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Refurbishment of Existing Buildings

Module name (EN): Refurbishment of Existing Buildings
Degree programme: Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: B-A-1.5
SAP-Submodule-No.: P120-0057
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 5PA (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Project work

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
B-A-1.5 (P120-0057) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 4, mandatory course
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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