Research in source:
- Written by an expert (High level)
- Written by professional in a particular industry (within the industry)
- E.g. Sheffield Star
- Spoken to someone
- Tv programme on topic (broad)
Evaluating a source:
- Who is the author of the source?
- Are they qualified?
- 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
- Houses, apartment, terrace, cottage, mansion or hall
- Barns and farmhouse
- Mills, factories, warehouse or workshops
- Church, chapels, mosques and temples
- Cinema, museum, theatre, art gallery, library, entertainment
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
- Past use
- Use classes
- Current history
- Describe inside
- Space and amount of floors
- Type of materials
- Why? Designed for a reason?
- Stairs and lifts
- Design restrictions
- Listed buildings?
- Key structural information
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.