Designing Climates: Enhancing Thermal and Visual Comfort Through the Design of Indoor / Outdoor Architecture
Reintroduction of the fundamental principles of thermal and visual comfort and designing based on climate to enhance these in projects increasing comfort for people.
Architects and design critics aside, few people complain about how buildings look. However, everyone complains about how buildings feel, especially if they are too hot, cold, humid, glary, or dark. Architects need to regain design control of comfort, which many ceded to other professions decades ago!
This course will reintroduce you to the fundamental principles of thermal and visual comfort, describe how the experience of the built environment—and the health of people in buildings—can be enhanced by designing to first principles of thermal and visual comfort, and explain how dynamic, varied thermal and visual environments can help comfort occupants.
- Define basic elements of thermal comfort and understand the newly emerging model of adaptive thermal comfort.
- Understand basic elements of visual comfort and how they can shape the experience of a person visiting a building and landscape.
- Describe how thermal and visual design choices can increase comfort, enhance environmental quality, and save energy.
- Understand the environmental design imperatives for hot and humid climates.
BSc, BArch, RIBA
Partner | Grimshaw ArchitectsWilliam joined Grimshaw in 1995 in London. He moved to the New York office in 2003 and became a...
AIA, LEED AP
Principal | Krueck + Sexton ArchitectsTom Jacobs is a 2012 National AIA Young Architect award winner, a respected professional and...
LEED Fellow, DDes, ASHRAE HPDP
Director | Atelier TenAs a director of New York office of Atelier Ten, Nico consults on a wide variety of large scale...