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ARCH 533 - Detailing the High-Performance Building Envelope


Prerequisites: Graduate standing in M.Sc.in Arch. or M.Arch programs or Senior Standing w/ permission of the instructor or Dean
The course examines the issues associated with designing high-performance building enclosures both at a conceptual level and at a detailed level. Concepts of advanced building envelopes that are integrated with other building systems are examined. Tools and methods for assessing the life cycle of an assembly, for choosing materials and for optimizing façade configurations to achieve satisfying internal comfort, thermal, light, and acoustic performance are studied. Modes of assembly that minimize heat loss are evaluated using computational tools. Field trips to fabrication facilities and construction sites cast light on production processes. The dynamics of the interaction between architect and façade consultant and specifier are also investigated.

3 credits
Spring



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