01 | February 16
CT_Introduction/ definition; why and what is AR, alteration, intervention
The introduction class looks at questions on what is Adaptive Reuse and why is AR so important in todays world. AR Definitions. The current significance of building adaptation and its difference to building maintenance, problems and opportunities/ advantages and disadvantages in AR.
02 | February 23
CT_- Constructing Change, This class will look at broader meanings of change, how change can be seen as the center of all design interventions. The class will look at the history and current use of change and how this can impact change in the built environment.
– Discuss: CASE STUDY and PAPER
Research and argument based on the book The Craft of Research, G Colomb and J Williams
RESEARCH INTRODUCTION_ LIBRARY INTRO Location: Library, 3.00pm
03 | March 02
CT_- BUILDING adaptability
General questions on “what is Adaptability” and, “design for adaptability” will be discussed and linked to
“Adaptability and environmental performance” and “Influences on adaptation versus redevelopment”.
Reasons for adapting buildings and elements of the building, as well as a buildings inherent adaptability.
A _ CASE STUDY and PAPER TOPIC PROPOSAL DUE
04 | March 09
CT_ forms of existing building interventions I
MAINTAINANCE and UPGRADES: Adaptation to the same use; change to another use; choice of uses
Mechanical, structural, code, energy upgrades, maintenance, retrofit, … .
05 | March 16
CT_ Introduction IEBC
The understanding of technical rules and regulations regarding AR, building documentation and maintenance.
– HaBS Historic American Building Survey introduction
– Discussions on case study and paper topic proposals
March 23- SPRINGBREAK
06 | March 30
CT_ forms of existing building interventions II
DESIGN INTERVENTIONS: Design based interventions as: Installations, insertions, additions and extensions.
A _ PAPER TOPIC FIRST DRAFT DUE
07 | April 06
CT_ conservation, restoration, preservation and alteration
The cultural, technical and regulations on conservation, preservation and intervention- criteria. Issues on listed buildings (National Parks Service) and the secretary of the interior’s standard on the treatment of historic properties.
Guest: Ronald Onorato, Professor URI, commissioner on the Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage commission, member of the National Register of Historic Places Review Board.
A _ CASE STUDY FIRST DRAFT DUE
08 | April 13
CT_ structural alterations- IEBC /chapter 34:
Structural alterations and their influence on costs, codes and design will be presented and discussed.
– NY visit/ Guest lecture- Structural engineer Ben Cornelius
09 | April 20
A _ PAPER FINAL DRAFT DUE/ PEER PRESENTATIONS
10| April 27
CT_ ISSUES OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT:
General issues on urban development will be presented and discussed, such as the philosophy of smart growth and other (international) related urban fields that are close with our focus in “adaptive reuse” (new urbanism, resource Stewardship, land preservation, non- urban sprawl, urban preservation,..).
Basic principles, its history and policies of smart growth will be introduced. http://rhodemapri.org/
A _ CASE STUDY FINAL DRAFT DUE/ PEER PRESENTATION
11 | May 04
Building market driven Issues on Performance Management, Performance Concept, Types of Maintenance, Market conditions affecting Adaptation, Changes in Demand, Changes in Supply, Phasing of Adaptation, Feasibility Criteria and Criteria for Viability will be presented and discussed.
12 | May 11
A _ CASE STUDIES/ PAPER PRESENTATION
13 | May 15
Hand-in of final papers. Time TBD
A _ Final paper and case study report DUE