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Syllabus for

Academic year
ARK350 - Sustainable building: Competition  
Hållbart byggande: Tävling
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPDSD
15,0 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Architecture, Architecture and Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 17113
Open for exchange students: Yes
Maximum participants: 25

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0109 Project 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    
0209 Project 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPARC ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPDSD ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSEB STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPSEB STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Walter Unterrainer

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Theme:

Architectural design project 15,0 hec


Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Bachelor Degree or similar in Architecture, Architecture and Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Interior Architecture

Aim

The aim of this studio is that the students shall be able to carry out design for sustainable building, integrating environmental, functional, technical and aesthetical qualities in a design concept. Furthermore, they shall be able to cooperate over professional boundaries in design processes. They are also expected to be able to formulate and communicate their main ideas and goals in an entry for an architectural competition.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- to design sustainable architecture
- to visualize the performance concerning energy, environment and indoor climate in a building
- to synthesize programme issues into a competition entry
- to describe and analyse the basic features in sustainable building
- to design systems for good indoor climate and energy efficiency
- to cooperate across disciplinary boundaries in design processes.

Content

The studio consists of a competition in which architects and engineers cooperate in groups. The task is defined in a competition programme concerning a project on a specific place for a specific client. The programme contains specified environmental goals, in addition to the basic demands in any architectural project, such as functionality, universal design and high aesthetical qualities. 

Organisation

The studio runs half-time and is project and design based. The competition is supported by workshops, seminars and lectures. The jury is external. After the competition the entries will be analysed and assessed by teachers and students in seminars. The final outcome will be presented in a report.

Literature

Literature will be distributed in connection with the exercises.

Examination including compulsory elements

In order to obtain a pass in this studio the following requirements must be fulfilled. Participation in workshops and seminars during the competition. A competition entry of sufficient quality. An external jury of at least three persons appointed by Architecture, Civil Engineering and the Swedish Construction Industry will assess the competition. The jury decides about the awards in the competition. The team of teachers from Architecture and Civil Engineering will cooperate in the assessment of the course as a whole.


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