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Refurbishment of Existing Buildings

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Refurbishment of Existing Buildings
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: B-A-1.5
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
5PA (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Project work

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

B-A-1.5 (P120-0057) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 4, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
75 class hours (= 56.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 123.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
B-A-1.3 Sociocultural Aspects of Design
B-A-1.4 Architectural Design and Urban Development
B-A-4.2 CAD 1 / Technical Drawing

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Eve Hartnack
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Eve Hartnack

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be have basic knowledge of conceptual design, they will be able to solve requirements of function, construction, design and space in simple tasks.
They will be able to analyze a given building structure with regard to its strengths and weaknesses and adapt it to today´s quality standards.
Students will be able to recognize the connections between functional, constructive, design and spatial aspects in refurbishment/upgrade tasks and will be able approach architectural solutions conceptually by incorporating these connections.

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Module content:
The built environment is largely completed and the construction tasks concentrate mainly on building within an existing structure. It is therefore a question of discovering and correctly evaluating the potential of this existing stock in terms of its history, genius loci, structure, construction and character. The new, changed requirements call for a repertoire of conceptual design tasks using skills such as inserting, separating-connecting, layering, adjusting, modernizing, transforming, extending or rebuilding. Students must be able to solve these tasks while taking the above parameters into account.
Using a simple functional program within the context of the existing building stock for formulating and solving the architectural concept.
Introduction: Design and planning methodology in a historical context.
In cooperation with the following modules: B-A-2.1 Denkmalpflege / Innenraumgestaltung, BA- 3.2 Gebäudelehre, B-A-5.7 Baukonstruktion 4, B-A-5.8 Bestandsoptimierung

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Teaching methods/Media:
Supervised project work, presentations, study trip and workshop

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Recommended or required reading:
Fischer, Alfred: Neue Architektur durch Umnutzung alter Gebäude und Anlagen
Hassler, Uta; Niklaus Kohler; Wilfried Wang: Umbau
Lerch, Helmut: Wohnhauserweiterungen
Powell, Kenneth: Bauen im Bestand
Reiners, Holger: Umbauen
Schneider, Enno; Katharina Jester: Weiterbauen
Wüstenrot Stiftung (Hg.): Umnutzungen im Bestand - Neue Zwecke für alte Gebäude

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