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Reading Assignment

[STANDARD ACT-ADD2-x: Student shall..]

If you are taking Architecture 2 next semester, then during the break read these websites and be prepared to discuss the concept of a "Not so Big House" when you return. 

http://www.notsobighouse.com/

http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuilding/how-to/articles/new-design-language.aspx

http://www.architectureweek.com/2000/1004/design_1-1.html

http://www.architectureweek.com/2000/0726/design_1-1.html

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: ?

Assignment

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Days to complete: 1
(Points: 0)

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ARCH2 Section 1.0

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First Day Stuff

[STANDARD CTAE-FS-5: Information Technology Applications: Student shall use multiple information technology devices to access, organize, process, transmit, and communicate information.]

first day of class stuff to do

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: ?

Assignment

  1. Receive a copy of the course syllabus. Read the syllabus. Take it home and have your parents read it also. Then fill out the signature page, sign and return it by next Monday.
  2. As per the instructions in the syllabus, create a G-mail account. Email Mr. Reece at tabascojack1 @ gmail.com
  3. As per the instructions attached below, create your blog at Blogger.
  4. Familiarize yourself with the website and read ahead in your assignments.

Days to complete: 1

(Points: 39)

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ARCH2 Section 1.1

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Not So Big House (Homework)

[STANDARD ACT-ADDI-1: Student will identify components related to the design process.]

Overview & summary of the "Not So Big House" design movement.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is the main design idea that involves the "Not So Big House" design movement?

Assignment

You are to read about the Not So Big House design movement that is described in the assigned readings. Take notes from each of the websites. You are to type a minimum two page essay about the movement. Be sure to include a description of the movement, key design concepts and descriptions of various elements that contribute to the design.


Take notes as you read because you will be using these design ideas to enhance your design project home.

Days to complete: 4
(Points: 100)

Critieria

General Guidelines

  • Type your paper on a computer and print it out on standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paper,
  • Double-space the text of your paper, and use a legible font like Times New Roman or Courier.
  • Leave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks.
  • Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides. Indent the first line of a paragraph one half-inch (five spaces or press tab once) from the left margin.
  • Use either italics or underlining throughout your essay for the titles of longer works, and only when absolutely necessary, providing emphasis.
  • Use 5 sources; at least one of which will be a book (print source).

Formatting the First Page of Your Paper

  • Do not make a title page.
  • In the upper left-hand corner of the first page, list your name, your instructor's name, the course, and the date. Again, be sure to use double-spaced text.
  • Double space again and center the title. Don't underline your title or put it in quotation marks; write the title in Title Case, not in all capital letters.
  • Use quotation marks and underlining or italics when referring to other works in your title, just as you would in your text, e.g.,
    • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as Morality Play
    • Human Weariness in "After Apple Picking"
  • Double space between the title and the first line of the text.
  • Create a header in the upper right-hand corner that includes your last name, followed by a space with a page number; number all pages consecutively with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.), one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin. 

CITATION

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ARCH2 Section 1.2

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Not So Big House (Homework)

[STANDARD ACT-ADDI-1: Student will identify components related to the design process.]

evaluation of your home space:

You are to evaluate the home in which you live using the "Not So Big House" design ideals.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is the main idea that involves the "Not So Big House" design movement?

Assignment

Prepare a table or spreadsheet for your information. The finished product should be informative, organized and easy to understand.

  • List every room in your house (excluding closets)
  • List the length and width of each room
  • List the square footage of each room
  • List activities that take place in each room
  • List the frequency that the activitiy occurs (daily, weekly, monthly, 4x a years, etc.
  • Sort the data in order of most used to least used.
Make an evaluation of your home using this information.

Days to complete: 3
(Points: 50)


Last Updated on Thursday, 16 August 2012 11:32
 

ARCH2 Section 1.3

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Environmental Design & Site Orientation

[STANDARD ACT-ADDI-1: Students will identify components related to the design process.]

for homework, read chapter 28, pages 549-562 and pages 515-518

In this unit, you will be learning about energy efficiency, insulation and site orientation as they apply to home designs.

Resources:

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Why is energy efficiency important to the design process?

Assignment

Read the chapters from the textbook so you will understand the terminology involved with the next few assignments.

Read the Certainteed Guide to Insulation Products linked above. Based on your readings determine the following items as they pertain to your model home:

  • Energy Insulation Requirements Zone (Use info from Certainteed p. 16-17 not the textbook for this)
  • Floor insulation
  • Wall insulation
  • Ceiling insulation
  • Any other enhancements you can make to improve the energy efficiency of your model home

Overhang Sizing - We want to check and see if our roof overhang meets the requirements for good passive solar design

Days to complete: 2

(Points: 50)

Report


Based on your research prepare a report that details the energy efficient construction methods you will use in your model home. Include the following:

  • Insulation types, location, thickness and R-value
  • Air infiltration protective measures
  • Door & Window insulation information
  • Potential for passive solar design (include calculations)
  • Changes you intend to make to your design

 

 
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 August 2012 11:34
 

ARCH2 Section 1.4

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Light Study of Model Home

[STANDARD ACT-ADDI-1: Student will identify components related to the design process.]

You are to evaluate how natural light would fill your model home.

Resources:

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is the minimum percentage of glazing to floor area and why is natural light important?

Assignment

  • Wrap the exterior walls with dark paper. Allow approvimately 10 inches of paper above the top of the walls.
  • Cut out window openings
  • Cut out door openings based on what type of glazing you have in the door.
  • Apply light colored paper to one side of the interior walls.
  • Position the house near the flood light and evaluate the amount of light in each room.
  • Adjust the elevation of the light to imitate the path of the sun: morning - noon - evening
  • Rotate the house to determine the best orientation: North, South, East or West.

Days to complete: 2
(Points: 50)

Report


Based on the best orientation of the house prepare a report that states the following:

  • Room name
  • Room square footage
  • Glazing square footage
  • Percentage of glazing to floor area
  • Amount of natural light (minimum, average, or abundant)
  • Changes you would make to the design to improve the use of natural light
  • State the optimum design orientation for your model home

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