Sheridan College
FAST
Architectural Technology/Technician Program
Project # 2: Building Types: Past, Present and Future
Instruction
Research the evolution of building types (function) and predict the future trends by studying its
expression, culture and technological developments. The report must be an individual work. Up to two
students may choose the same building type. The report can have images, sketches and drawings to
illustrate the comparative analysis of historic, contemporary and future designs. The report must be
minimum of two pages (without sketches) or 500 words can be up to a maximum of ten pages.
Due: The report will be due week 13, at the beginning of your class. Please print a hard copy and submit.
The Report:
Q 1: Research a historical building and compare it to current (contemporary) buildings having similar
functions and submit a report regarding your findings it terms how much the cultural, technological and
architectural expressions had changed the function.
Q 2: What is the future direction of architecture for your chosen building type?
Use the following as your source:
Pritzker Awards
Aga Khan Awards
World Architecture News Awards
Kortright Centre and other sustainability centre, BRE innovation parks
Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition
Images/ ideas of futuristic architecture in the movies and books (e.g. Star Trek, Star Wars, Golden
Compass, Blade Runner, the Matrix)
Some of the suggested building types are as follows; please select up to two students per building type
from the following list:
1: Schools.
2:Gymnasium:
3:Commercial: Market places, Agoras
Housing:
4: Palaces,
5: Single family residences
6: Multi unit residential buildings
7: Sports complex, stadia
Worship places:
8: Church
9: Temples
10: Mosques
11: Funerary buildings: from tombs to cemeteries today
12: Or any other building type that can have historic reference, to ba approved by the professor.
Evaluation criteria and rubric:
Description
Ex.
G
F
P
Weight
1
Introduction of the buildings: Past and Present
2.0
1.75
1.25
0.5
2
2
Comparison: Bldgs’s Space planning (Function)
2.0
1.75
1.25
0.5
2
3
Comparison: Bldgs’s Architectural Style; Exterior
(beauty)
2.0
1.75
1.25
0.5
2
4
Comparison: Bldgs’s Architectural Style; Interior
(beauty)
2.0
1.75
1.25
0.5
2
5
Explanation of Construction Technique / Material
(strength)
2.0
1.75
1.25
0.5
2
6
Proposed future design
5.0
4.0
2.5
1.5
5
Total:
15
Marks
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Sheridan College FAST Architectural Technology/Technician