MSc Architecture Energy and Sustainability

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.

Temporary sports pavilion axonometric. London

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)

Slideshow

 PV panels to generate electricity. ETFE membrane
pv_panels_to_generate_electricity_etfe_membrane

by Mateus Fry Pereira 

 Windows detailing promoting natural ventilation
windows_detailing_promoting_natural_ventilation

by Mateus Fry Pereira 

 Supermarket design. Proposed roof layout with PVs.
supermarket_design_proposed_roof_layout_with_pvs

by James Matthews 

 Proposed elevations. Openable rooflights detail.
proposed_elevations_openable_rooflights_detail

by James Matthews 

 Annual shadow analysis of development and obstructions
annual_shadow_analysis_of_development_and_obstructions

by James Matthews 

 Rural refurbishment of an old Spanish granite house
rural_refurbishment_of_an_old_spanish_granite_house

by Maria Parada Lamas 

 Plans layouts converting cow byre and barns into apartments
plans_layouts_converting_cow_byre_and_barns_into_apartments

by Maria Parada Lamas 

 Architecture for extreme conditions plan layout
architecture_for_extreme_conditions_plan_layout

by Juan Lafuente 

 Night cooling with shading grid closed
night_cooling_with_shading_grid_closed

by Juan Lafuente 

 Floor to wall junction detail and temperature gradient
floor_to_wall_junction_detail_and_temperature_gradient

by Jason Page 

 Window head and sill junction and temperature gradient
window_head_and_sill_junction_and_temperature_gradient

by Jason Page 

 Real and simulated luminance falsecolor images
real_and_simulated_luminance_falsecolor_images

by Juan Lafuente 

 Illuminance maps under clear and overcast days
illuminance_maps_under_clear_and_overcast_days

by Juan Lafuente 

 Existing and proposed scenario for artificial light
existing_and_proposed_scenario_for_artificial_light

by Palantzidis Konstantinos 

 Shading analysis. London, Summer solstice 6pm and all hours
shading_analysis_london_summer_solstice_6pm_and_all_hours

by Péter Bodola 

 Proposal for green facade at Commercial Road
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