A great deal of time has been spent on discussing residential architectural design as it relates to passive solar building design, traffic flow, room sizes, and placement of rooms. Preliminary Design Presentation Rubric Factors that underlie the successful application of passive solar building design are intrinsically linked. Window design and shading strategies, thermal mass and building … Read more
Digital Fabrication is the process that joins Design with Construction/Production through the use of 3D modeling software and additive and subtractive manufacturing processes. The following is an iPhone 5C Kickstand design created using Autodesk Inventor. The design is open source; freely available and may be modified.
Using Prezi, complete a digital portfolio from the information presented and completed in class. Content of portfolio should provide evidence of growth and show progression from basic to more advanced topics of study. Trimester Digital Portfolio Rubric The following PDF is a sample writing outline. These short constructed responses explain student growth and understanding as … Read more
2014 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The contest calls upon secondary and post-secondary students around the globe to redesign an existing product or create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished. Put your inspiration to work and get recognized.
The F10 House was one of five designs selected for construction in a national competition by the City of Chicago. It strives to reduce life-cycle environmental consequences by a factor of 10 compared to the average U.S. home built today, while demonstrating that sustainable design can be affordable. The 1,200 square-foot building has a green … Read more
The following method of creating a social contract sets the tone using images of qualities most important to each student. What quality to wish to convey. Using Google, search images. Paste image into Microsoft Word. Set image width to 3″ under Format. Insert text box with first and last name. Go to Wrap Text and change … Read more
Explain computer-aided design, identify applications for CAD in different areas of drafting, identify features of CAD software, list advantages of specific CAD applications, identify drawing and editing commands, explain purpose of colors, linetypes, and layers, and explain layer editing. These objectives will be met creating single view CAD drawings. AutoCAD 2014 Preview Guide Single-View CAD … Read more
To make drawings, and in some cases to solve problems by means of lines, certain geometric constructions are frequently used. All of these constructions are drawn using drawing instruments. They are based mainly on plane geometry. In drawing these constructions, accuaracy is important. Draw construction lines lightly. Make all given and required lines thin but … Read more
The summer days are nearing an end and soon fall will be upon us. This will be an exciting year as all of my classes are diving deeper into architectural and mechanical design using CAD software. The Drafting and Design class will use AutoCAD for 2D design for the first 6 weeks or so and … Read more
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