ST-59 Architectural Eco-Technology

The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture
5th Year, sem 2, 2022-2023 | Optional Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Technical Sciences
Course Leader:
lect.dr.arh. Daniel Armenciu
Teaching language:
Learning outcomes:
The discipline aims to acquire a general knowledge of sustainable design, in order to prepare the student to cope with the challengings of the following years regarding the evolution of the international phenomenon of sustainability in the field of architecture.
The knowledge the students come in contact with will be applied to the "Optional Ecological Architecture Design" subject. Thus, they will acquire effective sustainable design skills, that will guide them towards conceptual and technological choices, adapted to the current realities with which the contemporary architect works. The major objective of the two disciplines is to create a personal critical method of analysis and interpretation of the context in which an intervention is to be inserted, thus generating a sustainable, compatible architecture. The attendance at some courses of external guests, coming from the professional environment, research or non-governmental organizations, active participants in the current phenomena of the field, offers the opportunity to familiarize the students with the professional reality in Romania. Themes: - Concepts of sustainable development in architecture; - Sustainable approach to architectural design; Bioclimatic design; - Use of alternative energies; ("solar architecture", "green architecture", "zero energy building" etc.) - Human comfort; - Spatial conformation of buildings; - Supporting technologies for sustainable buildings; - The behavior of buildings’ envelope in relation with the environment; - Policies for the implementation of energy efficiency measures; - Green Building certification systems;
Teaching Method:
The way of organizing the lectures is meant to be an interactive one, involving the active participation of the students. Starting from the general notions that introduce the course topics, cumulative specific notions are added.
a) Evaluation along the semester (50%) - Presentation during the course: Ex: Involvement in the design of a best practice guide, product or solutions sheets etc.. The activity will be carried out in working groups made up of 4-5 students and necessarily validated by the holder. Failure to support this phase, the equivalent of activity along the semester, conditions the consideration of the final exam papers and automatically leads to failing the exam itself. b) Final assessment (50%) - Elaboration, in team, of a theoretical work of at least 12,000 characters (approximately 6 A4 pages), which would justify the sustainability of the intervention of the project elaborated in parallel to the discipline “Optional Project of Ecological Architecture”. Students who do not attend the optional "Ecological Architecture" project will develop an individual theoretical paper, starting from one of the topics discussed in the course.
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