really important to have photos of three houses that inspire you
  • review the three ground floor plans that you have devised
  • reflect on the 3 houses that inspire
  • be clear on the 'parti' of your project

Theory: (to be done for Wednesday 21.09.16) 

  • read chapters 6, 20 & 21
  • complete worksheet for chapters 6, 20 & 21

Project: (to be done for Thursday 22.09.16/ Friday23.09.16)

  • contact Trevor to get your link to your blank project report (Google Doc)
  • write up the sections of your project report
  • look up the database (link below) and find three houses that inspire you
  • download images of the houses and write a brief description of each house
    • location
    • type of house
    • architectural style/ materials/ finish (see photo)
    • construction type etc.
    • key energy performance details (PHPP values)

Dermot Bannon successfully marrying traditional and contemporary style.


PASSIVHAUS LINKS:

 
The Larch House is the UK’s first zero carbon, low cost, Certified Passivhaus, built as prototype social housing. Designed by bere:architects, for the United Welsh Housing Association and the Building Research Establishment, the three bedroom house has been built 1000ft above sea level in an exposed and misty hilltop location in Ebbw Vale, Wales. In spite of this, most energy needs are met by heat from the sun, occupants and appliances. Indeed the Larch House generates as much energy from the sun in the summer months as it uses for the whole year making it Zero Carbon by UK definition and showing how we can live comfortably with minimal impact on the natural world.  The Larch House has an estimated income from the feed-in tariff over expenditure, of £1300 a year. 

The Larch House is the UK’s first zero carbon, low cost, Certified Passivhaus, built as prototype social housing.

Designed by bere:architects, for the United Welsh Housing Association and the Building Research Establishment, the three bedroom house has been built 1000ft above sea level in an exposed and misty hilltop location in Ebbw Vale, Wales. In spite of this, most energy needs are met by heat from the sun, occupants and appliances. Indeed the Larch House generates as much energy from the sun in the summer months as it uses for the whole year making it Zero Carbon by UK definition and showing how we can live comfortably with minimal impact on the natural world.  The Larch House has an estimated income from the feed-in tariff over expenditure, of £1300 a year.