SYSTEMS FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
- analyze and fully understand the relationship between Architecture and City in particular in the experience of the Italian and European city (1st Dublin descriptor);
- apply the skills acquired in the field of architecture and city design with reference to basic tools and knowledge of urban morphology, sustainable urban design and public space configuration (2nd Dublin descriptor);
- acquire a necessary and indispensable autonomy of critical (or self-critical) judgement on the architectural design declined with respect to the specific themes described in the contents (3rd Dublin descriptor);
- to strengthen the communicative capacity within the architecture and city project to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors, as well as the knowledge and the reasoning underlying them, in particular with respect to the indications described in the contents (4th Dublin descriptor).
- develop learning skills that allow students to continue studying mostly in a self-directed or autonomous way. (5th Dublin descriptor).
This technical module will be applied to the architectural project and will be divided into 2 parts.
The first part of the course will provide the basic concepts on which the sustainable approach to design is based, with particular attention to the technological solutions that characterize the sustainable concept of a building.
In the second part, the phases of the design process will be addressed with particular attention to the use of renewable energy sources.
In the first part of the course the basic concepts for sustainable design will be provided. The key points of this phase will be the following:
- introduction to the sustainable approach to design
- analysis of technologies for energy efficiency in buildings and identification of the parameters that characterize their energy performance
- building envelope
- air conditioning systems
- systems for internal and external lighting of buildings
- appliances and equipment
In the second part of the course, the concepts discussed in the first part will be applied to the architectural project. In particular, the energy aspects related to the design of solar systems for the production of thermal and electrical energy will be examined in this phase.
Robert McDowall. Fundamentals of HVAC Systems. Elsevier Science, 2007.
Further bibliographical information will be provided during the course.
The didactic activities will be carried out by privileging active learning methods alternating with lectures, case studies and in-depth seminars. During the case studies (in general authors and/or contemporary architecture projects), the student will be privileged to discuss architectural design issues with the student, also in order to bring out the students' pre-knowledge of the topics in question.
The lessons will be organized in presence and in case of need there will be contributions at a distance (via Teams).
The Laboratory, provides for the verification of learning through the evaluation of the project intended as a synthesis of the student's knowledge and ability to apply it. The final oral test consists of an individual interview through which the knowledge and critical understanding of the built architecture (1st, 2nd Dublin descriptor) in relation to the project will be verified. The interview will also test the student's communicative and learning/reasoning skills, clarity of exposure and the use of discipline specific terminology (4th, 5th Dublin descriptor). The ability to apply the knowledge will be verified through the project papers. During the final test, in the case of group design/exercise, it is necessary that each member of the group masters the whole exercise in its entirety as well as the parts he or she has personally supervised.