Energy Design B

Brian Cody
Architecture, Energy Design
2024S, scientific seminar (SEW), 3.0 ECTS, 4.0 semester hours, course number S01874


Based on your research, we will discuss the environmental impact - positive and negative - of your design from your earliest conceptual ideas. Together, we will develop your concepts to bring together design excellence and a sustainable construction strategy. Any idea goes: from passive strategies of how to re-use any amount of energy, material or component 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 envelopes. The core of the considerations is the energy balance of the built environment over its entire life cycle.


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 in between Desk Crits with Bernhard Sommer, every Friday at 11:30. 

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



15 March 2024, 11:30–13:00
22 March 2024, 11:30–13:00
12 April 2024, 11:30–13:00
19 April 2024, 11:30–13:00
26 April 2024, 11:30–13:00
03 May 2024, 11:30–13:00
10 May 2024, 11:30–13:00
17 May 2024, 11:30–13:00
24 May 2024, 11:30–13:00
31 May 2024, 11:30–13:00
07 June 2024, 11:30–13:00
14 June 2024, 11:30–13:00
28 June 2024, 11:30–13:00

Course Enrolment

From 05 February 2024, 00:00
Via online registration

Architecture (Master): Expertise: Architectural Science: Energy Design 443/002.03

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible