Course Title Ecosystem and Built-Environment Design
Course ID ARCH 6106
Course Program Postgraduate, PhD, M.Arch,
Course Type Optional Theory
Credits Hours 5 Hrs/WK
Course Offered No
Description Theoretical Antecedents in Environmental Design, Law of interdependence, inseparable nature of environmental categories; Ecology & Ecosystem - Definition and Concepts, Community metabolism and biotic community concept, Ecology and its relationship with other branches of knowledge; Human Community and the Ecological crisis; Man and Environment; Geo-physical forces and Buiit-Environment, Concepts and application in environmental design; Eco-settlement Concepts, Passive means of built environmental controls. Analysis and Synthesis of Indigenous Built-Environments; Perception of Environmental qualities -environmental evaluation and preferences, Lessons from the failures. Crisis in the buiit-environment with case studies. Technological Developments and their applications in Environment friendly buildings and settlements; Appropriate Technology for sustainable built environment design - Models, Materials and Methods; Safer built environment with reference to Third World Cities with case studies; Built Environment Design in the local context.