ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Course Information
TitleΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΟΣ ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΣ / ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Code03EE10
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002566

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2020-21 EŌS SĪMERA

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course326

Class Information
Academic Year2014 – 2015
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
20051543
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes: Upon successful completion of the studio course, students will: a) have good comprehension of the parammeters of environmental design, pertinent to residential design (work-live environment), b) have good comprehension of the fundamental principles and tools of environmental design, c) have developed the ability of creatively utilising environmental parammeters in the design process, d) have developed critical thinking in relation to the environmental impact of architectural design.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Environmental design is a process of integration and utilisation of environmental parameters in the design of programs, policies, buildings, or products. This process is refined in a variety of methodological approaches, at the scale of architectural and urban design. The creative use of environmental parameters, in the design process, does not merely aim to adapt buildings to the landscape and climate, to ensure comfort, but actively seeks to integrate environmental and socio-political conditions of a place. The studio course introduces an environmental perspective of architectural design focusing on the cellular unit: residence - workplace. Housing is essential to human development and a key component of the urban fabric. Before the mass introduction of high-rise housing, the single-family residence was a common form of habitation. Contemporary urban conditions, as formulated in the context of technological developments, social, and environmental transformations leave open the re-definition of the habitation unit. The current model of urban living often includes the workplace of one or more family members. The environmental perspective of the construction of the built environment, especially in relation to urban and suburban conditions, dictates redefinition of priorities and design tools, towards multiple objectives: conservation of natural resources, enhancement of the microclimate, overall reduction of architecture's contribution to local and global environmental issues. The studio course addresses the theme of residential design in suburban surroundings. Taking passive response to local climate, as a point of departure, the studio investigates a range of environmental tools and strategies, pertinent to the interrelation of building and (sub-urban) context. Optimal orientation, the adaptation to local conditions (climate, microclimate, terrain, etc.), the use of solar energy for heating and daylighting, natural ventilation, optimal choice of materials, or efficient water management, while deserving a technical approach, are investigated and elaborated upon as integral parts of the design process. Lectures by members of the teaching staff and presentations by guest speakers are scheduled for the duration of the semester and will take place alongside individual and group critiques of student projects.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Student Assessment
Description
Students are assessed on the basis of a design scheme on which they work throughout the term. Assessment criteria include creativity, design robustness, documentation, representation skills, and refer both to intermim crits and presentations and to the final submission at the end of term.
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [7883]: ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΕΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΕΣ ΚΑΤΟΙΚΙΕΣ, ΚΑΛΟΓΗΡΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΣ Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [14200]: ENEPΓEIA ΣTHN APXITEKTONIKH, TΣIΓKAΣ EPΩTOKPITOΣ (ΕΠΙΜΕΛΕΙΑ) Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [40996]: ΑΝΩΝΥΜΗ ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΤΙΚΟΙ ΠΑΡΑΓΟΝΤΕΣ, AMOS RAPOPORT & ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΙΔΗΣ Λεπτομέρειες
Last Update
26-09-2014