MANIT Syllabus Bachelor in Architecture 7th Sem

MANIT Syllabus Bachelor in Architecture Seventh Sem

Seventh semester


Design of high density, large scale housing: Socio-economic determinants, legislative and economic constraints and technological alternatives shall be studied in detail. Exercises in simulation and conceptual modeling shall be conducted. Application of concepts of community participation, phasing, financing and construction planning Computer aided Project documentation including basic working drawings, preliminary estimates, outline specifications and scheduling aimed at comprehensive understanding of the implementation process. The design exercises may include apartment blocks, multi-storey office building, hospitals, hotels, corporate offices, call centres, etc.

Study Tour- A study tour should be conducted during the semester as per the requirement of design studio/ exercise.


Curtain wall- steel, aluminium, Advance foundation types- grillage, pile raft etc. Exterior finishes and treatments Water proofing, sound proofing, fire proofing, thermal inslation etc. Expansion joints

Shop fronts, show windows etc, Advance construction system – waffle slab, reinforced brick construction, glass block construction etc.

Note: sessionals will be in the form of reports, drawings and scaled models. There shall be regular visits to construction sites. 237

AR413 STRUCTURES 7( Structure Design)

The course intends to develop the understanding of structural design buildings. RCC Buildings, Steel buildings Composite structures.

Note: The course shall include site visits and short seminars and the sessionals shall be in the form of calculations, drawings and models.


The course aims at introducing the history of development of settlement planning and also gives emphasis on tracing broad principles of settlement design. Man‘s role in designing and developing settlements. Various factors influencing development of settlements. Introduction to settlement planning followed during various river valley civilizations. General information of various settlement planning principles and examples from ancient India and study of the principles described in the ancient Indian text. Planning in the pre independent India i.e. contribution of mughal and british . Settlement planning principles developed and contributed by Egyptians, greeks and roman etc. study of city planning during medieval and renaissance period.Study of selected historical examples of villages, towns , forts,palaces gardens, public places etc.

Note: the sessionals will be in the form of report, seminars and presentations.


Introduction to Town Planning, need, basic term and definition. Development and impact of Industrial revolution on settlement planning; Philosophies of eminent planners and their work.

Introduction to survey of planning, planning acts and bye laws. New towns and introduction to planning process, zoning and document.

Note: Sessional shall be in form of design of small town planning schemes, site layout in urban areas and villages schemes.


This course intends to build an understanding of Landscape Architecture to compliment Architectural Design. Introduction of landscape architecture, its scope and role in architecture & planning. The landscape elements, major revolution in landscape architecture, study of works of pioneers of various revolutions. Major garden styles: Hindu, Buddhist, Mughal, Japanese, Italian etc. Their design philosophy, structure components and planting design. Landscape design process. Preparation of technical data sheets, study of plant material and preparation and herbarium. Landforms: modification, alteration accentuation, grading etc.. Study of works of major landscape architects. Design exercise covering all parts of the above.

Note: The sessional shall be in form of reports, drawings, models and examples.


Economics: Broad features of Indian Economy, Economic significance of building, features of development plans, Money and banking functions, factors of production, macro economic theory, demand and supply, Indifference curve analysis, Equilibrium of firm, laws of returns, macroeconomic concepts and system, theory of growth and models.

Land economics: Land as limited resource, demand for land acquisition. Economics of regional Development: Economic development in relation to the regional planning, regional economic theories, problems and prospects of balanced regional development. 238

Building Economics: Building Efficiency and cost reduction through planning, design of building components, use of new materials and innovative construction techniques etc. rent and other building acts, economics of high rise buildings.

SociologyIntroduction- man his social and physical environment, social group and social structure, utility and relation with architecture.. Indian Communities- Rural and Urban communities, their social structures and problems, cultural heritage, rituals and community gatherings, etc. Urbanization- Trends and characteristics, dynamics of urban growth and social change and attitude, value and behavior, review of Planning Commission reports.. Social aspect of physical environment, its limitations and implications on buildings, neighborhood planning, slum improvements and city fabric. Case study, sociological study of communities with their habitat and built environment


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