Energy Design Strategies

Bernhard Sommer
Architecture, Energy Design
2018S, Seminar (SE), 2.0 semester hours, course number S01988

Description

Motivation:

The impact of environmental and ecological parameters becomes increasingly formative in architectural design. To give architects a head start within this discourse, this course aims to develope design strategies that integrate architectural sciences, such as buliding physics and ecological engineering, into the design process.

Energy Design Strategies:

Energy Design is basically seen as a design strategy, which allows to develope systems to balance the energy consumption and the energy production of buildings. Beyond that, in this course, energy shall not only be discussed as an economic and physical quantity, but in the context of perceptual qualities, e.g. also acoustic qualities. Energy design strategies explores energy-related environmental qualities as an intrinsic part of the architectural experience.

Methodology:

Parametric methodes and software for building performance evaluation are combined to pursue a design research in performance-driven architecture. You are free to use any software; we provide support in Rhino3D/Grasshopper/Ladybug/Honeybee.

Topic:

- a „sensitive“ building skin -

The major design goal is to develop the fragment of a building skin that is able to adapt to different climate and usage patterns and can display dynamic behaviour in response to stimuli from the immediate surroundings and the occupants.

The course is based on an arduino sensor workshop, that was taught last semester. Depending on the number of new participants, this may be repeated.

We look into design strategies for sensors, such as sound, humidity, light, temperature or co2 sensors - always based on the physics behind these phenomenons.

We will use this information, record and map it in real time using Rhino and Grasshopper.

Once we have done that we will use this information to inform and guide the design of our prototypes.

Examination Modalities

Based on an individual research agenda, students develope a specific design research on a virtual and a physical modell. the virtual and the physical modell have to be presented as well as a small documentary.

Comments

This course is taught this semester as a follow-up of last semester Energy Design Adaptive Strategies.

It is closely related to the ED research project EVA, funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG. EVA is looking into the opportunities that are offered by interactive, sensor-driven façade elements. We will build full scale experiments in our research space at Heumarkt 4.

Key Words

energy design, architecture, environmental design, sustainability, ecology

Dates

16 March 2018, 10:00–12:00 location: to be announced , "Kick-Off"
22 March 2018, 10:00–10:30 Heumarkt 4; next to SR97 , "get started"
13 April 2018, 10:00–12:00 location: to be announced / or Heumarkt 4 , "Desk Crits"
20 April 2018, 10:00–12:00 location: to be announced / or Heumarkt 4 , "Desk Crits"
27 April 2018, 10:00–12:00 location: to be announced / or Heumarkt 4 , "Desk Crits"
04 May 2018, 10:00–12:00 location: to be announced / or Heumarkt 4 , "Desk Crits"
11 May 2018, 10:00–12:00 location: to be announced / or Heumarkt 4 , "Desk Crits"
18 May 2018, 10:00–12:00 location: to be announced / or Heumarkt 4 , "Desk Crits"
25 May 2018, 10:00–12:00 location: to be announced / or Heumarkt 4 , "Desk Crits"
22 June 2018, 10:00–12:00 location: to be announced / or Heumarkt 4 , "Desk Crits"

Course Enrolment

From 26 February 2018, 20:32 to 14 March 2018, 20:32
Via online registration

co-registration: possible (3.0 ECTS)

Architecture (Master): Supplementary Subjects (3.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (3.0 ECTS)