First Theory Lesson Of The Year…

Research in source:

  • Scholarly:
    • Written by an expert (High level)
  • Trade:
    • Written by professional in a particular industry (within the industry)
  • Popular:
    • E.g. Sheffield Star
    • Spoken to someone
    • Tv programme on topic (broad)

Evaluating a source:

  1. Who is the author of the source?
    • Are they qualified?
  2. How did the source get its information?
    • Reliable source

If the source does not have a reference, not valid source! Have a look back and look for more evidence for the source!

History of a building:

Type and precedents

  • Residential:
    • Houses, apartment, terrace, cottage, mansion or hall
  • Agricultural
    • Barns and farmhouse
  • Industrial
    • Mills, factories, warehouse or workshops
  • Religious
    • Church, chapels, mosques and temples
  • Cultural
    • Cinema, museum, theatre, art gallery, library, entertainment

New Building

Existing use



Buildings are often adapted for a new purpose.

What happened on upper floors of their building (32 Cambridge Street)

  • Planning process
    • Apply for planning or licence from council

Historical. now and future.

Documenting a precedent building:

  • Consider issues such as resources and orientation etc
  • Understanding a building and writing about it
  • Address, photo and blurb, map
  • Broader context
  • The surrounding
  • Photograph of the street with your building in
  • History
    • Past use
    • Use classes
    • Planning
  • Current history
    • Describe inside
    • Space and amount of floors
  • Materials
    • Type of materials
    • Why? Designed for a reason?
  • Accessibility
    • Stairs and lifts
  • Design restrictions
    • Listed buildings?
    • Key structural information

History England!

Full Listed or listed part of the building?


A large chunk of todays session was about the Precedent study report that we have to write at the end of the project and I learned about sourcing work. Also I learned more about how to study buildings and the technical  names of different types of buildings.



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