Microclimate and Architecture
- Department of Microenviromental and Building Services Engineering
The purpose of architectural work ,first of all,is to provide indoor environment of the building for the user-the man. Sometimes this endeavor is not successful-e.g.so called Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)occurs being able to depreciate even the perfect work of art.Objections of medical doctors specialized in hygiene can be added and the usefullness of the building can be problematic.First main architectural building types are presented,then Government Directives of the Czech Republic and international standards dealing with indoor microclimate problems.Special part is devoted to practice:students try to assess indoor climate of a certain architectural type,e.g.of low energetic residental building,medieval church,wooden building,modern air conditioned building.
Successful exam or simultaneous study of D25TPB required.
- Syllabus of lectures:
Microclimate analysis of Tugendhat villa in Brno based on real measurement of microclimate parameters.Microclimate of some progressive architectural works:building with metalic perimetral wall,microclimate study of university faculty project,problems of low energetic buildings.SuperHomes London(movie BBC).
- Syllabus of tutorials:
a)Select building of a certain architectural type:residental low energetic,medieval church,residental wooden,airconditioned office building with separated offices and
b)Basic photo documentation to be made
c)Try to feel like a building user(real user´s opinion welcomed)
d)Conclusion:To which extend is the building suitable for its purpose.
- Study Objective:
Deep theoretical knowledge with ability of application in practice.
- Study materials:
Jokl,M.V.:Microclimate and building architecture.Czech. Stavební obzor 18,2009(in print)
Jokl,M.P.,Jokl,M.V.:Microclimate of villa Tugendhat interior.Czech..Architekt 54,1.část 2008,5:74-76,2.část 2008,6:88-91.
Jokl,M.V.:Microclimate of building interior surrouded by metalic wall cover. Czech. Architekt 52,2006,10:66-67.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: