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Architecture and Urban Climates

Description

The seminar highlights the notion of “urban climate“ and its manyfold implications for architecture and urban planning since the beginning of the 20th century. Due to its man-made character, the city climate differs fundamentally from the natural climate. By looking at the historical emergence of this concept and the complex adaptation in the field of architecture and urban planning, a robust architectural knowledge for today’s discussions on the so called “urban heat island effect” shall be provided. After an introduction into the history of urban climatology and climate-related architecture, case studies and methods with particular relevance for architects will be addressed. During an excursion in the city of Milan different aspects of urban microclimates and their architectural interpretations will be highlighted.

People

 

Roesler S.

Teacher

Epiney L.

Assistant

Ghodbane D.

Assistant

Stieger L. F.

Assistant

Additional information

Semester
Spring
Academic year
2019-2020
ECTS
2.5
Language
English
Education
Master of Science in Architecture, History and theory of art and architecture, Historical-humanistic facultative courses, 2nd year

Master of Science in Architecture, History and theory of art and architecture, Historical-humanistic facultative courses, 1st year