Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change until September 13,
in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE)
for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
This teaching unit covers all the aspects linked to architectural and technological measures designed to ensure quality of atmosphere. In particular, it covers:
visual comfort and techniques for natural and artificial lighting
acoustic comfort and techniques for acoustic correction and insulation
thermal comfort, bioclimatic architecture and techniques for heating and cooling
air quality and ventilation techniques.
This teaching unit develops the link between the perception of comfort, the relevant regulatory and technological aspects and their architectural consequences in terms of space. In this way, it provides students with the necessary foundations to eventually bring these topics into their practice as designers, in the context of European regulation imposing on buildings the requirement to be 'nearly zero-energy' by 2020.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and
command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be
accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled
“Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
This teaching unit focuses particularly on two dimensions of the profile of a Bachelor level graduate in Architecture: developing a technical dimension and making use of other disciplines.
Specific learning outcomes:
In particular, by the end of this course, students will be able to
present a well-argued energy design plan for architectural projects in the current climatic, regulatory and environmental context.
describe the role and the working of the main equipment in ventilation, heating, cooling, artificial lighting and production of renewable energy in terms of a building.
use the normal sizing rules to pre-size ventilation, heating, cooling and artificial lighting installations to ensure air quality and thermal comfort.
clarify the basic concepts linked to the perception and the propagation of sound and the principles of acoustic correction.
apply these concepts to simple problems of assessing the level of acoustic insulation against the airborne noises of walls, propagation of impact noise and acoustic correction (room acoustics).
Contribution to the learning outcome reference framework:
Make use of other subjects
Seek out other approaches, exchanges of views and ways of enhancing thinking about architecture
Interpret the knowledge of other subjects
Make use of other subjects to ask questions about the design and implementation of an architectural project
Use the technical dimension
Be familiar with and describe the main technical principles of building
Observe and assess the main construction principles of a building
Be able to apply the various basic technical principles in a producing a work of architecture
Les étudiants disposent d'un syllabus pour chaque enseignant.
Les présentations PowerPoint sont mises à leur disposition après chaque séance de cours (partie confort acoustique et visuel), ou avant (partie confort thermique et respiratoire).