Today we present the work of Carlota Aluja for Installations 1 of the third year in Architecture. Installations 1 explores best practices in the design building facility systems in order to ensure that the building complies with basic requirements such as adequate heat dissipation and airflow, stable temperature, low humidity, a correct amount of light and sound proof.
In recent times, it has become increasingly impractical to buy off-the-shelf facility solutions, mainly due to cost and complexity. Architects and building facilities experts have found a way to solve this issue by working closer in the design of building from its very early stages. Therefore, nowadays architects not only fulfil the role of the ‘designer’ but also have become project managers, which involves a broader knowledge into rules and regulations in housing standards. With Installation 1, students learn to integrate optimal conditioned air system solutions into their respective building project. In the second semester of 2014, students have handed in five assignments where they developed a bespoke ventilation system to be applied to the project that they had finished on the second semester in the third year. The primary purpose of these assignments is for students to grasp the ideas and concepts presented in the course for themselves by reconsidering better set of alternatives for the original design of their project.
Assignment name: Ventilation System Design for Multi-Family Buildings
Student name: Carlota Aluja
Professor name: Miquel Samaranch
Subject name: Installations 1