PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE BIOCLIMATIC DESIGN OF BUILDING ENVELOPES AND OUTDOOR SPACES

Course Information
TitleΑΡΧΕΣ ΒΙΟΚΛΙΜΑΤΙΚΟΥ ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΥ ΚΤΙΡΙΑΚΩΝ ΚΕΛΥΦΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΟΣ ΧΩΡΟΥ / PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE BIOCLIMATIC DESIGN OF BUILDING ENVELOPES AND OUTDOOR SPACES
Code03TB10
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002567

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 209
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course323

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600127898
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • 01EA10 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN 1
  • 02EE10 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS & BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
  • 02EA10 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN 2
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims to adress both the positive and negative impacts of environmental parameters on the design of building envelopes. The purpose of this approach is to formulate a a methodology for building design: the choice of appropriate materials and the application of suitable construction techniques in order to ensure indoor and outdoor comfort conditions. A holistic and systemic knowledge of the impact of environmental parameters on every scale of buiding design (from urban design to construction detailing) appears to be increasingly a key factor on the design choices regarding building form and structure. Issues regarding energy have gained great importance as they are not only related to economic aspects but also to the availability of energy resources and the protection of the environment. Knowledge offered by Building Physics forms an effective tool ensuring interventions on the built environment and particularly the design of building skins is carried out according to the afforementioned principles. The architect should consider the theory of the course as a set of rules to be utilised during the process of design and construction of buildings and as a frame of principles for the choice of materials and building products that will express their materiality. τhe course covers the knowledge areas: 1. DESIGNING WITH CLIMATE 2. THERMAL COMFORT 3. BUILDING ENVELOPE AND ENERGY ISSUES-THERMAL BALANCE OF BUILDINGS 4. THERMAL LOSSES OF BUILDINGS-THERMAL INSULATION MATERIALS 5. REGULATION OF BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE (Κ.Εν.Α.Κ.) 6. WATER PROOFING OF BUILDINGS 7. SOLAR GAINS AND THERMAL LOADS-SOLAR SYSTEMS FOR HEATING 8. SOLAR THERMAL GAINS-SHADING SYSTEMS 9. NATURAL VENTILATION 10. NATURAL COOLING 11. NATURAL LIFHTING AND VISUAL COMFORT 12. SOUND INSULATION AND SOUND PROTECTION 13. MICROCLIMATE AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF OUTDOOR SPACES During the course, lectures are given and students are asked to submit small exercises in order to fully understand the contents of the course. Projects that the students have already designed as part of coursework for design studios will be used as the basis for the exercises, so that the projects are supported by the knowledge acquired through the building physics course.
Keywords
climate, building e3nvelope, thermal insulatio, sound insulation, waterproofing, daylighting, cooling, comfort
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures261.0
Reading Assigment130.5
Project261.0
Written assigments130.5
Total783.1
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΜΙΧΑΛΗΣ, ΑΞΑΡΛΗ ΚΛΕΙΩ , «Ενεργειακός σχεδιασμός και παθητικά ηλιακά συστήματα κτιρίων. Δομική Φυσική», ISBN: 978-960-343-330-9, ΕΚΔΟΤΙΚΟΣ ΟΙΚΟΣ ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΙΔΗ Α.Ε, 1/2006, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 6295 2. ΑΝΔΡΕΑΔΑΚΗ ΕΛΕΝΗ . «βιοκλιματικός σχεδιασμός», ISBN: 978-960-12-1470-2, University Studio Press Α.Ε., 1η έκδ./2006 9 , Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 17147)
Additional bibliography for study
Holger Koch-Nielsen, “Stay Cool -a design guide for the built environment in hot climates”, 2002, James+James Publishers M. Santamouris and D. Asimakopoulos (eds), “Passive Cooling of Buildings”, 1996, James+James Publishers Michael Wiggington, Jude Harris, “Intelligent Skins”, 2002, Architectural press publications S. Yannas, E. Erell, J.L. Molina, “Roof cooling techniques: a design handbook”, 2006 Earthscan
Last Update
28-02-2020