40 621 Multistory building

Prerequisites

Passed bachelor level courses in architecture with similar learning outcome from structural mechanics, engineering and building physics bachelor level courses at AHO

Recommended prerequisite knowledge

Basic knowledge about creatong and organizing space for various programs where structural mechanics, and building physics are important parameters in the exploration of sustainable architectural solutions.

Course content

•Apply knowledge of spatial qualities to explore good architectural solutions for a multistorey building (on a given plot). Building structure, building envelopes and common vertical communication space shall act as a sustainable architectural framework for future use and for different programs. The building's various levels shall be adapted to use both to office spaces and living spaces. Street level should mainly be used as a public function.
• Study and explore the impact of a building's internal infrastructure with concerns to building structure and vertical communication zones through exploration of both historical and contemporary examples of projects.
• Study and explore architectural possibilities for organization and design of structure and vertical communication space for buildings with different progams.
• Study and explore the architectural potential of various structures as a framework for good spaces and general usability over time.
• Study and explore the acoustic challenges and possibilities.
• Study and explore the organization and design of vertical communication space in terms of design, usability, and spatial qualities.
• Study and explore design of the building envelope in terms of daylight and materiality as well as possibilities and challenges concerning solar heat, moisture and durability.
• The students will be sketching and later process their studies using different media (analog and digital) as well as digital and physical 3D model studies
• Implement and summarize experiences from excursions.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge:
• Acquire knowledge of creating and organizing good space for different progams in a given context.
• To understand the impact of structural principles on different use and architectural experience of building and space.
• To acquire knowledge about the different organization and design of vertical communication space and acquire knowledge of current topics and national guidelines for universal accessibility and usability.
• To acquire knowledge about the building envelopes physical structure and impact of a building's architectural resistance for different users over time
• To acquire knowledge about the building enevelops’s physical structure and special role and impact on a building's architectural resistance for different users over time.

Skills:
• Being able to discuss, consider and explore spatial qualities within an holistic architectural concept.
• Being able to discuss, consider and explore various structural principles impact on users and to discuss, consider and explore different program for a building over time.
• Being able to discuss, consider and explore architectural qualities and possibilities of different organization and design of vertical communication space and implement knowledge of current topics and national guidelines for universal accessibility and usability.
• Being able to discuss, consider and explore the building envelope design and physical structure on the basis of its impact of a building's adaptability to various programs over time.
• Being able to discuss, consider and explore architectural expression and materiality in relation to the actual location context.
• Being able to document and present architecture expert assessments on studio course initial research areas as well as present a conclusive and comprehensive and sustainable architectural project on the current plot through excellent illustrations and a physical model.

General competence:
• Being able to apply the acquired knowledge about structures, vertical communication spaces and building envelope into a sustainable building with great architectural quailities usable for different programs. Get skills in discussing, evaluating and exploring the actual topics in different situations and show cooperation,

Working and learning activities

Students will be working on the semester project in groups of 2

Otherwise, the course includes various activities:
• initial subtasks on current topics
• theme-oriented lectures
• private and group input / lectures and discussions
• inspection of relevant local projects
• a foreign excursion
• weekly reviews

Professor in charge

Bente Kleven (In collaboration with Bjørn Sandaker)

Assessment

Assessment Date Duration Grade scale Oral examination
Vurderingsmappe Individual Pass / Fail
Comment:

The student must attend all project reviews. Project presentations will be assessed as pass / non passed by an external examiner after a final review. There will be made a written evaluation.