ST-111 Architectural Detailing (1)

The Faculty of Architecture / Architectural Conservation and Restoration
3rd Year, sem 1, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C+1L | ECTS Credits: 3
Technical Sciences
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh. Zina Macri
Teaching Staff:
asist.dr.arh. Oana Pavăl, asist.dr.arh. Roxana Axinte
Learning outcomes:
Development of the necessary skills for imagining and creating an architectural design that satisfies the users' different needs and exigencies.
The skills to understand contemporary issues in the design of architectural assemblies and details, and the ability to use them in creating sustainable architecture.
Understanding the requirements for different architectural assemblies and understanding a range of good-practice solutions for exterior and interior walls, ceilings, floors and pavements.
The ability to find, to select and to use adequate information for the specific requirements of a detailing design.
Understanding the intricate correlations between the design process, the construction process and the expressive potential inherent in architectural detailing.
The adequate knowledge of technical vocabulary and the correct use of specialty terms.
Introduction on the assessment of design solutions and construction details; selection criteria in architectural design - building materials/finishing systems/architectural details/technology. Performance-Based Building Design. The multiple interactions between the environment and the buildings, and how they impact the design of architecture.
External walls and their environmental control/mediation role within the building envelope.
Specific design solutions for different constructions systems and building materials used for external walls; fair-faced masonry and exposed concrete walls; plastered/rendered walls. Claddings.
Internal/partition walls; dry lining.
Ceilings - the upper enclosing surface of spaces; suspended ceilings; thermal and acoustic added properties, specific materials and architectural products.
Floors and pavements - the lower enclosing surface of spaces; waterproofing, thermal and acoustic added properties, specific materials and architectural products. Transitions and junctions between different floors maintaining the same level, at different levels, with vertical building elements and materials.
The building in relation with the terrain – external walls, pavements, sidewalks.
Teaching Method:
Lectures based on visual presentations - with digital image and/or video support. Free discussion in class.
Assessment during the semester activity (50% as an average from the evaluation of practical exercises developed during seminars) and final written examination during the exam session (50% multiple choice test).
Asquini, V., Prager, E. (colab.thn), Indicator Tehnic în construcții. Ed. Cartea Românească, 1945
Berge, B., The Ecology of Building Materials. Elsevier, 2009
Dabija, A.M., Sisteme performante pentru fațade. Componenta opacă a fațadei. Ed. Univ. Ion Mincu, 2005 (Ed. a doua)
Dabija, A.M., Noțiuni de proiectare a tâmplăriilor la clădiri cu funcțiuni civile. Ed. Univ. "Ion Mincu", ed. a II-a
Deplazes, A., Constructing Architecture. Birkhauser, 2005
Hardt, D., Materiale pentru construcții și finisaje. IAIM, 1996
Pană, R., Fizica construcțiilor. Higrotermica. Însorire și protecție solară. Ed. Univ. Ion Mincu, 2010
Stan, A., Finisaj - vol.I. Curs IAIM, 1989
Stan, A., Finisaj - vol.II. Curs IAIM, 1987
The lectures will be held online using Zoom platform, according to the official Orar schedule. The students must conect to the meeting sessions with cameras open and must keep them open during the whole class.
The UAUIM students which must take this discipline, are officially registered for it and do not belong to the 3rd year group will get in contact with the 3rd year student representative, to be taken into evidence for the discipline's activities, discussions and exams.
Also, the "Detaliere arhitecturală 1 & 2, anul 3 CR Sibiu/UAUIM" Facebook group is created for this discipline (please ask to register at, for a better communication between tutors and students.