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EAAE/ARCC International Conference on Architectural Research Proceedings, Cities in Transformation: Research and Design

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EAAE/ARCC International Conference on Architectural Research

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June 7–10, 2012


Milan, Italy


Architecture pedagogy plays a significant role in building a sustainable world. Sustainable design requires a thorough understanding of building energy performance, while the urging issue of a changing climate demands for higher energy efficiency and improved energy conservation. This demand challenges conventional ways to program buildings as well as purely formal approaches to the design of their envelope and spatial composition. It is no longer the question to build for one climate instead with the lifespan of a building, design concepts might need to integrate the ability to adapt to at least two climate conditions: current and future. The question is how to educate students to creatively address those challenges, when especially natural ventilation and day-lighting are complex and dynamic phenomena. Architects in general need to be better equipped during the early design phase with knowledge and design tools to integrate and predict dynamic performances of light and air movement to achieve these sustainable high performance buildings


This proceeding is from EAAE/ARCC International Conference on Architectural Research Proceedings (Leuven: EAAE, 2012). Posted with permission.

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Passe and Demel



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