This paper is prepared based on a workshop experience in which over one hundred first year students were involved. The process of education for the first year students is somehow controversial because on their side there is a lack of fundamental knowledge of building sciences, on one hand and on the other hand there is a need for getting them prepared for their further educational stages which makes it quite complicated. Having a general look at this process and trying to establish a rather conscious approach towards the problem, this paper is invigorated with a real experience of an architectural module which specifically targets the most critical aspects of architectural education – preparing the basis for grasping the empirical knowledge of building.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of IASS Symposium 2005 (International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures)|
|Place of Publication||Bucharest, Romania|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Piroozfar, P., & Popovic Larsen, O. (2005). A practical approach to design of structures: a learning experiment through research, design and physical modelling. In Proceedings of IASS Symposium 2005 (International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures) IASS. http://www.iass-structures.org/index.cfm/page/activities/is/ps2005.htm