Architectural design education based on simulation tools: Retrofitting design improvement approach in Tohoku university

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Abstract

This paper explicates development efforts in Tohoku University that are necessary for high capability architect education using versatile simulation tools. In this paper, we first explain the social change toward architectural design in the “Era of Digitalization” and needs transformation for Architects today especially in Tohoku region after having the experiences of March 11th 2011 disaster. We then introduce a study environment and curriculum for Design education from undergraduate to master level program in Tohoku University. Thus, an effort will be exemplified taking a case study of each student’s design project of an adequate improvement process using CASBEE index and simulation tools that can facilitate effective communication and interaction between junior architect (Design Laboratory students) and junior engineer (Sustainable Engineering Laboratory students). The relevancy of so-called Retro-fitting Improvement Approach will be exemplified based on different building types and various simulation index of each student’s design projects. Such developments are expected to achieve new levels of architect education standard and connectivity between designers and the engineers for wide range of sustainable design project. The outcome will serve as a solid basis for the primary design training to larger urban scale of high performance Smart City design project in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPLEA 2018 - Smart and Healthy within the Two-Degree Limit
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
EditorsEdward Ng, Square Fong, Chao Ren
PublisherSchool of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Pages904-910
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789628272365
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit, PLEA 2018 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2018 Dec 102018 Dec 12

Publication series

NamePLEA 2018 - Smart and Healthy within the Two-Degree Limit: Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
Volume2

Conference

Conference34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit, PLEA 2018
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period18/12/1018/12/12

Keywords

  • Design Education
  • Digitalization
  • Retrofitting Design Improvement
  • Simulation Tool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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