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Student thesis: Master programme thesis

  • Dirk Klijn
  • Benjamin Rusch
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
London seems to be stuck in a continuous housing crisis and faces a difficult future with fewer housing units being built every year. This tendency can be experienced in all bigger cities around the world, which is a serious problem considered the fact that the building and construction sector is already responsible for nearly 40 percent of energy-related greenhouse emissions. In UK homes, 62 % of the energy is used for space heating, which is one crucial factor that we aim to tackle with our thesis.
Our thesis is an investigation on how to apply a low-tech approach in order to lower the overall energy demand of the building.
To do so, we carried out an integrated design process with iterative approaches including simulations and prototyping, which had an essential impact on the shaping of the final design. Our findings show that there is a high potential of an alternative approach to the high-tech implementation systems, such as an HVAC system, in residential buildings and that a low-tech approach can be adopted in a reuse project in order to lower the overall energy demand of the building.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date12 Aug 2020
Number of pages156
ID: 338323258