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ARK415 - Building design lab  
Klimat- och dagsljussimulering
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-04 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPARC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Architecture, Architecture and Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

The course is full. For waiting list, please contact the director of studies: anna.knutsson@chalmers.se
Teaching language: English
Application code: 05114
Open for exchange students: Yes
Maximum participants: 25

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0110 Project, part A 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c    
0210 Project, part B 1,5 c Grading: TH   1,5 c    

In programs

MPARC ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPDSD ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Göran Lindahl

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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

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Aim

The aim of the course is to deepen the skills in the use of advanced modelling tools for the development of an architectural design project. Applications will be buildings for work and activities, such as offices and other places for work, where specific requirements like generality, flexibility, optimization systems for climate and energy can be formulated. The architectural design process is based on, and driven by the possibilities that the simulation tools can give early in the design process.

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

- structure and document their optimization process of the design solution
- through several design iterations describe and evaluate design choices and their outcomes in terms of their visual and technical qualities, using results from simple architectural visualization and simulation of building physics
- design the climate shell in a section 1:20 (one floor) and detail 1:5
- present the proposal in a digital hand-in
- describe, argue for, evaluate and discuss their own and other's proposals during a final critique together with university faculty and external reviewers

Content

The content of the course is adapted to a current problem concerning building techniques.
The course starts with a joint introduction in energy, climate and daylight modelling and simulation.
Using digital tools for modelling and simulation the project is optimised and elaborated into a final proposal.

Organisation

The project is team based.
Lectures, study visits and tutoring is adapted to the current problem/project.

Literature

Building Optimization, Max Tillberg, Klas Moberg, Chalmers School of Architecture, ARK415 Building Design Lab, 2018 (pdf)
Depends on project specialization.

Examination including compulsory elements

Hand-ins and final exhibition and critique.


Page manager Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.