Sustainable architecture

lbarc2166  2017-2018  Bruxelles Saint-Gilles

Sustainable architecture
3 credits
30.0 h
Thielemans Benoit;

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


Specific learning outcomes

Students will be able to develop and integrate the following skills:

  • Deal with the issue of sustainable development in a multi-disciplinary and holistic way, involving social, economic and environmental aspects of architecture
  • Develop awareness of the impact of architecture on sustainable development issues
  • Be familiar with the basic concepts and develop methods of action (designs, methods etc.) to make an architectural project a sustainable one
  • Recognise the specific role of the architect to bring sustainable development factors into architectural design
  • Create a multi-disciplinary link between the compulsory teaching units at Bachelor¿s level (plants, town planning, materials, facilities, building physics and perception) and sustainable construction in a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to the architecture studio.

Contribution to the learning outcomes reference network:

With regard to the Learning Outcomes Reference Framework of the Master¿s degree in Architecture, this teaching contributes to the development, acquisition and assessment of the following learning outcomes:

Build knowledge of architecture

  • Be familiar with and analyse the discipline¿s basic references
  • Be able to use given references which, by analogy, can lead to other interpretations of the context

Place the action

  • Identify and analyse the paradigms on which the study is based according to various given methods and starting from various points of view
  • Experiment with the possibilities of transforming a context

Make use of other subjects

  • Seek out other approaches, exchanges of views and ways of enhancing thinking about architecture

Use the technical dimension

  • Observe and assess the main construction principles that give architecture a formal, material and temporal dimension

Make committed choices

  • Make links between different methodological and epistemological perspectives



The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Architecture (Bruxelles)

Master [120] in Architecture (Tournai)