2021 Structural Planning in Architecture

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Instructor(s)
Takeuchi Toru 
Course component(s)
Lecture    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
ARC.D443
Credits
1
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2021/3/19
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

This course for Japanese and international graduate students studying architectural design gives an outline of techniques for applying the newest Japanese structural engineering concerning spatial structures, seismic isolation structures, and vibration control structures to architectural design, ways of collaborating with structural engineers, the newest structural materials, designing joints, etc.
Students give presentations and participate in discussions on the relationship between architectural design and technology, reporting on a given topic.
From the position of an architectural designer, students acquire basic knowledge concerning structural engineering, and enhance their skills communicating and collaborating with structural engineers.

Student learning outcomes

The goal is for students to acquire the minimum skills needed for architectural designers to collaborate with structural engineers.
1) A fundamental sense of structural physics
2) Knowledge of structural materials and scales
3) Basic knowledge on spatial structures and response control techniques

Keywords

Structural Design
Structural materials and Connection Design
Design of Spatial Structures
Design of Seismic Isolation and Response Control

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Based on lectures, followed by presentations and discussions

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 What is structures for architectural design Understand the positioning of the structure in the architectural design and its potential, history of structural engineers, and the methodology of cooperation
Class 2 Materials and connection design Understand structural materials and its properties, and how to evaluate the approximate member dimensions
Class 3 Design of spatial structures 1: Truss and Grid-shell structures Understand structural planning and the details of the truss and grid shell structures, and learn the characteristics of buckling
Class 4 Design of spatial structures 2: Tension and cable structures Understand structural planning and the details of the tension and cable structures, and learn the characteristics of geometric non-linearity
Class 5 Design of seismically isolated structures Understand structural planning and the details of the seismically isolated structures, and learn important points for architectural planning
Class 6 Design of response controlled structures Understand structural planning and the details of the response controlled structures, and learn important points for architectural planning
Class 7 Presentation on Structural design (Group A); Based on the lectures, select masterpiece architectures, research on their structural system and deliver a presentation. Understand the structural system and details of the masterpiece architectures through the presentation on structural design (Group A)
Class 8 Presentation on Structural design (Group B); Based on the lectures, select masterpiece architectures, research on their structural system and deliver a presentation. Understand the structural system and details of the masterpiece architectures through the presentation on structural design (Group B)

Textbook(s)

Y.Tsuboi et al.: Mechanics, Materials and Structural Design, Kenchiku-gijyutu
M. Araya et al.: STRUCTURAL DESIGN MAP TOKYO, Sogo-shikaku

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Design of seismic isolation and response controlled structures -Basic structural design series, AIJ Kantoi (Japanese, Chinese)
T.Takeuchi, A.Wada: Buckling-Restrained Braces and Applications, JSSI (English)

Assessment criteria and methods

Scores are give by attendance and presentation

Related courses

  • ARC.A203 : Building Construction and Detail

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Basic knowledge on architecture or structural design

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