The course aims at providing knowledge related to the executive design of buildings.
The Laboratory aims at providing the tools to understand the technological and performance problems of the components of the building to define a constructive solution according to the architectural concept.
The Practical exercise of design building course will allow the student to learn the following knowledge and skills:
Knowledge and ability to understand. 1 – To acquire the ability to understand and to face the technological and performance problems of the building components.
Knowledge and ability to practical understand. 1 – To learn the ability to draw the executive project according to the unified methods in the professional world.
Ability to draw conclusions and communication skills. 1 – To get the ability to use construction systems in the building design and to analyse their performance according to the regulatory system. 2 - To learn the ability to use correctly and appropriately the language and terminology of the topic related to the issues addressed.
Autonomy of judgment and communication skills. 1 – To learn the ability to independently evaluate the accuracy of the different architectural and technological choices proposed during the design practical exercise concerning a complex building and to have the ability to discuss about them with the Professor during the lectures in order to define the most suitable functional/technological solution.
Knowledge related to the Architectural Design and distributional features of buildings, architectural design experiences, basic knowledge of Structural mechanics, Materials Technology, Technical Physics.
Design practical activities followed by the Professor and Professor's assistants
Type of Assessment
The exam consists of passing an oral exam and verifying the design practice exercises. The design practice exercise is preparatory for access to the oral exam. Each test is passed if a mark greater than or equal to 18 is got. The final mark is obtained by the weighted average between the mark obtained in the design practical composition (weight 1/3), the mark obtained in presenting the report to the commission of the exam and in the question concerns the practice exercise (weight 1/3) and the mark obtained in the oral test (weight 1/3).
The practice exercise consists in the elaboration of an architectural project, up to the execution phase, of a complex sustainable building, based on some guide-projects identified and proposed by the Professor. Once delivered, the practical exercise is valid for all subsequent exam dates.
The oral exam will focus on the entire program carried out during the frontal lectures and it will occur with a series of 3 theoretical and/or practical questions. The exam ends with passing the oral exam.
The student who intends to attend the oral test must necessarily have concluded the practical exercise and must always register and/or unsubscribe through the University's online service "exam booking".
The practical exercise includes design activities carried out in the classroom and followed by the Professor and Professors' assistants. The design activity concerns the development, from the definitive project scale to the executive one of a building. For these exercises, groups of students of a precise number will be assembled. In agreement with the Professor, they will choose the topic to develop the work.