Courses

Department of Architecture

CourseOptional Studio of Architectural Design
GradesRequired for 4th, and elective for 5th
OutlineThe course is about architecture design in studios for a semester which lead by different teacher with different project, and what makes it distinct is that the participants are composed of Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree students and Bachelor of Architecture degree students, respectively in their 4th year and 5th year at school. The studio lead by our lab is named SEED (Studio of Ecology/Engineering Design), which practice design with integrating principle to transform sustainable engineering into a major design factor. By analyzing environmental property, we obtain fundamental information for design process. Moreover, we figure the physical performance of nature factors in buildings such as water, air, energy,etc. by numerical simulation tools.
CourseSystem of Environmental Control (1)
GradesRequired for 3th (Required for Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree、Elective for Bachelor of Architecture degree)
OutlineThe course, System of Environmental Control, discusses system of architectural equipment and how those equipment appear in design projects. Also, the theory and application of HVAC, water supply and drainage, sanitary, electrical equipment,and hydrant system are included. The more advanced part copes with up-to-date equipments developed for residential energy saving, comfort, and convenience, including renewable energy equipment.
Taking human body for metaphor of how vital the system of environmental control is to the building function as the organs, vein, nerve, and digestive system are. The course focuses on the comprehension of practical issues, encountered at integrating design concept with architectural systems, which meets the knowledge demand that students need in their career afterwards.
CourseBuilding Physical Environment (2)
GradesRequired for 2th
OutlineIt is a required core curriculum for department of architecture students, which advances the issues of Building Physical Environment (1), discussing nature environment, urban environment, and heat environment. Building Physical Environment (2) mainly discusses air environment, sound environment, and light environment with the expectation that after comprehending those physical factors’ performance in architecture scale, healthy, comfortable, energy saving, and nature-coordinating spaces can be created. In addition to better living quality in the aspect of building physics, our class moves on to blend more environmental quality demands into architectural designs such as working efficiency, intellectual productivity, and creativity factors that radically affected by space quality.

 

Graduate School of Architecture

CourseSpecial Topic on Indoor Air Quality
GradesElective for Master and Ph.D. degree
OutlineIn this course, students should read the recent research papers and using simulation tools for research topics. Requirement for indoor air quality recently has been no longer limited to reducing pollutants to keep healthy, but in the contrast, has been actively evaluated to tend occupants’ mental state and working efficiency. Several overseas studies take biological pollution a new fashion instead of chemical pollutions from interior building materials, and perceptual air quality instead of healthy air quality. To design environmental control system, many studies highlighted the application factors such as materials, plants, etc. to improve air quality. In view of the trend in this field, students are required to attend literature reviews, seminars, and research project to better comprehend indoor air quality related study issues and study methods.
CourseSpecial Topics on Building Environmental Control Systems
GradesElective for Master and Ph.D. degree
OutlineFundamental of environmental science of buildings is the main part of the course, and the objective is to develop designers with the skills of environmental control, or researchers on this field. Methodology and practice of simulation and experiment are also introduced the contents of the course.