Environmental Architectural Design of Buildings

Course Information
TitleΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΟΣ ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΟΣ ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΣ ΚΤΙΡΙΩΝ / Environmental Architectural Design of Buildings
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000157

Programme of Study: PPS TPM - EISAKTEOI APO 2022 KAI EXĪS

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Programme of Study: PPS TPM (EISACΗTHENTES EŌS KAI 2021)

Registered students: 7
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses954

Class Information
Academic Year2015 – 2016
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΕ0300Dimitrios Aravantinos, Christina Giarma
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course, the student must be able to: • to conceive, study and comprehend the architectural dimension of a project, • to recognize, analyse, compose and design the individual building elements of a building project on the basis of the proposals of the architectural design of the project. After the successful completion of the course, the student must be capable of: • recognising and understanding the constructional and technical problems related to a civil engineer’s field of action, which are derived from the proposals of architectural design, • looking for solutions for these problems, proposing and documenting computationally specific measures in order to address them, • choosing appropriate materials, methods and techniques of construction that are able to cover the demands derived from architectural design, • supervising and guidin the implementation of the works.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Introduction to and analysis of the content of architectural Design • Definitions and field of application. Scales of application (macro-/meso-/microscale). Architectural design/ building construction/ spatial and urban planning. Energy-saving/ bioclimatic/environmental/sustainable design. Historical data. • The building as the central object of the architectural design. Characteristics of the building. Types of buildings. Constructional structure of the building: load bearing structures/building elements/building materials-products. The building as a constructional project. The aspects of the building’s life cycle. • Elements of regulatory context. The new building regulation in Greece and other regulations as decision-related contexts; influences on the Design. • The architectural drawing as a means of expression and transfer of the proposals of architectural Design. Reading and understanding the architectural- building drawings: drawing scales, the mapping plan, sketch. The grid: types, field of application. Conventional drawings (plan views/ sections/ facades/ constructional details). • Presentation, comments of a completed design. The demands of the assignor, the topographic plan, the architectural and structural design, the design of mechanical systems, energy-saving design, constructional details, drawings scales, etc. • The process of architectural design. Steady data (e.g. regulatory context). Varying functions (introduction of the building into the urban scale and the site’s scale, planning the indoor spaces, technology, aesthetics). • Application to the residence. Needs and activities covered by a residence. Typology and types of residences. Staircases/ corridors/ wet spaces. Criteria for locating functions. Presentation and discussion on residences architectural designs.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
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