This Design Studio is for students to learn about energy efficient and high performance building by using computational simulation software and sensors. This studio will focus especially on how to integrate daylighting into architectural design.
Learning daylighting design and performance evaluation.
Architectural Design, Energy Efficient, High Performance, Daylighting, Performance Evaluation
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The first half of the course includes an introduction about how daylighting works, looking at a real building, and then the instructor lectures on how daylight can be brought in through a roof (toplighting), and then through a wall (side lighting), with specific reference to exhibit issues. Students will design a small exhibit gallery and we can review their designs.
The second half of the course focuses on evaluating design performance using either Diva or physical models. Direct sun and shading are checked first, then illumination levels. Students will model their design performance and make changes to improve the daylighting. We will review their designs and performance.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Class Introduction: Lecture: A Framework for Daylighting||Assignment: Gallery Observation and Documentation|
|Class 2||Discussion: Gallery Observation and Documentation Lecture: Toplighting Design for Exhibits||Assignment: Design Exhibit Gallery|
|Class 3||Discussion: Design Exhibit Gallery Lecture: Sidelighting Design for Exhibits||Assignment: Design Exhibit Gallery|
|Class 4||Interim design presentation: Presentation and Discussion of Design Work||Assignment: Physical Models and Digital Models for Sun and Shading|
|Class 5||Lecture and Workshop: Modeling Exhibit Designs to Assess Daylighting Performance / Physical Models and Digital Models for Sun and Shading||Assignment: Physical Models and Digital Models for Illumination Levels and Visual Comfort|
|Class 6||Lecture and Workshop: Modeling Exhibit Designs to Assess Daylighting Performance / Physical Models and Digital Models for Illumination Levels and Visual Comfort||Assignment: Presentation of Designs and Performance|
|Class 7||Final Presentation: Presentation and Discussion of Designs and Performance||Assignment: Report|
Attendance, Assignment, Design Work and Reports of Performance Evaluation