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The Carbon Neutral Design Project:
Carbon Neutral Teaching: Curriculum Materials Development
Claude Demers + Andre Potvin
Laval University

Winter 2007 Graduate Level ‘Ambiances physiques’
(environmental controls in architecture) Studio/ Seminar

Physical Ambiances

ACSA Competiton

Design Performance Objective

Passive Systems

Final design solution, awarded a second prize at the 2007 ACSA design competition: Concrete design for a sustainable world

Students: Francois Riverin, Sylain Lagacé, & Philippe Lafranc Bouche.


Winter 2007 Graduate Level ‘Ambiances physiques’ (environmental controls in architecture) Studio/ Seminar

Physical Ambiances

The importance of representation of a physical ambience: it should reflect the nature of the site and climate at a given time. Relation between building systems and context has to be poetic as well as feasible.

Investigative Strategy

From the earliest design stages: Rules of the Thumb (Seminar on the control of physical ambiences, a compulsory course providing a wide array of theoretical resources); Sun, Wind and Light; Physical modeling; Ecotect (used in the competition panel on illustration 2). LEED® as a general guide, but not as a main support.

Evaluation Process
Invited crits are specialists in thermal, acoustical and lighting design, architectural design, but there is also a specialist in history of architecture, a “green” mechanical engineer as well as structural engineer.
Information about the Project and Studio

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Evaluative Criteria
Range of Applicability in terms of CLIMATE
Range of Applicability in terms of TYPE
Reference Material
Duration of Exercise
Degree of Difficulty / Previous Knowledge Required




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