ICAD-ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN 2021

iCAD- Environmental Design  @ Scuola di Architettura – Università degli Studi di Firenze | AA 2020-21

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17 March_ WELCOME TO YOUR CLASS PORTAL
Students are required to have a look of  SYLLABUS and  SCHEDULE located in the side sections.

Students are also strongly required to read  the following selected readings to have a better comprehension of the design philosophy and   to acquire  a theoretical foundation,
      • G. Ridolfi, A. Saberi, Computational Intelligences in the Post Environmental Design. Examples from Mailab  [LINK] [ALT LINK]
       • G. Ridolfi, A. Saberi, Learning Design through Designerly Thinking. [LINK] [ALT.LINK] [VIDEO]
       • G.Ridolfi, Digital Technology for Architectural Fabrication [LINK] [ALT.LINK]

 Download the course textbooks from the section TEXTBOOKS

SYLLABUS

SCHEDULE
ACADEMIC CALENDAR
ASSIGNMENTS

Project Booklet

Credit #05

Architectural Envelope Model

Credit #04

Envelope Detailed Design

Credit #03

 Schematic Design

Credit #02.

Conceptual Design on Environmental Report

Credit #01
TEXTBOOKS

• Textbooks. A selection of the main founding resources for Environmental Design class

LECTURES

CLASS LECTURES

Reading #00 –  Digital Technology for Architectural Fabrication [LINK] [alt.link]


Lecture #01 _ Mission and Program Design  LINK


Lecture #02 _ The Post Environmental Design. Climate Modeling and Site Assessment LINK


Lecture #03_Environmental Mass Optioneering in the Early Stage Design  LINK


Lecture #04_Passive Design Strategies and Devices. Part1  LINK


Lecture #05_Passive Design Strategies and Devices. Part2  LINK


Lecture #06_Natural Daylight Design  LINK


OTHER LECTURES

The Building Envelope LINK


Assembling and joining structures _LINK

RESOURCES

Climate Consultant.  Free, easy-to-use, graphic-based computer program that displays climate data in dozens of ways useful to architects, builders, contractors, and homeowners, including temperatures, humidity, wind velocity, sky cover, and solar radiation in both 2-D and 3-D graphics for every hour of the year in either Metric or Imperial units. Climate Consultant 6.0 also plots sun dials and sun shading charts overlaid with the hours when solar heating is needed or when shading is required. The psychrometric chart analysis shows the most appropriate passive design strategies in each climate, while the new wind wheel integrates wind velocity and direction data with concurrent temperatures and humidities and can be animated hourly, daily, or monthly.atches to analyze climate data, sun geometry, winds and human comfort


How to install LadyBug & HoneyBee. List of links addressing guides and video tutorials explaining how to install LadyBug and Honeybee libraries on Grasshopper


Environmental design Resources.  Examples, references and Grasshopper patches  to analyze climate, human comfort, and to run mass energy simulation and daylight.


Daylight Simulation with HoneyBee. Patches and  links to run daylight simulation


Assignment Examples Lab Ambientale 2017-18. Students’ examples about Climate report, Place inventory, Space Program, and Environmental Mass Optioneering


Assignment Examples Environmental Design 2016-17 Environmental201 Students’ examples about Weather report,  Site Examples, Demolition & Excavation, Foundation



Other publications. Resources collected in «Smart & Green for Responsive Architecture» Issue stack.


• Pinterest.  Pins on different matter organized in Pinterest


Previous students’ works. A slide show of some examples.


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