Built for upskilling
This course covers key aspects of the theory and practice of design for buildings and the relation of the building to the study of the environment. It applies the building, environment and technology theories covered in previous courses to normal design situations.
The course focuses on the understanding of how a building is affected by its design, environment and its occupants, and, vice versa, what effect that building has on the environment and people living in and around it.
The relationship is a complex one, which is addressed here by using ‘human comfort’ as the overarching theme, and breaking that down into individual factors of heat, air, moisture, sound and light.
These factors are placed into the context of a domestic dwelling, with the many and varied conditions that can result, based on different expectations and perceptions of comfort.