CREDITS: 1.00 LU/HSWCourse Description
The course looks at a contemporary architecture regeneration project for a large city neighborhood that complies with sustainable building and facility management principles. The project exemplifies how design creativity can combine with the use of natural material like wood to generate a complex that meets the internal functional requirements of the brief and at the same time is respectful of the environment. Course material includes an introductory text, many photographs, technical and construction-detail drawings with legends. On completing the course, you will be able to discuss the importance of focus on site and the use of traditional materials, especially wood.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
- Describe how the project’s spatial distribution implements the functional requirements of the building.
- Explain how the strategies adopted by the architects succeed in providing sufficient natural lighting to the interior environments.
- Discuss how the architectural program and the reasoning behind the choice of materials employed implement the functional requirements of the brief.
- Analyze the forward-looking and traditional elements of the program that blend pre-existing and new-build, contemporary structures.