ARC 608-02- Arch Design Studio 8

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Course No.: 22205

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2014 Spring

Location: Crosby – TBD

Meeting Day(s): Tuesday & Thursday

Meeting Time: 1:30PM - 7:20PM

Faculty: Hata

This studio is the third in a series of courses developing work for the Department of Energy’s next Solar Decathlon competition, anticipated to be in fall 2015.
Despite its repute for snowy winters, Buffalo has climatic and solar resources sufficient for the creation of net zero housing; both the qualitative character and the technical requirements for this task are at the heart of the architectural inquiry of this studio. Following directly from the Ecological Practices studio taught by Professor Brad Wales in Fall 2013, this studio will work collaboratively to research and develop the Reflect Buffalo Solar Decathlon schematic design further, using various analysis and simulation tools. We will look deeply into high-efficiency envelope assemblies, construction for long-distance transportation, design for disassembly and reassembly, interior design, and overall building energy performance.