Building Materials & Construction Paper_Second Year
Detailed construction drawings
This course introduced us to the basics of New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) and Department of Building and Housing (DBH). Drawings are presented below as part of a series of a bigger project detailing selected features of a house (group project). Of particular focus was reference to NZS 3604: Timber Framed Buildings.
The most interesting thing about this side of Architecture was learning about the core structure of a built form. Having knowledge in the science of construction gives the designer more opportunity, flexibility and strength to design not just an aesthetically or sensorally pleasing form, but a functional one as well.