Instructor: Mari Michael Glassell


Construction I



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ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS

Jigga Patel, S 701

Eduardo Ponce, S 702

Johan Venter, S 703

Taylor Bradshaw, S 704


YOUTUBE LINKS

Unitized Curtain Wall

Tempered Glass

Float Glass

Light Guage Shapes

Light Guage Framing

Making Steel

Ant Colony Cast

Laying Two Way Slab

Two Way Slab

One Way Slab

Concrete Canvas

Pile and Foundations

Pre-Stressed Concrete

Translucent Concrete

RISD M&M

Granite Quarry

MIT Vault 201

Boral Bricks

Charlie O'Geen

Tacoma Narrows Bridge!

GP OSB Making

WISA Plywood

Norbord MDF

Pressure Treating

Henrique Oliveira, Artist


IMAGES

P01 Bridge!

P02 Pack!

P03 Join!

P04 Cast!

P05 Cut!


HELPFUL LINKS

22 Unique Stairs

New School of Architecture + Design / Failure By Design

Sunrise: London Skyscraper Melts CAR


INSTAGRAM TUTORIALS

How to Install and Register

How to Post Pictures

    


PROF. PERL PRESENATION Tuesday, Nov 25

Students, please note the Guest Lecture, Prof. Perl, has posted his presentation on Sustainability. Please review for the final exam. This is also an invaluable reference for you to look towards now and in the future.

- Prof. Glassell


SKETCHBOOK // WK 13 Thursday, Nov 20

Please be sure to label the sketches below accordingly in your own sketchbooks.


-Make up to 12 sketches from any previous sketchbook assignments.

-You may redo low grade sketches or add any missing sketches.

-New sketches need to be labeled in RED to indicate that they have been updated.


Due Tuesday, November 25 beginning of LECTURE.


SKETCHBOOK // WK 12 Thursday, Nov 13

Please be sure to label the sketches below accordingly in your own sketchbooks.


General Sketches: P05 Cut!

S81_Diagram and Label a Tectonic Connection within your Cut Project

S82_Diagram and Label a Tectonic to Stereotomic Connection within your Cut Project

S83_Diagram and Label a Four-Point Stainless Steel Spider Fitting


Precedent Analysis: Overlay and Hybridize

S84_Gates Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by Morphosis Architects

S85_Park Tower, Exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004 by LTL Architects


Assemblies: Assumed Wall Sections

S86_41 Cooper Square in New York, New York by Morphosis Architects

S87_Biosphere (Geodesic Dome) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada by Buckminster Fuller

S88_Caltrans District 7 Headquarters in Los Angeles, California by Morphosis Architects


Due Wednesday, November 19 beginning of LAB SESSION.


LECTURE // WK 12 Tuesday, Oct 10

The last lecture in the 2014-15 CoA Lecture Series is this Thursday, November 13th at 5:00 P.M. in the First Floor Gallery of the Architecture building.

As mentioned before, you will receive one point of extra credit on your final grade for attending. Please check in with with a TA at the end of the lecture to recieve credit. However, beyond that, it is a great opportunity for you all to get involved, learn, and be engaged. Notice that each event has a link to its specific informational page on the wiki. See you there! And don’t forget to bring your sketchbooks to take notes!


For more info: Matthew Hall


Happening Thursday, November 13 at 5:00 P.M. in the First Floor Gallery.


READING Thursday, Nov 6th


Allen, Iano. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods Sixth Edition / Chapter 12 p. coming soon


General Sketches:

S73_Draw a detail of a connection within your Cut Project

S74_Diagram and label: 3 steel connection types

S75_Diagram and Label: 3 ways in which to connect a steel beam to a steel column


Precedent Analysis: Diagram an ASSUMED COLUMN GRID!!!!

S76_ Denver Art Museum by Daniel Libeskind

S77_ Le Fresnoy Art Center by Bernard Tschumi


Assemblies:

S78_ A building that uses a Metal facade and metal Structure (include a small picture)

S79_ Crown Hall by Mies Van der Rohe

S80_ A building that has Steel as the primary structure with concrete connections (include a small picture)


General Sketches:

S65_Draw and label profiles of structural rolled shapes

S66_Diagram and label: gusset plate in wood construction + steel construction

S67_Diagram and Label: steel to concrete connection.


Precedent Analysis: Diagram main structure

S68_ Milstein Hall, Cornell CoA, OMA

S69_ Crown Hall, Chicago, Mies van der Rohe


Assemblies:

S70_ 2 Iterations of wall assembly for P05 Cut!

S71_ M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, Herzog + De Meuron

S72_ Cor-ten Steel as skin


READING // WK 08 Thursday, Oct 30


Allen, Iano. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods Sixth Edition / Chapter 11 p. 421-488

Will be discussed in Lab Session Wednesday, Nov 05


SKETCHBOOK // WK 08 Thursday, Oct 23

Please be sure to label the sketches below accordingly in your own sketchbooks.

General Sketches:
S57_Sketch 3 ways to hold up shoring
S58_Diagram: Reinforcement within a concrete beam to column connection
S59_Diagram: 3 different types of foundation (deep, bearing wall, footing, etc)

Precedent Analysis:
S60_ Frank L Wright – Guggenheim museum in NY
S61_ Tadao Ando (any of his concrete works)

Assemblies:
S62_ Concrete panel assembly
S63_ Concrete floor assembly (2nd floor, not ground)
S64_ Concrete Wall to Roof connection


READING // WK 07 Thursday, Oct 16


Allen, Iano. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods Sixth Edition / Chapter 13 p. 527-564

Will be discussed in Lab Session Wednesday, Oct 22



SKETCHBOOK // WK 07 Thursday, Oct 16

Please be sure to label the sketches below accordingly in your own sketchbooks.


General Sketches:

S49_Sketch: Ideas for project 04 (casted object/ orientations and designs)

S50_Diagram: Reinforcement within concrete (beam)

S51_Diagram: Reinforcement within concrete (column)


Precedent Analysis:

S52_ Precast concrete architecture

S53_ Cast in place concrete architecture


Assemblies:

S54_ Assumed wall section of: Jubilee Church, Rome, Richard Meier

S55_ Concrete used as a skin

S56_ Concrete used as a structure


Due Wednesday, October 22 beginning of LAB SESSION.



READING // WK 06 Thursday, Oct 02


Allen, Iano. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods Sixth Edition / Chapter 10 Masonry Wall Construction p. 387-417

Will be discussed in Lab Session Wednesday, Oct 08



SKETCHBOOK // WK 06 Thursday, Oct 02

Please be sure to label the sketches below accordingly in your own sketchbooks.


General Sketches: Masonry!

S41_Four types of bond patterns used in brick masonry

S42_Three types of Masonry Lintels in section

S43_Three different wall ties used in construction


Precedent Analysis: Overlay and Hybridize

S44_Sportbars: Chelsea mid-block Infill in New York, New York, LTL Architects

S45_Video.Filmplex: Cooper Square in New York, New York, LTL Architects


Assemblies: Assumed Wall Sections

S46_Mott Street Townhouse in New York, New Yok, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

S47_Kolumba Museum in Cologne, Germany, Peter Zumthor

S48_Mulberry House in New York, New York, SHoP Architects


Due Wednesday, October 08 beginning of LAB SESSION.



SKETCHBOOK // WK 05 Thursday, Sept 25

Please be sure to label the sketches below accordingly in your own sketchbooks.


_General Sketches:

S33_ Sketch: One sketch of your assigned Joint AND One sketch of your movable Joint

S34_ Diagram: A CMU block wall and how it is re-enforced

S35_ Sketch: 3 Different ways to stack Bricks/Masonry


_Precedent Analysis:

S36_ Brick as Structure

S37_ Brick as Veneer


_Assemblies:

S38_ Brick/Masonry cavity wall

S39_ Brick/Masonry Veneer wall (different from precedent)

S40_ Detail of brick wall to roof connection



SKETCHBOOK // WK 04 Thursday, Sept 18

Please be sure to label the sketches below accordingly in your own sketchbooks.


_General Sketches:

S25_ Diagram: Framing plan + corresponding roof plan

S26_ Diagram: Wall framing elevation w/ window + door opening

S27_ Sketch: Section through Stairs


_Precedent Analysis:

S28_ Structure using a Ridge Board

S29_ Structure using a Ridge Beam


_Assemblies:

S30_ Gabled roof

S31_ Parapet roof

S32_ Detail of roof edge (fascia, soffit, eve detail)


(Remember for the Assemblies, you are encouraged to look up projects that have assemblies within each category. ArchDaily is a great reference and provides a search engine for certain materials. Once you locate a project you are welcome to redraw the exact assemblies you have found, just remember to cite.)


READING // WK 04 Thursday, Sept 11


Allen, Iano. Fundamentals of Building Construction:Materials and Methods Sixth Edition / Chapter 05 p. 209-240 + Chapter 08 p. 309- 315

Will be discussed in Lab Session Wednesday, Sept 24



READING // WK 03 Thursday, Sept 18


Allen, Iano. Fundamentals of Building Construction:Materials and Methods Sixth Edition / Chapter 05 p. 171-209

Will be discussed in Lab Session Wednesday, Sept 17



SKETCHBOOK // WK 03 Thursday, Sept 11

Please be sure to label the sketches below accordingly in your own sketchbooks.


_General Sketches:

S017_Diagram: Framing Plan (Floor)

S18_Diagram: Beam - Joist - Deck (Plywood)

S19_Sketch: Assembly Axon (Axonometric drawing, look it up)


_Precedent Analysis:

S20_Wood Tectonic

S21_Wood Stereotomic


_Assemblies: Wood Framining

S22_Balloon Framing

S23_Platform Framing (Vertical)

S24_Platform Framing (Horizontal)

(Remember for the Assemblies, you are encouraged to look up projects that have assemblies within each category. ArchDaily is a great reference and provides a search engine for certain materials. Once you locate a project you are welcome to redraw the exact assemblies you have found, just remember to cite.)




READING // WK 02 Thursday, Sept 4


Allen, Iano. Fundamentals of Building Construction:Materials and Methods Sixth Edition / Chapter 03 Wood p. 83-133

Will be discussed in Lab Session Wednesday, Sept 10



SKETCHBOOK // WK 02 Thursday, Sept 4

Please be sure to label the sketches below accordingly in your own sketchbooks.


_General Sketches: Dimensional Lumber

S09_Sketch: 2x4 use in construction

S10_Sketch: 2x4 use in construction

S11_Diagram: 2x4 Warping


_Precedent Analysis: Versatility of Wood

S12_Wood used TECTONICALLY

S13_Wood used STEREOTOMICALLY


_Assemblies: Wall Sections - WOOD

S14_Wood Skin

S15_Wood Enclosure

S16_Wood Roof

(Remember for the Assemblies, you are encouraged to look up projects that have assemblies within each category. ArchDaily is a great reference and provides a search engine for certain materials. Once you locate a project you are welcome to redraw the exact assemblies you have found, just remember to cite.)



OFFICIAL BOX // P01 Bridge! Thursday Aug 28

Below are images citing the official box that will be used as the two embankments for P01 Bridge!



SKETCHBOOK // WK 01 Wednesday Aug 27

Please be sure to label the sketches below accordingly in your own sketchbooks.


_General Sketches: P01 Bridge! Concept/Process sketches

S01_Diagram the forces acting on your P01 Bridge! design

S02_Concept sketch of your P01 Bridge! design

S03_Concept sketch of your P01 Bridge! design


_Precedent Analysis: Bridges around the world

S04_Bridge 01 - analyze structure and forces

S05_Bridge 02 - analyze structure and forces


_Assemblies: Assumed Wall Sections

S06_Lab Classroom

S07_Dormroom/Apartment

S08_Studio/Classroom


Due Wednesday, September 03 beginning of LAB SESSION.

- Professor Glassell


WELCOME TO CONSTRUCTION I! Tuesday Aug 26

Students should reference this page constantly for course updates, announcements, and information. Each week both SKETCHBOOK AND READING ASSIGNMENTS will be posted here. Please be sure to note the labeling system and employ that in your own sketchbooks.

Additionally, students should use the sidebar to reference course lectures, projects statements, and images as well as helpful links and tutorials.

Make good choices --

- Professor Glassell