ETS4 - Antidisciplinary Integration. Migration from NZEB to ZIB

Can you think of the thermal comfort you feel in St-Paul’s cathedral? Can you recall the beautiful image of the sunrise above the stones at Stonehenge during a solstice, and the control of light it implies? How does the timber structure of Tamedia offices building close the life cycle of its materials? How does a car solve its waterproof elements and joints? How come the fine music played in Hamburg’s Elbphilarmonie reaches the chair furthest from the scenario with the same quality it reaches the first? How do you think seismic loads are dissipated in Sendai’s Mediatec?

How about the sensation of entering a car that has been parked exposed to the sun even for a short while? Ever been in a classroom where the only way to see the board was putting the blinds down? Are you aware than when flushing the toilet you are using 8 litres of potable water just to transport your waste? Ever felt uncomfortable because of the vibration of a bridge, or a scenic cantilevered lookout? How do you feel on a date in a restaurant, when you cannot hear your partner’s conversation?

Nowadays, many necessary systems are too disintegrated in projects and technology is being applied independently. In this course, we would like to focus on the integration of all building requirements. The aim is to merge all disciplines into one, one antidisciplinary system.

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, NZEB, are a main topic at present, but what humanity and its environment need is to reduce the impact of building buildings on the planet. The course will analyze how to migrate from a NZEB to a ZIB, Zero Impact Building, reducing the carbon footprint or compensating for it; for this purpose, an analysis of the involution and evolution of human sensibility towards sustainability and energy efficiency will also be carried out.

The class methodology will be based on the study of successful cases but also failure ones, both contemporary and historical. In each session a case will be presented, and debated; a short investigation or reinterpretation analysis will be set as individual work, and will be shared and discussed at the beginning of each class before starting a new case.

In this course, we want to discuss, highlight and evaluate through case studies the following topics list: #lifecycle #impact #CO2 #integration #thermalmass #activatedstructures #nzeb #zib #buildingtechnologies #MEP #structures #energyefficiency #freecooling #themalring #greenhouse #canadianducts #leanconstruction #comfort #radiantcomfort #thermalbridges #monitoring #daylightsimulation #tabssystem #buoyance #energysimulation #PhotovoltaicPannels #PV #ColdSolarPannels


ETS4 - Antidisciplinary Integration - Session01

Session01_Structures as more than just the load-resisting skeleton

ICTA offices, Barcelona, 2012

dataAE + Harquitectes

ETS4 - Antidisciplinary Integragion - Session04

Session04_Complex buildings connected by a thermal ring

Metro Headquarters, Madrid

UTE Jardín Uno architects

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