Architecture itself works as a device to control the environment such as light, sound, heat and air-flow. Before modern times, buildings and cities fit to the climate and the environment had been built by the prodigious builders. After Industrial revolution, mechanical systems such as lighting, heating and cooling, ventilation, elevator etc. by using energy had expanded the human life area drastically, at the same time architecture had changed to take in those machines. The problem of finiteness of resources in the earth had required the architecture to have the view point of total sustainability such as energy-saving, reduction of CO2, environmental friendliness. After Great East Japan Earthquake 3.11, BCP(Business Continuity Plan) for energy supply stop and rethinking of energy resource such us abandoning nuclear power has been required when we design the architecture. We now try to realize "Smart City" in which we think architecture not only as a simple building but also as a network of buildings in the cities, also as a device to encourage human behavior change. In this class, learn about the background, theory, methods and examples of architecture as device to control the environment.
In this class, learn about the background, theory, methods and examples of architecture as device to control the environment.
Architecture as a device to control the environment, Sustainable Design
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lecture by the cutting-edge architects/engineers of sustainable architectural design. The discussion between lectures and students.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction||Report on the assigned book|
|Class 2||Social Responsibility and Environmental Architecture Design||Report on the lecture|
|Class 3||Integration Environmental Technologies into Architectural Design - Towards Holistic Design -||Report on the lecture|
|Class 4||Sustainable Design by using the Computational Methods - Towards Delightful Architecture -||Report on the lecture|
|Class 5||Collaboration between Architects and Engineers on Sustainable Design||Report on the lecture|