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_id ecaaderis2018_104
id ecaaderis2018_104
authors Hollberg, Alexander, Hildebrand, Linda and Habert, Guillaume
year 2018
title Environmental design - Lessons learned from teaching LCA
source Odysseas Kontovourkis (ed.), Sustainable Computational Workflows [6th eCAADe Regional International Workshop Proceedings / ISBN 9789491207143], Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 24-25 May 2018, pp. 65-74
keywords Architects largely define the environmental impact a building will cause throughout its life cycle. Especially decisions taken in early design stages have a great influence on the environmental performance. The integration of environmental assessment into the design process requires adequate tools and basic knowledge of the architects using them. This paper discusses both aspects by means of two case studies with students. In both case studies, the goal was to use Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to optimize the environmental performance of the building in the design process. The results of the first case study proved the benefits of using LCA-based information for decision-making, but some issues of using the tool during the design process became evident. In the second case study an improved LCA-tool was employed that proved to be applicable by all students. Nevertheless, only one group used the feedback to optimize the building design in an iterative process as intended by the supervisors. This leads to the conclusion that the difficulty of environmental design shifted from a lack of adequate assessment tools to the question of the design approach.
series eCAADe
email hollberg@ibi.baug.ethz.ch
last changed 2018/05/29 12:33

_id 0d72
authors Millet, M.S., Hildebrand, G., Cohan, P. and Read, M.
year 1991
title ArchiMedia Case Studies: Integrative Architectural Education
source Reality and Virtual Reality [ACADIA Conference Proceedings / ISBN 1-880250-00-4] Los Angeles (California - USA) October 1991, pp. 127-134
summary Few people would argue that architectural education, ideally a complex holistic experience, completely integrates the many aspects and concerns that contribute to the design and realization of a building. This is hardly surprising given the vast array of information that architecture schools with limited resources attempt to present to students within constricted time frames. One may argue that in attempting to approach such a holistic educational goal, representations of reality on a computer screen are no more useful or provocative than conventional communication devices: slides, photographs, drawings, the spoken and printed word, moving pictures (film, video), and various combinations of all of these. The opportunities offered by computer-driven multimedia presentations, however, lie in the speed and relevance of connections made between associated ideas in various media formats. In particular, a multimedia presentation, if carefully authored and developed, can provide a wide range of interactive information gathering pathways. The approach called ArchiMedia offers a means for presenting a wide variety of information about a range of building types in an interactive format with the goal of supporting the creative and practical processes of communication among teachers and students.
series ACADIA
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