Post-COVID-19 Sustainable Architecture Design Studio
Keywords:post-COVID-19, design studio, sustainable architecture, passive design, ventilation
COVID-19 outbreak has set the beginning of new normal in many parts of the world. The impact of COVID-19 was recognized in all sectors, including higher education. Many new ways of teaching and learning are taking place. Despite lockdowns and social distancing that transformed on-site classrooms to online classrooms, architecture design studio programs should also adapt and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as contribute to society by taking the real-world projects. The architectural program of the Department of Building Innovation, Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University in Bangkok took the initiative in designing studio project programs to acknowledge the new normal. The programs were assigned to 2nd-year Sustainable Architecture Design Studio during the 1st semester (July-November) of the academic year 2020. Physical distancing, passive design, especially ventilation strategies, were the focus. Means to prove design performance include calculation and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods. The paper shows results of the post-COVID-19 eco canteen and 50-bed hospital design programs.
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