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.
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.