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December 21, 2022

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Description

The course aims at providing a fundamental understanding of the physics related to buildings and to propose an overview of the various issues that have to be adequately combined to offer the occupants a physical, functional and psychological well-being.

Students will be guided through the different components, constraints and systems of a work of architecture. These will be examined both independently and in the manner in which they interact and affect one another.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction Unlimited
    • Outside environment and human needs Unlimited
    • Heat flow Unlimited
    • Air flow Unlimited
    • Humid air Unlimited
    • Thermal comfort and insulation Unlimited
    • Condensation and moisture Unlimited
    • Climate-responsive design Unlimited
    • Passive controls, thermal balance Unlimited
    • Forms of energy and active heating/cooling Unlimited
    • Physics of light, photometry Unlimited
    • Vision and colors, visual comfort Unlimited
    • Designing with natural light Unlimited
    • Electric lighting Unlimited
    • Sound and hearing Unlimited
    • Noise insulation Unlimited
    • Room acoustics Unlimited
    • Construction principles, foundations Unlimited
    • Masonry Unlimited
    • Concrete Unlimited
    • Timber Unlimited
    • Steel Unlimited

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