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Arno Schlüter: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Name Prof. Dr. Arno Schlüter
FieldArchitecture and Building Systems
Address
Architektur und Gebäudesysteme
ETH Zürich, HIB E 36
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 1
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 93 91
E-mailschlueter@arch.ethz.ch
DepartmentArchitecture
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
051-0551-00LEnergy- and Climate Systems I Information 2 credits2GA. Schlüter
AbstractThe first semester of the annual course focuses on physical principles, component and systems for the efficient and sustainable heating, cooling and ventilation of buildings on different scales and the interaction of technical systems with architectural and urban design.
ObjectiveAfter this lecture, students can identify relevant physical principles, active and passive approaches, technical components and systems for efficient and sustainable supply of buildings with heat, cold and fresh air. Students are aware of the implications and interactions of such technical systems on urban and architectural design, construction and operation of buildings. Using simplified methods of analysis and quantification, students are able to estimate the relevant qualities and quantities to supply a building.
Content1. Introduction and overview
2. Heating and cooling systems in buildings
3. Ventilation
Lecture notesThe Slides from the lecture serve as lecture notes and are available as download.
LiteratureA list of relevant literature is available at the chair.
051-1219-18LIntegrated Discipline Building Systems (A. Schlüter) Information Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2UA. Schlüter
AbstractThe integrated discipline Building Systems addresses specific questions on the integration of energy- and climate systems and concepts. Energetic analysis and integrated system designs are carried out on the students individual design projects.
ObjectiveThe course aims at the ability to understand concepts and systems of sustainable building technology coherently integrated into an architectural design.
ContentThe integrated discipline Building Systems addresses specific questions on the integration of energy- and climate systems and concepts. Energetic analysis and integrated system designs are carried out on the students individual design projects.
Lecture notesSkripts are specific to the design task and distributed at the beginning of the course.
Prerequisites / NoticePlease contact the tutor as soon as possible at the beginning of the semester; we will set the task according to your chosen design studio.

Having passed the lecture series of Energy and Climate Systems I & II or Technical Installations I & II respectively is required for attending the Integrated Discipline.
063-0115-18LArchitecture and Building Systems (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details 6 credits11AA. Schlüter
AbstractKnowledge obtained in the lecture series 'Energy- and Climate Systems in Buildings' will be deepened in this elective course work. Focusing on specific questions, students research and develop active and passive building systems concepts. Topics are individually discussed with each student and can be based on own architectural design studio work.
ObjectiveThe learning objective is an in-depth understanding of a specific topic in the field of energy- and climate systems and their integration into architecture and urban design.
ContentKnowledge obtained in the lecture series 'Energy- and Climate Systems in Buildings' will be deepened in this elective course work. Focusing on specific questions, students research and develop active and passive building systems concepts. Topics are individually discussed with each student and can be based on own architectural design studio work.
Prerequisites / NoticeLanguage: German or English

Students need to have successfully passed the lecture 'Energy- and Climate Systems I / II' to enroll in a thesis elective.

Prior to enrollment, please get in touch with the chair. Thank you.
063-0607-00LEnergy- and Climate Systems III2 credits2VA. Schlüter
AbstractThe master course ‘Energy- and Climate Systems III – Climate Responsive Design’ addresses passive and active design strategies and methods to design buildings that respond to local climate as well as to challenges of global climate change. The course consists of six inputs lectures on specific topics and five hands-on exercises in class using different computational tools.
ObjectiveThe input lectures outline the physical mechanisms and related design strategies for comfortable buildings in different climate zones as well as exemplary buildings in which these methods have been influencing the architectural design of the building. For each of the lecture topics, students will work on hands-on exercises using Rhino/Grashopper and plugins on small building examples in order to apply strategies and observe the effect and the interactions with design. As a final project, students will use the methods practiced to develop a small design proposal in a specific climate zone.

The objective of this lecture is for students to be able to identify the properties of a site for its implications on interior climate/comfort and energy consumption. Based on this analysis, students know passive and active approaches and concrete measures to provide a comfortable interior climate and their implications on architectural design. Students are familiar with the underlying design process and are skilled in using computational toolsets to apply these principles in own building design projects.
Content1. Introduction to Climate Responsive Design
2. Climate and Site Analysis
3. Passive Solar
4. Active Solar
5. Heat Flows and Storage
6. Natural and Hybrid Ventilation
Lecture notesThe slides from the lecture serve as lecture notes and are available as download (PDF).
LiteratureA list of relevant literature is available at the chair.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements:
MSc Arch: Successful participation in the course 'Energie- und Klimasysteme I + II'

MSc MBS / Eng: Successful participation in the course 'Building Systems'

All students need to be capable of working with 'Rhino / Grashopper 'modeling software on 'Windows' or willing to acquire the necessary skills before or during the course.

Noch Bachelor students allowed to this course!
066-0425-00LIntegrated Design MBS Information 6 credits3V + 3UA. Schlüter
AbstractDuring the integrated design studio students work on a selected integrated architectural / urban design project, considering both energy- and climate systems (HVAC) as well architectural and urban design in a specific site context. The objective is to follow an integrated design process to achieve synergistic solutions.
ObjectiveThe integrated design studio enables students to identify site specific energy demand and potentials, develop integrated energy and climate systems on both the urban and building scale and evaluate their interactions and impact on building design and operation. Retrieving relevant concepts and technologies of energy and HVAC systems, students are able to develop and compare integrated concepts using appropriate methods and digital toolsets and present them to a mixed audience using drawings, renderings and reports.
ContentDuring the studio students will work in groups on a contemporary integrated design project (urban and / or building scale) executing an integrated design process from the analysis of site potentials, the identification of demands, the development of an urban scale energy concept and a matching building energy- and HVAC-systems concept. Input lectures from academics and professionals will highlight specific topics relevant to the task. The projects will be presented by the student groups and discussed with internal and external reviewers at midterm and at the final presentations.
Lecture notesSkripts are specific to the design task and distributed at the beginning of the course.
LiteratureA literature list will be distributed at the beginning of the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents must have successfully passed the first year of MBS studies.
151-0906-00LFrontiers in Energy Research
Does not take place this semester.
This course is only for doctoral students.
2 credits2SD. Poulikakos, R. Boes, V. Hoffmann, G. Hug, M. Mazzotti, A. Patt, A. Schlüter
AbstractDoctoral students at ETH Zurich working in the broad area of energy present their research to their colleagues, their advisors and the scientific community. Each week a different student gives a 50-60 min presentation of their research (a full introduction, background & findings) followed by discussion with the audience.
ObjectiveKnowledge of advanced research in the area of energy.
ContentPhD students at ETH Zurich working in the broad area of energy present their research to their colleagues, to their advisors and to the scientific community. Every week there are two presentations, each structured as follows: 15 min introduction to the research topic, 15 min presentation of the results, 15 min discussion with the audience.
Lecture notesSlides will be distributed.
701-0901-00LETH Week 2018: Energy Matters Restricted registration - show details
All ETH Bachelor`s, Master`s and exchange students can take part in the ETH week. No prior knowledge is required
1 credit3SR. Knutti, C. Bratrich, S. Brusoni, A. Cabello Llamas, V. Hoffmann, G. Hug, M. Mazzotti, A. Schlüter, T. Schmidt, A. Vaterlaus
AbstractETH Week is an innovative one-week course designed to foster critical thinking and creative learning. Students from all departments as well as professors and external experts will work together in interdisciplinary teams. They will develop interventions that could play a role in solving some of our most pressing global challenges. In 2018, ETH Week will focus on the topic of energy.
Objective- Domain specific knowledge: Students have immersed knowledge about a certain complex, societal topic which will be selected every year. They understand the complex system context of the current topic, by comprehending its scientific, technical, political, social, ecological and economic perspectives.

- Analytical skills: The ETH Week participants are able to structure complex problems systematically using selected methods. They are able to acquire further knowledge and to critically analyse the knowledge in interdisciplinary groups and with experts and the help of team tutors.

- Design skills: The students are able to use their knowledge and skills to develop concrete approaches for problem solving and decision making to a selected problem statement, critically reflect these approaches, assess their feasibility, to transfer them into a concrete form (physical model, prototypes, strategy paper, etc.) and to present this work in a creative way (role-plays, videos, exhibitions, etc.).

- Self-competence: The students are able to plan their work effectively, efficiently and autonomously. By considering approaches from different disciplines they are able to make a judgment and form a personal opinion. In exchange with non-academic partners from business, politics, administration, nongovernmental organisations and media they are able to communicate appropriately, present their results professionally and creatively and convince a critical audience.

- Social competence: The students are able to work in multidisciplinary teams, i.e. they can reflect critically their own discipline, debate with students from other disciplines and experts in a critical-constructive and respectful way and can relate their own positions to different intellectual approaches. They can assess how far they are able to actively make a contribution to society by using their personal and professional talents and skills and as "Change Agents".
ContentThe week is mainly about problem solving and design thinking applied to the complex world of energy. During ETH Week students will have the opportunity to work in small interdisciplinary groups, allowing them to critically analyse both their own approaches and those of other disciplines, and to integrate these into their work.

While deepening their knowledge about energy production, distribution and storage, students will be introduced to various methods and tools for generating creative ideas and understand how different people are affected by each part of the system. In addition to lectures and literature, students will acquire knowledge via excursions into the real world, empirical observations, and conversations with researchers and experts.

A key attribute of the ETH Week is that students are expected to find their own problem, rather than just solve the problem that has been handed to them.

Therefore, the first three days of the week will concentrate on identifying a problem the individual teams will work on, while the last two days are focused on generating solutions and communicating the team's ideas.
Prerequisites / NoticeNo prerequisites. Program is open to Bachelor and Masters from all ETH Departments. All students must apply through a competitive application process at www.ethz.ch/ethweek. Participation is subject to successful selection through this competitive process.