Desert Architecture and Inspiration: The Tectonics of Water Consciousness

1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • RIBA
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Course price: $40
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This course focuses on three projects that harvested and utilized rainwater to achieve net-zero potable water use.

Description: 

Water is precious in the Southwest. Throughout the region, past civilizations manipulated water sources to sustain life. Building for desert-based clients, we have repeatedly found inspiration and tectonic guidance in the celebration of water.

In this course, we’ll share a history of water consciousness in the architecture of Jones Studio. We’ll then focus on three projects that utilized rainwater to achieve net-zero potable water use.

Join us to learn:

• How water harvesting technologies can be seamlessly integrated into architecture

• How these pragmatic strategies transform buildings at a conceptual level

• How to communicate the importance and benefits of investing and installing water harvesting systems

Learning objectives

The learner will be able to:

  • Understand that water harvesting can be integrated seamlessly into architecture.
  • Describe the different water harvesting technologies available.
  • Perform the basic calculations required to properly size a rainwater harvesting tank to offset potable water use in a desert landscape.
  • Communicate to a client the importance and benefits of investing and installing water harvesting systems.

Course details

Contents Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration One year after purchase

Duration 1:00

Passing Score 80% on quiz