Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
• be familiar with the basic principles of environmental design,
• have a good understanding of alternative techniques to meet the energy demands of a building for heating, cooling and lighting,
• have knowledge of the process of creating thermal, visual and acoustic comfort conditions, in relation to the climatic and environmental elements of the site, the operation of the building, its architectural composition and construction, and
• have a good understanding of the environmental function of the immediate open space that affects and is affected by the building.
Course Content (Syllabus)
A holistic and systemic knowledge of the impact of environmental parameters on the variety of scales of architectural design (from urban design to construction detailing) appears to be increasingly important on the design choices regarding the form and structure of buildings, complexes and open spaces. Moreover, issues pertaining to energy use and carbon emissions have gained significance as they are not only related to economic aspects but also to the availability of energy resources and to the protection of the environment.
The course aims to thoroughly cover the interactions between urban / natural environments and building envelopes (climate, microclimate, soil morphology, landscape, etc.). The purpose of this approach is to set up an analytic and synthetic toolbox that informs the design choices for buildings and open spaces, for the selection of appropriate materials and the application of appropriate techniques and construction methods, to ensure comfortable living conditions, in the context of climate change and the urban microclimate.
The knowledge offered by the discipline of environmental design formulates an effective tool for aligning interventions to the built environment with the contemporary challenges for sustainability and resilience. The theory of the course consists of a framework of rules applied during the synthesis and construction of the building, but also as a framework of principles for the selection of materials and structural products that will yield its materiality.
Climate, Building envelope, Thermal insulation, Sound insulation, Waterproofing, Daylighting, Cooling, Comfort
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