Architecture and Building Technology
The course aims at providing a fundamental understanding of the physics related to buildings and to propose an overview of the various issues that have to be adequately combined to offer the occupants a physical, functional and psychological well-being. Students will be guided through the different components, constraints and systems of a work of architecture. These will be examined both independently and in the manner in which they interact and affect one another.
It is intended as a transfer course, applying calculations to the field of building technology in pure science and mathematics. From different points of view, design alternatives and concerns will be raised, including climate response, building methods and materials, heat and air flow, thermal comfort and insulation, lighting and acoustics.
If you want to design or create buildings, we will find a way for you to,
- The construction industry is a highly respected career and all the skills you need to be among the industry’s leading architects and builders will be offered to you by the top international institutions.
- You could find yourself learning how buildings and structures are put together, as well as the industry-governing laws and design specifications. You will get an opportunity to apply your experience to work on real projects as part of an internship prior to the completion of the course.
- The course serves both as an introduction to the physical processes behind the construction of the envelope, interior and equipment of a building, and as an introduction to the proper integration of architectural technology.