ARCH 225ED - Intermediate Studies in Architecture: 'Environmental Principles'


Naomi Darling

MW 08:45AM-11:15AM

Mount Holyoke College

Art 211
This hybrid studio addresses human comfort with lectures and problem work sessions integrated with design projects. We start with an in-depth study of the world's climate regions, the sun, and the earth's tilt and spin. Primary methods of heat transfer are investigated as students research two architectural solutions (vernacular and contemporary) within each climate. Using daylight, the sun's movement, and sun-path diagrams students will design, draw and build a functioning solar clock. Issues in day-lighting and thermal comfort will then drive an extended design problem. Students will be asked to solve numerical problems and present design solutions using both drawings and models.

Prereq: ARCH-205 or equivalent.

Students enrolled in this course will be responsible for some of the cost of materials.

Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.