15 Credits SPRING


Pre-requisites: Degree 2.1 or higher in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architecture Engineering, Town Planning or related disciplines.

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Aims/Description: This module introduces the concepts, principles, approaches and examples of how requirement and performance of adaptive architecture can be modelled through computer-based simulation. Simulation is seen and practised as a form of experiment performed on models. Adaptive Architecture (AA) is broadly defined as built environments that can change over time in response to changing user and/or environmental conditions while maintaining the architectural characteristic and performance designed. This module contains (a) a lecture series introducing various types of models developed to perform simulation of AA; (b) students┐ undertaking a group project to propose scenarios of adaptation informed by advanced simulation; and (c) an individual essay discussing the benefit and limitation of computer-based simulation.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to the PGT and MArch programmes at the School of Architecture

Staff Contact: Dr Chengzhi Peng
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Small group work on site-specific advanced modelling and simulation of an urban neighbourhood and buildings

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