ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

  • Conceptual design of structural assemblies on the specific selected case study.
  • Integration of different structural systems (massive, lightweight), different structural materials (steel, concrete, timber) and building materials (insulation, protection, finalization) into a building system.
  • Consideration of building physics and structural design requirements.

Transition from a concept to the detailed plan of structural assemblies of specific selected case study.

 

COURSE CONTENTS

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Horizontal structures: roof, floor structures, balconies, loggias, terraces
  • Stairs, openings
  • Vertical structures: exterior walls, interior walls
  • Building envelope: non-transparent envelope, glass facades and roofs
  • Emphasis on learning about the functioning of individual structural components in various material implementations.
  • Application of constructional assembly on a building, critical analysis of the conceptual design, function and materials
  • Design and dimensioning: heat transition and water vapor diffusion, fire safety, sound insulation.

STUDY MATERIALS:

  • Deplazes A.: Constructing architecture, Birkhäuser Architecture; 2nd ed. 2008.
  • Kolb J.: Systems in Timber Engineering, Birkhauser, 2008
  • Rules on efficient use of energy in buildings (OG RS 52/2010)
  • Lecture slides