Saturday, June 9, 2012

Teaching Proposals


Yasser Mahgoub - Teaching Proposals

Course name
Course contents
Sustainable Architecture
This course explores the different aspects of sustainability, known as the 3’Es; Environment, Energy, and Equity. It uses examples of vernacular and contemporary architecture to illustrate successful applications of sustainable strategies. The course consists of a series of lectures and short applications to enhance the students’ understanding of the subject matter.
Climate-Responsive Architecture
The course’s starts with an introduction to the broad issue of sustainability, then analysis of vernacular architecture examples and ends with integrating the subjects of climate, people and buildings. The course consists of a series of lectures and short applications to enhance the students’ understanding of the subject matter.
Green Buildings
The course focuses on Green Buildings strategies as important part of sustainable architecture. It starts with an introduction to the broad issue of sustainability, then analysis of Green Buildings strategies. The course consists of a series of lectures and short applications to enhance the students’ understanding of the subject matter.
Green Design Studio
The course is an application of Green Buildings strategies using a design project. It builds on knowledge acquired in Green Buildings course. The course is studio based and utilizes a PBL approach to enhance the students’ abilities to apply Greed Buildings strategies on real projects.
Integrated Design Studio
The IDS combines architectural and with engineering approaches in order to achieve an inter-disciplinary and holistic approach to environmental sustainable architecture. Addressing the issues of sustainability  in the early stages of the design process and from different perspectives ensures the achievement of a more successful results..
Building Performance Evaluation
The course introduces the principles of BPE; the building performance concept, measuring performance; elements of building performance: spatial, technological, and technical criteria, total indoor environmental quality (TIEQ), the POE process model: planning, conducting and implementing BPE; and case studies.