Architectural Synthesis 7 & 8: public service multiple functions building

Course content

Buildings with multiple functions and public character. Criteria and principles of design. The characteristics of urban space and their importance for design options. The integration of a building into its environment. Expansion in height and vertical structure of the building, public movement and gathering spaces, problem solving of interior circulation. Layout and character of interior space, the significance of construction materials, colours and lighting for project elaboration. The outdoor common space. Design of interior and outdoor space into a synthetic cohesion of public use.
Thorough study of matters concerning the combination of architectural design and construction expression. Formation and design of the supporting structure. Parameters affecting construction and technology options. Environmental design parameters.