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T.K.M.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, KOLLAM


Department of ARCHITECTURE
JUNE - OCTOBER 2014
Name of Professor: Prof. Nizar. S.A
13AR1304 BUILDING CLIMATOLOGY 2-0-0
Course Objective
1. To provide a broad awareness about the relation between climate and architecture.
2. To enable students to do a systematic study of the site climate in architectural projects.
3. To guide the students towards the design for thermal comfort in various climates.

Class Topic Methods Reason


Used
Climate and Architecture: Explain the importance of climate in design
1 Introduction to Climate and of built environment and its need of study.
BB
weather, need of study (comfort, Importance of Comfort and need of
sustainability) Sustainability
Vernacular examples of To discuss some major examples of
2 architecture evolved from climate BB Vernacular architecture evolved by climate
and its characteristic features.
Global Climatic Factors: Formation Explain the formation of different climatic
3 of different climates and seasons seasons globally and to discuss the features.
BB
4 globally, Understanding the tilt of earth axis and its
Tilt of the earth’s axis importance.
To discuss the thermal balance of the earth
considering the heat gain and loss
Earth’s thermal balance, Global
5 BB distribution
wind pattern.
To understand the global wind pattern and its
importance in climatic design
Elements of Climate: To understand the different elements of
Quantification of elements, units, climate like temperature, humidity, air
6 measurement, data, graphical BB movement, solar radiation etc, and its
7 representation. Sun path diagrams. quantification through graphical
representation
Classification of Climates: Different Explain the different climates around the
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climates around the globe, tropical PPT globe with specific emphasis on tropical
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climates clime and its features.
Understanding the features of Kerala climate
Climate of Kerala,
10 and its design features.
Monsoon. Macro and micro
11 Comparative study of monsoon, macro,
climate, site climate, urban climate.
micro, site and urban climate.
12 Class Assignment TUTORIAL Topics covered from class 1-11
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SERIES TEST 1
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15 Thermal Comfort: Thermal balance Understanding thermal balance of human
16 of the human body, regulatory BB body and its various mechanisms and
17 mechanisms, subjective variables. variables
Explain the various thermal comfort indices
and its study.
18 Thermal comfort indices, effective
Understanding Effective temperature and
19 temperature, corrected effective BB
Corrected effective temperature and its
20 temperature.
applications.

21 Climatic Design: Designing for Study on the characteristic features of


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22 different climates, different climates and their built forms
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Understanding on various Active and passive
24 Active and passive systems. PPT
systems of climatic design and its relevance.
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26 Explain the various features of built


Shelters for tropical climates. PPT
27 structures in various tropical climate regions,
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29 Detailed understanding on the various design
Shelter for the climate of Kerala. PPT
30 features shelters in Kerala climate.
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SERIES TEST 2
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Course Outcome
The course shall provide a broad awareness on the importance of climatology in architecture shall lay
the foundation for subjects dealing with detailed and more specific aspects related with climate,
comfort, sustainability and passive design which are incorporated in the following semesters.
Contents covered outside the syllabus: Critical appraisal of Climatic responsive design of Traditional
and contemporary buildings

Assignment 1- Group work- 5 marks


A literature study on the various examples of built structures from selected 6 different climatic zones.
Critical appraisal of the climatic design features of these building with selected parameters.
Assignment 2- Class assignment- Individual – 5 marks
The topic will be based on the general awareness related with portions from class 1-11
Assignment 3- Group work- 5 marks
Comparative analysis of a Traditional and Modern buildings from Kerala climate and a critical study
based on selected parameters.