INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture
||Enviromental Control Studio
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||2 + 2
|The course introduce theory and application of climate, energy use, and comfort as determinants of architectural form. Emphasis is on solid understanding of the environmental performance characteristics of buildings. In particular, students will be exposed to architectural methods and design strategies of the environmental system in order to understand and recommend appropriate solutions. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of environmental control systems with an emphasis on design that suit the site, climate, building type, and human comfort and provide solutions for energy related problems in buildings.
|• Introduce students with integrated design approach
• Provide basic knowledge on aspects of building environment controls related to architectural planning and design
• Develop understanding of the functions and characteristics of environmental control systems
• Provide knowledge of the interaction between passive and active environmental controls in small to medium scale buildings
- Architectural form as an environmental control system. CLIMATE as a context.
- DESIGN STRATEGIES. Integrated building design. Streets. Open spaces. Buildings.
- DESIGN STRATEGIES. Buildings. Zoned organizations. Location. Rooms and courtyards. Size and shape. Walls .Roofs. Floors. Windows.
- The Luminous Environment. Fundamentals of LIGHT. Lighting and human failings. Day lighting. Electric lighting.
- ACOUSTICS Design. Fundamentals of Sound. Noise isolation and control.
- RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES. Low energy techniques for housing. Advanced and ultra-low energy houses
- Sustainable design. Solar architecture. PASSIVE SYSTEM. Passive house.
- EXISTING housing: a challenge and opportunity
- HVAC System. VENTILATION. Natural Ventilation. HVAC: VENTILATION
- HVAC: HEATING & COOLING SYSTEMS. Indoor Air Quality – IAQ
- Energy sources. Water in Architecture. WATER + Waste
- Energy code. WIND and air movement
- Building design and energy strategies.
- Preparation for Final Exam. Course evaluation + review.
- Interactive Lectures
- Practical Sessions
- Discussions and group work
| Lab/Practical Exam(s)||25|
| Class Deliverables||25|
| Final Exam||1||30|
- Demonstate an understanding of the environmental issues impact design process, from initial site explorations to final construct detail
- Become aware of the wider sphere related to usage of the environmental control systems as architectural form determinants
- Developed a selection criteria for choosing an appropriate environmental control systems early in the design process
- Demonstarte an understanding of the implications of architectural design decisions on resource consumption
- G.Z.Brown and Mark DeKay, Sun, Wind and Light, Architectural Design Strategies, 2001
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||15||2||30|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)||12||2||24|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||2||2|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||2||2|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||10||10|
|Preparation for Final Examination||1||20||20|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project||1||15||15|
|Seminar / Presentation|| || ||0|