MANIT Syllabus Bachelor in Architecture Eighth Sem

MANIT Syllabus | Bachelor in Architecture | Eighth Sem

Eighth semester


Design of a multi-functional complex of buildings in the metropolitan context. Issues related to the growing problems of urban areas in third world countries and their future development shall be explored. Emphasis on the design with relation to the contextual environment, traffic and planning controls and impact analysis. An understanding of the architectural implications of such developmental scheme should lead to insights in the formulation of political and administrative policies for the development of the physical environment. The design problems may include projects like Re-densification, campus planning, factories, etc.

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


Domes, shells, vaults, arches. Large span roofing for special areas like Gymnasium, airport, stadium, etc.

Space frames, Geodesic domes. Tensile structures, pneumatic structures. Modern construction systems and techniques adopted like lift- slab, slip form, etc. Principles applied to the design of high rise buildings form structural system etc. Structural systems adopted for high- rise buildings like rigid frame system, shear wall system, tubular system, etc. Working and consideration for structural for disaster prone areas coastal areas structures, subterranean structures etc. Earth quake resistant structures, seismic performance Criteria and performance of structure


Definition of Urban design, scope of urban design under Indian context and its integration with urban planning. Historical development and approach to urban design – spatial organization, classical, functional, ornamental, etc. Urban form, its elements, visual order of form, sequence, scale, and visual space dynamics. The various surveys needed to document visual aspects of environs. Urban structure and design rational inter – relationship between economic activities, public organization, communication systems, urban conservation and land- use structure.

Review and designing of urban renewal and redevelopment projects for old and new towns.


Introduction , need and importance of management. Principles, theories, concepts, approaches, softwares in management, Role of manager.

Project Management Acquiring projects. Scope of work and liasoning, Feasibility studies, project proposal and reports, financial facilities. 239

Construction Management planning, monitoring and controlling. Planning techniques, Bar chart, CPM, PERT Selecting appropriate specification, manpower, technology, etc.

Financial Management, Value of work and cash flow costing and life cycle costing, Time, Value and money.

Organization and staffing purpose of organizing Human resources management, Motivation and productivity.

Note: This subject is to understand through case- studies of building projects. Sessional should be in the form of reports, charts and jury reviews.


Theory of interior design.

Visual perception of interior spaces, function, form, scale, proportion, balance, harmony and rhythm. Modern interior materials and their applications. Furniture, color and lighting, object de-art, adaptation of interior design to architectural spaces. Case studies of outstanding interior design examples. Project work.


Objective of subject Dissertation is to enlighten students on the fundamentals of Research methods before attempting final year Project Thesis.

Basics of research: Basic research principles and research methods. Report writing skills Dissertation

First phase of dissertation allows students to identify the broad area / field of Architecture of their interest in which they may intend to do the research. This is to be done by studying and reproducing the brief of technical papers in the form of report review.

Second phase allows the students to do the study of sample example of research already done by choosing the specific aspect / area relevant to broader field they have selected in first phase. This exercise involves the writing of report / review of book / journal dedicated to that specific aspect or area. This review writing is aimed to understand the method of collecting data (survey methods), analysis of data (statistics and mathematical formulas), drawing inferences and conclusion as attempted by the author of the book.

Third phase is the writing of detailed dissertation report. Students are expected to choose their own topic of research by referring the area / field already identified in other two phases.

Note: Sessionals will be submitted in the form of review reports and Dissertation report.

Department electives


This course intends to develop proficiency in CAAD and visualization Meaning of CAAD and importance in Architecture, software used in CAAD, introduction to visualization Preparation of drawing for visualization, understanding concepts of 2D drawings Introduction to the modeling techniques using NURBS and surfaces. Rendering, its concepts, material application, setting up lights, background, importing images Generating photorealistic images and creation of slide of slide shows


The objective of this subject is to equip the students with sufficient knowledge of valuation and arbitration

Valuation: Importance of valuation for rental, income/wealth tax,selling/ purchasing. Values, sinking fund,capitalized cost year purchase, methods of depreation and valuation tables Mortgage/ lease, fixation of rent of private/ Govt., residential,commercial buildings etc. Different methods of valuation. Valuation reports, duties and responsibilities as registered government valuer 240

Arbitration: Role and qualities of an arbitrater. Arbitration act-1940 with amendment tilldate Arbitration with reference to competitions, valuation, contract, land disputes and legal implications.


This subject is intended to introduce the fundamentals and philosophy of vastu shastra and its application

Introduction to vastu shastra and its application. Study of man, functions and structures and their interrelationships. Application of Vastu Shastra in buildings and planning schemes. Assessment of building performance. Interior and exterior design as per Vastu principles


This course intends to develop an understanding of Site Planning and landscape architecture to compliment architectural design. Introduction to site planning its scope and role. Environmental/ regional contact in site planning and landscape design. Access network parking and service planning. Service layout and trenching. Factors effecting Site Planning and landscape design. Geological setup, Topography/ Slope, Drainage network, Flora and fauna.

Use of land development softwares; Landscape constructions, Pavings, curbs, edgings, drains, trees/plants in paved areas, services , trenches, landscape furniture etc. Ponds, pools, waterways and fountains

Design exercise incorporating all /part of the above

Note: Sessionals shall be in form of reports, drawings, models and examples


Journalism in general, Theories of journalism, Techniques and processes, Contemporary Architectural journalism, Digital Journalism, Architecture, Arts and Journalism / Media


Architecture/ Visuals/ Language meaning psychology. Visual theories. Architectural implications of virtual environment. Digital arts and presentations/ Media Elements of Visual design. Discussion and analysis of various types of communication media including visual identities. Study and application of drawing and other communication skills for architects.


Basic remote sensing, platform, sensors, and introduction to sensors, basic principal & methods of photo interpretation and techniques of data collection through satellite data. Classification techniques using satellite data. Digital image processing, enhancement techniques in urban information extraction. Aerial photography as a tool for collection of data and preparation of maps, its application in planning and preparation for a project, orientation concept and methodology transformation and adjustment techniques.

Experiments in lab, Instruction for making overlays. Computation of photo scale

Orientation of a stereo pair under a mirror stereoscope. Recognition on aerial photograph of objects indicated on ground photographs. Detection of defined objects, Description and identification of objects. Use of auxiliary features for object identification. Systematic scanning of a photograph, and object identification. Identification of land use with a given classification. Monitoring urban changes, Mosaic preparation. Base map preparation & elementary data analysis using satellite data. Experiments in lab, Instruction for making overlays. Classification preparation. Interpretation & delineation of various land use on satellite data products. GIS techniques and their application in planning field

Note: Sessional work shall consist of term paper, small project formulation using satellite data and analytical report preparation through GIS, seminars 241

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