Course Description The course examines a new residential building, located in an extensive residential spillover area dating from the 1960s, with particularly high-end design features. The project meets residential needs, while combining them with a strong focus on the esthetic and functional. The course describes the building through extensive images and technical drawings, providing construction details of the structure and finishes with explanatory legends and an introductory text.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
Describe the design measures taken so that the building fits harmoniously into the existing setting.
Analyze the different materials used to construct the building, its sun-shading, and its finishes, assessing the interior spaces in terms of comfort and energy saving requirements.
Analyze the relationship between the exterior shell and the structural elements of the building, and describe how this is reflected in the building’s appearance.
Examine the importance of the distribution of spaces and pathways in terms of the comfort and usability of the house and the levels of privacy it offers.