063-0656-21L  Subject Semester (Fachsemester) FS21 in the Field of Technogy in Architecture (ITA, Prof. Schlüter)

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersA. Schlüter
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for Architecture MSc, Programme Regulations 2017.

A student can only register once for a "Fachsemester" during the Master studies!

AbstractZero Carbon Building Design:
In this research semester, we address the topic of Zero Emissions Building Design, which integrates aspects of energy, materials and technology, human behaviour and comfort into architectural design, aspiring synergetic design solutions.
ObjectiveZero Carbon Building Design:
After successfully concluding the research semester students can identify concepts and relevant design parameters for Zero Emissions Building Design and develop integrated architectural design strategies. They know how to select and use appropriate simulation and analysis tools to qualify and quantify their design solutions and visualize their concepts using both technical schematics as well as architectural drawings and visualizations.
ContentZero Carbon Building Design:
First, students will be introduced to core concepts of Zero Emissions Building Design and discuss leading works and examples on a global scale. In combination with excursions and site visits (if possible), a catalogue of criteria and metrics for the development of their integrated design concepts will be developed.

Participants will work on an urban retrofit case study in a moderate climate. The analysis departs at analyzing the site, its climate, the status quo of the building and relevant architectural/urban parameters. After assessing the potentials for reducing energy demand and local renewable energy supply, students will develop integrated design concepts targeting zero carbon over the building lifecycle, both for building operation and construction/materials.

Using low-barrier modelling, simulation and optimization toolsets (preferably Rhino / Grasshopper, HIVE, etc.) the design concepts will be assessed and discussed both numerically as well as architecturally / aesthetically. For further development, students choose one component or aspect central to their design concept.

Students will document the process and the results both numerically as well as architecturally, which then will be discussed with a final jury.
Lecture notesAll materials (lectures, tools, examples) are available on the **A/S knowledge platform**: Link
LiteratureAll materials (lectures, tools, examples) are available on the **A/S knowledge platform**: Link
Prerequisites / NoticeThe working mode is an individual design research studio with weekly group meetings and reviews. We expect good base knowledge on sustainable construction and energy- and climate systems. Prior knowledge in parametric design tools (Rhino) and/or simulation is a plus.

A student can only register once for a "Fachsemester" during the Master studies!