Sustainable architecture

lbarc1366  2021-2022  Bruxelles Saint-Gilles

Sustainable architecture
3.00 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
This teaching unit will cover:
  1. the concept of sustainable development and the meaning of words related to the contemporary challenges of maintaining the conditions for mankind's existence
  2. the multi-disciplinary nature of the issue and possible responses against a background of the barriers in knowledge and action being broken down
  3. the issue of durability in architecture, with a critical examination of its ability to provide an appropriate answer to the issues at stake
  4. the methods to progress from design to effective implementation in an architectural project (design approaches, design and assessment methods, practical guides etc.)
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Specific learning outcomes
Students will be able to develop and integrate the following skills:
  • Deal with the issue of sustainable development in a multi-disciplinary and holistic way, involving social, economic and environmental aspects of architecture
  • Develop awareness of the impact of architecture on sustainable development issues
  • Be familiar with the basic concepts and develop methods of action (designs, methods etc.) to make an architectural project a sustainable one
  • Recognise the specific role of the architect to bring sustainable development factors into architectural design
  • Create a multi-disciplinary link between the compulsory teaching units at Bachelor's level (plants, town planning, materials, facilities, building physics and perception) and sustainable construction in a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to the architecture studio.
Contribution to the learning outcomes reference network:
With regard to the Learning Outcomes Reference Framework of the Master's degree in Architecture, this teaching contributes to the development, acquisition and assessment of the following learning outcomes:
Build knowledge of architecture
  • Be familiar with and analyse the discipline's basic references
  • Be able to use given references which, by analogy, can lead to other interpretations of the context
Place the action
  • Identify and analyse the paradigms on which the study is based according to various given methods and starting from various points of view
  • Experiment with the possibilities of transforming a context
Make use of other subjects
  • Seek out other approaches, exchanges of views and ways of enhancing thinking about architecture
Use the technical dimension
  • Observe and assess the main construction principles that give architecture a formal, material and temporal dimension
Make committed choices
  • Make links between different methodological and epistemological perspectives
Teaching materials
  • Slides du cours architecture durable
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Architecture (Bruxelles)

Bachelor in Architecture (Tournai)