• ABOUT

    Based on global warming, decline of existing energy resources, exponential population growth, increasing geopolitical instabilities which are the result of uncertainty of the future energy supply, together with the fact that buildings represent about 40% of total energy consumption worldwide leads to a conclusion that a good architecture is not possible without a good energy concept.

     

    The buildings represent the bigger part of one of the biggest problem of our society - fair distribution of available resources. Therefore architecture can be a big part of the solution. Never before in the history of our civilization architecture had such a chance to gain one of the central roles in the society. Good architecture is always representing the expression of the cultural values, priorities and hopes of a society. Now it can produce a physical response for the existential challenges.

     

    A sustainable development by definition cannot get along with the decay in architectural quality of our built environment. A building with low architectural quality and good energy concept is not an actual benefit for a sustainable future. The objective of research and teaching at the Institute is the maximization of energy performance of buildings and cities, and the development of architectural and urban projects through form and structure optimization toward energy efficiency.

  • TEAM

    Head of the Institute

    Brian Cody

    consultation-hour

    Assistant

    consultation-hour - wednesday 11:00 - 12:00

    alexander.eberl@tugraz.at

    Project Assistant/Lector

    Sebastian Sautter

    sautter@tugraz.at

    Lector

    Martin Schneebacher

    martin.schneebacher@tugraz.at

    Student assistant

    lilli.kroher@student.tugraz.at

    Office hours

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 12:00

    doris.damm@tugraz.at

    Assistant

    Aleksandar Tepavcevic

    consultation-hour - friday 11:00 - 12:00

    aleksandar.tepavcevic@tugraz.at

    Lector

    Alexandru Dan

    dan@tugraz.at

    Student assistant

    filip.l.pejic@student.tugraz.at

    Assistant

    Christiane Wermke

    christiane.wermke@tugraz.at

    Lector

    Minoru Suzkuki

    minoru.suzuki@tugraz.at

    Student assistant

    predrag.jovanovic@student.tugraz.at

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LV 159.804 - Master - Obligatory Elective Course bound to Integral Design Studio

Advanced architectural science

DI Sebastian Sautter

 

INFO

PROJECTS

In the obligatory elective subject "Advanced architectural science", the overall energy concept will be developed for the proposal of the Integral Design Studio. Special emphasis is placed on linking the architectural design and the energy concept. The goal will be to develop a "nearly-zero" office building. To calculate the energy demand and the potential for energy production simple rough methods but also detailed simulations (based on the software-platform Grasshopper) are used.

 

The seminar provides a broad overview of building energy systems and provides scope to individually develop new and creative approaches to energy transfer and power generation in the tight context of a strong architectural design idea.

 

 

 

 

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