Facades are key to the performance and the aesthetics of a buildings. Facade design and engineering covers a wide range of aspects such as structural engineering, building physics, architectural detailing, materials science, procurement and collaboration across design teams, contractors, and suppliers.
The course provides an introduction to the role of the façade specialist at different stages of an architectural project. Through case studies, the students will explore design aspects and communication of options. The students will learn how to develop schematic solutions on the basis of a brief, taking into consideration the architectural vision, performance requirements, and buildability.
Teaching and Instruction method
The Faculty of Engineering has adopted a student-centred approach to learning, and teaching is based on problem based project work. Students participate significantly in class and carry out project work in small teams. The work, analysis of the problems and reporting will be performed in teams of 3-4 persons.
You must have completed at least two years of engineering studies and have an interest in design of buildings.