||Weekly Class Schedule
||Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
||It is a prerequisite to
||Firas Abdulhameed Salman Al-Douri
||Office Hours / Room / Phone
||This course will critically examine concepts, theories, and practices of sustainable design across multiple scales. ‘Low-tech’ and ‘high-tech’ strategies will be examined, and excellence in architectural design will be explored through a critical analysis of case studies that employed state-of-the-art technologies.The goal is to understand how passive and active sustainable design strategies have not only been integrated into the design process but also drive the architectural and urban form.
||Schropfer, T. (Ed.) (2005) Ecological Urban Architecture: Qualitative approaches to sustainability, Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel. Smith, P.F. (2005) Architecture in a Climate of Change: A guide to sustainable design, 2nd Ed., Architectural Press, Oxford, UK.
||After successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Critically analyze key concepts, principles, and approaches of sustainable architecture and urban design
- Communicate those concepts, principles, and approaches in non-technical language
- Critically analyze case studies of sustainbale design and assess their impact on the urban and natural enviornment.
- Restructure and apply these concepts and techniques to improve the building environmental performance.
- Apply sustainable design strategies in studio projects and assess their impact on the building's performance
||1. Class lectures ( instructor’s presentations), 2. Individual exercises, 3. Team-based exercises, 4. A team-based sustainable design project , 5. class discussions around selected cases.
||Introduction to Sustainable Design
||Approaches to Sustainable Design Practice
||Schropfer, Chapter 1; 8-19
||Strategies for Sustainable Design Practice
||Bauer, Green Building; 69-73; 100-107
||Low Energy Techniques for Non-domestic Buildings
||Smith, Chapter 11; 127-137
||Smith, Chapter 4; 42-51
||Smith, Chapter 14; 181-187
||Wind and Rain Harvesting
||Smith, Chapter 9; 109-117
||Eco-Cities and Zero Energy Development
||Smith, Chapter 19; 235-244
||Dense and Green Technologies
||Schropfer, Dense + Green; 38-47
||No Classes; International Labor Day
||Double Envelopes and Green Roofs
||Kwok,The Green Studio Handbook, 43-54
||Transformation: Adaptive Reuse
||Computation and Materials in Sustainable Design
||Sustainable City Infrastructure