SFA-64 Ecology

The Faculty of Interior Architecture / Product Design
3rd Year, sem 2, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Fișa disciplinei:
SFA-64 Ecologie.pdf
Study of Form and Ambience
Course Leader:
conf. Elena Codina Dușoiu
Learning outcomes:
The course aims an integrated approach on nature as a system, on human activity ando f architecture as a phenomenon emerging together with a series of geographic and bioclimatic conditions. Medium factors are explained as physical phenomena but also by studying their effects on human habitat. The architecture of the place is analyzed through the invariants that represent bioclimatic conditions of the place, resources, traditions, culture, customs. Special attention is paid to traditional architecture in Romania and to explaining its features. The relation between architecture and the materials of the place (wood, stone, earth) is also presented. Contemporary tendencies in sustainable architecture in various countries and on various continents are analyzed. Technical parameters of ambient control are presented.
Titles of the courses

1. Natural factors in relation with material universe. Universe as a system.
2. Bioclimatic invariants and their influence on the architecture of the place
3. Relation between architecture and resources, tradition and culture
4. Traditional architecture on Romanian territory. Bioclimatic considerations and sustainability
5. Principles for the sustainable project
6. Sustainable construction: from the interior to exterior and the public space
7. Recycling existing buildings - a premise for sustainability
8. Recycling materials - sustainability in design
9. From the industrial to the informational era. Conversion of existing buildings as a premise for sustainability.
10. Energy sources in the Universe. Conventional sources for producing energy and their consequences upon the environment. Non-conventional (sustainable) systems for obtaining energy
11. International and European norms referring to environmental protection
12. Ecologic catastrophes and European directives for the control of solid emissions and of gases generating "greenhouse effect". Presentation of the certificate of energetic performance of the buildings
13. Contemporary tendencies towards a sustainable architecture. The use of local resources. Arhiterra, The School from Bunești etc.
14. Contemporary tendencies towards a sustainable architecture. Research for an advanced architecture
Teaching Method:
Courses based on images, graphic and scientific illustrations, interactive debates
20% activity during classes, 30% individually elaborated work, 50% exam
1. Bernard Baudoiun – Construire une maison ecologique, Ambre Editions 2008, Geneva
2. Brian Edwards - A Rough Guide to Sustainability, RIBA, Londra, 2005
3. Grigore Ionescu - Arhitectura pe teritoriul României de-a lungul veacurilor, Editura Academiei, 1982
4. Philip Jodidio - Green architecture now!, Taschen, Köln, 2009
5. Francoise Helene Jourda – Manual for the sustainable project
6. Gernot Mincke - Construind cu pământ,(Building with earth) Editura Simetria, 2008
7. Simone Schleifer - Small Eco Houses, Taschen, 2007
8. Self Sufficient Housing - 1st Advanced Architecture Contest, Institut de Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya, Barcelona 2006
9. James Wines - Green architecture, Taschen, Köln, 2008
10. Cervera&Pioz - Bionic Architecture (UAUIM library)
11. Codina Dușoiu, Beatrice Jöger - Spanish-Romanian Architecture Workshops 2006-2013, Editura UAUIM, 2008 -2011 and events on www.uauim.ro
11. Revista ARHITECTURA, nr.1/2017. Locuinte pasive

I. *** Climate Change, Intergovernmental protocol, 2001
II. *** Global natural cycles, 2005
III. *** European Directive 13/1999 on VOC emission