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Introduction to Structure, Form and Architecture

Learn about the synthesis of architectural and structural form including its history in this free online course.

Architecture
Free Course
This free online course on Introduction to Structure, Form and Architecture will teach you about the impact of loads on structure and the synthesis of architectural and structural form. You will gain an understanding of the relationship between structure and architecture. You will be introduced to structural transformation in architectural history, factors affecting the structural forms and how animal architecture inspires structural design.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course on Introduction to Structure, Form and Architecture will teach you about the synergy between the three in creating structurally strong architecture that is functional, efficient and visually pleasing. This course identifies the structural transformation in architectural history. You will also learn about the factors that are affecting structural forms as well as the ways in which humans can learn from animal architecture.

This course begins by introducing you to structure, form and architecture; how structure is an important part of form. You will learn about the variations of structures from simple to complex forms which consist of beams, wall, slab and foundation. You will learn why load on structure is essential for its design and decision on the structural requirements. You will also learn about structure accepted in architecture, and structure ignored in architecture in form making. Furthermore, you will learn about the way animals build structural systems.

This free online course will give you an in-depth understanding about the relationship between structure, form and architecture. You will learn about the need for innovative materials and technologies for the changing structural requirements. This course will be of interest to architects, engineers and professionals in this field. Start this course today and increase your knowledge on structure, form and architecture.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Describe the synergy between structure and form.
  • Discuss architectural concepts and structures.
  • Identify the qualities that represent the overall experience of
    the building.
  • List the different types of loads that act on a building.
  • Describe the connection between structure and architecture in
    terms of ornamentation of structure and structure as
    ornament.
  • Distinguish between structure accepted in architecture, and
    structure ignored in architecture in form making.
  • Discuss the change in structural requirements from the
    prehistoric period to current times.
  • Explain the factors that affect the structural forms of a
    building.

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