Energy Design A

Brian Cody
Architecture, Energy Design
2019W, Seminar (SE), 3.0 ECTS, 4.0 semester hours, course number S01875


The precise task will be sent to the registered students after kick-off.
Based on your design research, in the seminar, you will discuss how architecture can contribute solutions for temporary living.  Any idea goes: from passive strategies of how to re-use any amount of energy in a building to energy producing algae farms you can live in. Interactive strategies are as much welcome as precise optimization of intelligently populated building skins.

Examination Modalities


You can work in groups up to 3 students, so that you can share workload.

There are 4 obligatory meetings with Prof. Cody and Desk Crits in between.

By the end of the semester, you present a conceptual design that focuses on the energy questions. Besides a beamer presentation, a model will be required.


Please, see the English version.

Key Words

energy design, architecture, ecology, sustainabiliy


14 October 2019, 10:45–11:44 Seminar Room 9 , "Kickoff"
04 November 2019, 09:00–11:00 Seminar Room 9 , "Workshop Climate Analysis and Simulation 01"
06 December 2019, 10:30–11:30 Seminar Room 6 , "Session 02 with Brian Cody"
09 December 2019, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 9 , "Workshop Climate Analysis and Simulation 02"
10 January 2020, 10:30–11:30 Seminar Room 6 , "Session 03 with Brian Cody"
29 January 2020, 10:30–11:30 Seminar Room 7 , "Final Presentation with Brian Cody"

Course Enrolment

From 23 September 2019, 14:38 to 20 October 2019, 14:38
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Architecture (Master): Energy Design

Individual courses: possible