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Leaving Certificate Construction Studies

Architectural Heritage

Student name: Class: Built heritage workbook

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Student Instructions 

Complete this work book in class when finished assigned tasks and/or at home.

Keep answers concise at all times

Focus on incorporating the main points.

In unit 1 & 2 you must answer the questions based on the content covered in class.

Provide particular attention to developing your sketching skills. Use colour appropriately.

Using the QR code on the title page you can access the for website of support.

Alternatively access the blog at http://archheritage.blogspot.ie/

Use the blog when encountering difficulty

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Unit 1

Define the term Built Heritage:

Why is it important to provide a duty of care for heritage buildings?

Briefly state what defines a heritage building:

List and explain heritage buildings in the locality:

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Unit 1

Evaluate one of these building in terms of the cultural history of the locality:

Complete a well proportioned sketch of the front elevation of the building in the space provided:

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Unit 1

Explain the key principles of

architecture:

Complete a well proportioned labelled sketch of this of architectural heritage: (use colour)

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Unit 1

Describe, with the aid of labelled sketches, the main features of architecture.

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Unit 1

Describe, briefly, the history of the building which is being explored for the class trip:

Evaluate the importance of this building:

Complete a well proportioned 2D sketch of the building in the space provided.

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Unit 2

Evaluate the significance of the explored building to the cultural history of the locality:

Describe an aspect of the trip which appealed to you the most.

What part of the castle (either historical significance or the actual building) is most important to you? Why?

Has your opinion about local built heritage changed?

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Unit 2

Complete a well proportioned 2d sketch of the front elevation of the building:

Complete an isometric sketch of the building:

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Unit 3

Why is specialist knowledge required when working with heritage buildings?

State and explain the main Conservation principles:

List the scheme/stages which must be followed while completing conservation work. Research building

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Unit 3

In order to avoid historical damage what key conservation principle must be followed?

Evaluate the importance of this principle in order to maintain the integrity and historical value of the building

Explain how the maintenance of the traditional sash window is vital to the character of a building:

Name and explain one common problem associated with traditional sash windows:

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Unit 3

Explain how the outlined problem can be solved

Complete a well proportioned labelled sketch of a sash window indicating clearly areas where problems can occur:

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Unit 3

A thatched cottage (right) is under conservation. Describe the correct procedure required to restore the sash windows. Use notes and sketches:

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Unit 4

Using annotated sketches compare traditional stone walls to modern concrete cavity walls. Traditional Walls

Modern walls

Explain why traditional stone walls are extremely thick. Use a sketch to back up your answer.

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Unit 4

Explain the principle behind the functioning of traditional walls. What building material allows for this? Why?

Describe one common problem associated with traditional stone/brick walls:

Using notes and sketches outline your solution to the problem outlined above. (continued on next page)

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Unit 4

An owner of a heritage building is considering removing the external plaster of the house in order to reveal the traditional stone work. The current plaster work is damaged. Provide advice to the homeowner regarding his/her proposal:

Explain to the homeowner what the correct approach is.

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Unit 4

Outline and explain your approach to solving the problem for the homeowner: Plaster has cracked and broken away

Complete a vertical section of the wall which graphically explains your solution:

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Individual research of a heritage building

Briefly introduce the building under exploration:

Describe the function of the building:

Complete a sketch of the front elevation of the building in the space provided. Use colour as appropriate.

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Individual research of a heritage building

Evaluate how this building has influenced the development of the locality?

State four reasons why this building should be maintained for future generations:

Complete sketches of three main external features such as windows, arches, stone work etc. 1.

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Individual research of a heritage building

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Individual research of a heritage building

Complete an open plan of the building (birds view) and explain the function of the rooms:

Conclude by stating why you think it is important for this building to be maintained for future generations to embrace.

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Additional notes/sketches/study:

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Feedback sheet: Section: Written answers

Teachers feedback

Sketches

Overall effort

On completion of the workbook the teacher and student will sign below.

Teacher signature

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Student signature

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Further Study Now that you have completed your workbook does not mean your exploration of the built heritage should come to an end. In fact this is just the beginning. It is now time for you to become independent active learners and begin to explore the built heritage individually. This does not mean you have to continuously visit heritage buildings (but you can). By keeping in contact with http://archheritage.blogspot.ie/ you can investigate up to date links. Simply scan in the QR code and use the website in your free time. Also keep in mind you have the opportunity to undertak heritage related project for your Leaving cert. This involves a detailed exploration of a heritage building. You will then have to complete a written report along with a scaled model (right). Check out the website for more information and always feel free to leave a comment.

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