3502611: Material Ecology

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Semester:SS 13
Art:Vorlesung / Übung
Lektionen / Semester:24.0 L / 18.0 h
Selbststudium:27.0 h



Masterstudium Architektur (01.09.2008)


Within the framework of the concentration Sustainable Design and in line with the objectives of the module Building Technology II the goal of this course is to help students to develop critical knowledge in the field of Building Physics.
The lecture explaines the principles that underlie sustainable design and provide the intellectual, cultural and technological context for the study in achitecture.


At the end of the module each student should have the ability to demonstrate and/or work with:

  • Knowledge that covers and integrates specific principles and methods of building physics focused on the interaction between building envelope and building services.
  • A critical understanding of the intellectual, aesthetic and tecnological content of self-selected buildings that supports architectural judgement.
  • Researched and critical evaluation of the briefing and performance of buildings.
  • A researched and integrated knowledge of building physics and energy transfer mechanisms, applicable in coherent design projects that express architectural intentions and considerations of a sustainable environment.
  • The ability to define what type of research is relevant, what questions to ask, and which formats to record the findings to best serve as a springboard to design decisions.
  • Execute complex defined and self-defined projects of research, development or investigation and identify and implement relevant outcomes.
  • Research and critical evaluation of how a strategic choice of construction, materials and environmental approaches can determine the character of an architectural design project.
  • Critically identify, define, conceptualise and analyse complex problems and issues relevant to contemporary discipline of architecture.
  • Communicate and articulate ideas and informations fluently in english language and work comprehensively in visual, oraland written forms.
  • Make formal presentations about specialist topics to informed audiences.
  • Exercise autonomy and initiative in carrying out set project briefs and self-directed programme of study.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage time and physicalresources in relation to set project briefs and self-direct programmes of study as an individual and a group member.


Lecture, seminar

Voraussetzungen (inhaltlich)

  • Admission requirements for the Master of Science in Architecture Degree Program


Course script, codes (Normenwerke SIA, Eurocode), bibliography of the lecturer


  • Written examination of the learning outcomes of the course


The course has to be passed with a sufficient grade (minimum grade of 4.0).
The module grade will be determined from the weighted average of the single course grades.

Building Physics 2 33%
Building Mechanical Systems 2 33%
Material Technology 2 33%


26.02.201313:30 - 17:45H4
12.03.201313:30 - 17:45H4
22.04.201311:45 - 13:00S8
23.04.201313:30 - 17:45H4
07.05.201313:30 - 17:45H4
21.05.201313:30 - 16:45H4


  • PAR_MA Material Ecology (SS 13, bewertet)