Climate Responsive Design

| MA Seminar – WS 2019/20 |

Climate-responsive design takes advantage of the local climate and site conditions to maximize user comfort and to minimize the environmental impact by applying suited passive strategies to inform the design. Therefore, it is a process that delivers solutions towards a sustainable built environment and has a high relevance on the design itself. Applying climate responsive design principles leads to buildings that inherently contribute to the local architecture and cultural identity and that differentiates itself from globalized architecture.

Within this context, the main emphasis of the seminar is the investigation on the interplay between location, ecology, material, space and form. Starting point is the analysis of the local climate, the culture and the local availability of resources. In workshops the interdisciplinary teams develop urban and building design responding to various climatic contexts. The objective is to enable an intuitive access to the climate-responsive design methodology and to deepen the understanding for challenges and opportunities of ecology, building technology and building physics aspects in the build environment.

The seminar is an interdisciplinary seminar for MA architecture students of the ABK Stuttgart and students of the international oriented IUSD MSc program of the University of Stuttgart. They both will collaborate in mixed teams with the KlimaEngineering Fellows of the Transsolar Academy, who will support the integrated design process with the help of their expertise and various simulation tools. The seminar language is English.

Master of Arts in Architecture Seminar – Sondergebiete des klimagerechten Bauens,  Lehrangebot Schwerpunkt Design_Technologie Klasse für Gebäudetechnologie und Klimagerechtes Entwerfen,  Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Rudolph,  Dipl.-Ing. Christian Degenhardt (AM), Dipl.-Ing. Jochen Lam (LB)