Course Title Thermal Environment and Built-Form
Course ID ARCH 6101
Course Program Postgraduate, PhD, M.Arch,
Course Type Optional Theory
Credits Hours 5 Hrs/WK
Course Offered Yes
Description Interaction between Man, Climate and Architecture; understanding of theory and practice of climate responsive design.Design of buildings with respect to thermal comfort without the assistance of mechanical means, use of energy in buildings versus mechanical means. People's response to thermal environment. Fundamental physical principles with respect to buildings interaction with climate, and architectural design possibilities, modification of climate through thermal design. Quantitative and qualitative assessment of indoor environment in relation to heat gain or loss, ventilation and air movement, determination of comfort level and to design buildings as climate modifiers. Study of specific buildings for environmental performance evaluation.