ART021 - Site and Environment
|School||Welsh School of Architecture|
|External Subject Code||K100|
|Number of Credits||10|
|Language of Delivery||English|
Site and Environment takes an analytical approach to the theme of the ambient environment of the site. It discusses basic physics needed to understand physical environments in general, climatic processes involved in creating the local environment of a site, procedures for analysing environmental data to provide designers with objectives, and the physical needs that users have for their environments.
demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts in environmental physics;
discuss in principle the physics of building environmental performance;
understand how these matters affect comfort and impact on performance of the built environment;
utilise these concepts to solve problems in environmental physics using basic numerical and graphical procedures;
interpret climatic data with regard to environmental constraints and design objectives.
The module will be delivered through:
Lectures: The principal subject matter will be explained in lectures, assisted by visual aids, interaction with the students and, where applicable, demonstrations. Lectures will, where possible, be recorded and available for review.
On-line support material and reading: The module content will be accessible to students in electronic form on line. In addition, certain texts will be used as main reference sources to ensure that students are familiar with the material covered in them.
Assignments: There will be practical exercises set to give students practice in implementing some subject-specific skills.