Sustainable Architecture – Climate Responsive Design Strategies

MA Seminar – WS 2023/2024 |

The Sustainable Architecture seminar is set up as a joint-venture course between the abk-Stuttgart and the Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD) Masters’ program hosted at the University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University in Cairo. The seminar offers students from both programs to work together in international and interdisciplinary teams. The teams will create architectural designs at various locations throughout the world and experience intercultural teamwork at the same time.     

Within this context, the main emphasis of the seminar is the investigation on the interplay between location, ecology, material, space and form. The starting point for the design is the analysis of the location, the availability of resources and materials, the local climate, and the cultural setting. The design goal is to achieve optimized comfort conditions for the user while at the same time minimizing the energy demand of the building and profiting from the natural energy resources in the built environment. 

In workshops, the interdisciplinary teams develop urban and building designs responding to various climatic contexts. The objective is to enable intuitive access to the climate-responsive design methodology and to deepen the understanding of the challenges and opportunities of ecology, building technology and building physics aspects in the built environment. 

The seminar will be assisted by invited external lecturers who will support the seminar members by sharing their professional expertise. The seminar will be held in English. 

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Rudolph
LBA Dipl.-Ing. Christian Degenhardt (IUSD)


Zeit: WS 23/24 Fr 13.00 – 17.00 
Ort/Raum: Neubau 1, HS 301 + Raum 208 
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Seminar Details:
ECTS:     5  |  Language: English
This course is a collaboration between the ABK Stuttgart, Master of Architecture program and the IUSD MSc program of the University of Stuttgart

Master of Arts in Architecture Seminar – Sondergebiete des klimagerechten Bauens,  Lehrangebot Schwerpunkt Design_Technologie

Klasse für Gebäudetechnologie und Klimagerechtes Entwerfen | Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, ABK Stuttgart | Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Rudolph and Dipl.-Ing. Christian Degenhardt, Visiting Lecturer, IUSD, University of Stuttgart