ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE DESIGN OF ARCHITECTURE

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE DESIGN OF ARCHITECTURE

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Code
61031
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
8 credits during the 2nd year of 9915 ARCHITECTURE (LM-4) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ARCHITECTURE)

OVERVIEW

Within the cultural context of environmental sustainability, with a growing interest of designers, the course will provide the students with a framework of the bio-climatic strategies for the design of the built environment (open and limited spaces).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course intends to offer a general overview about the complex ecological approach to urban planning and architectural design, offering starting point to deepen the many subjects involved.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course intends to offer a general overview about the complex ecological approach to urban planning and architectural design, offering starting point to deepen the many subjects involved.

The course’s objective is to provide basic knowledge on the evolution of the environmental Issue in its various components – depletion of limited resources, pollution, use of renewable energy sources – and its consequences on land management, architectural design and building process. In the second part of the course, the objective is to deepen the knowledge on materials and passive and active technologies aimed at improving the environmental quality in architecture.

Teaching methods

The course includes lectures even with the intervention of external experts to present the cultural context, the possible strategies for sustainable design, case studies and products.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course faces the subject of sustainable design, considering the different scales of the project – territorial, urban, architectural and that of building materials –, presenting case studies, strategies of analysis, technologies and methods.

The following topics will be covered: the general meaning of sustainable development until the ecological approach adopted in environmental design; the historical evolution of ecological design; energy saving policies; procedures of Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment; sustainable planning at territorial scale; sustainable tourism; interrelationships between environmental-bioclimatic analysis of a site and sustainable planning; environmental analysis; bioclimatic analysis; the use of water in the natural climate control; strategies of water recycling and phitodepuration; the use of natural elements (vegetation) in the natural climate control of a site; the basic principles of passive solar heating; passive solar systems; active solar systems, solar thermal energy and photovoltaic energy systems; natural lighting; use of glass; sun protections; "intelligent buildings"; thermical insulation; hyper-insulation systems, supplementary plant design and installation to the solar passive systems; sustainable requalification of existing buildings; simplified calculation systems and software; energy balance of sustainable design management; green building site management; principles of bioarchitecture; use of “natural” materials - in particular, wood constructions -; recycled material. Some lectures will be given by experts. Some exercises will be carried out.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

A bibliography for all the topics will be provided  including specific information on aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: outside class time appointment by writing at magliocc@arch.unige.it or by phone 0102095766

Exam Board

CHIARA PICCARDO (President)

ADRIANO MAGLIOCCO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course includes lectures even with the intervention of external experts to present the cultural context, the possible strategies for sustainable design, case studies and products.

LESSONS START

monday, 26 september 2016 

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

The final exam foresees the verification of students’ knowledge, in theoretical-methodological and applied terms. The exam is related to the topics of lessons and complies with the presented course schedule.