Exhibition: 13.09.2013 – 18.09.2013

MSc Architecture Energy and Sustainability

Temporary sports pavilion axonometric. London

About the show (on-line only)

Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts." Vitruvius

This course provides specialist knowledge in a variety of subjects that are mainstream to low energy design towards truly sustainable development. Particular emphasis is given to state of the art technologies, regulations and important issues towards a green agenda. Practical and theoretical grounding is given in a list of topics that include climate change, sustainability, passive and renewable solutions, energy efficiency, daylight and artificial lighting, visual and thermal comfort of the occupants, indoor air quality and the environmental impact of materials, buildings and the development of sustainable cities. Students acquire skills to promote and design buildings that are aesthetically interesting, low energy and comfortable to the occupants.

Examples presented represent technical studies adopted to assess and substantiate design solutions, proposals for refurbishment of existing buildings (school and dwellings) and new developments (sports pavilion, supermarket, military facility and zero carbon development) on different climatic and urban environments.

Exhibition Details

P.V. Thursday 12 September 2013, 6.00pm
Opens Fri 13 - Tue 18 September 2013Mon, Tue and Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Venue Spring House, 40-44 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL
Course Architecture, Energy and Sustainability (MSc)


PV panels to generate electricity. ETFE membrane

by Mateus Fry Pereira

Windows detailing promoting natural ventilation

by Mateus Fry Pereira

Supermarket design. Proposed roof layout with PVs.

by James Matthews

Proposed elevations. Openable rooflights detail.

by James Matthews

Annual shadow analysis of development and obstructions

by James Matthews

Rural refurbishment of an old Spanish granite house

by Maria Parada Lamas

Plans layouts converting cow byre and barns into apartments

by Maria Parada Lamas

Architecture for extreme conditions plan layout

by Juan Lafuente

Night cooling with shading grid closed

by Juan Lafuente

Floor to wall junction detail and temperature gradient

by Jason Page

Window head and sill junction and temperature gradient

by Jason Page

Real and simulated luminance falsecolor images

by Juan Lafuente

Illuminance maps under clear and overcast days

by Juan Lafuente

Existing and proposed scenario for artificial light

by Palantzidis Konstantinos

Shading analysis. London, Summer solstice 6pm and all hours

by Péter Bodola

Proposal for green facade at Commercial Road

by German Lentini


Dr Luisa Brotas (Course Leader)
Prof Fergus Nicol
Dr Axel Jacobs
Dr Anis Abou-Zaki
Prof Mick Hutchins
Dr Eulalia Cunill
Asif Din
Jon Walker
Graham Philips


Péter Bodola
Mateus Fry Pereira
Palantzidis Konstantinos
Juan Lafuente
German Lentini
James Matthews
Jason Page
Maria Parada Lamas
Carlos Val