Class Geography, Environment and Territory

  • Presentation


    The objective of the discipline Geography, Environment and Territory is to convey to the student of architecture the importance of the natural environment, in particular the climate, vegetation and natural risks in the exercise of the profession of architect.
    The territory is a complex system and susceptible to suffer several impacts caused by environmental and human factors and for that reason planning, transforming and managing the space is increasingly a demanding task, requiring a holistic and balanced view of the territory. It is intended to instill the idea that the sustainable architecture project constitutes the synthesis of the acquired knowledge integrating the environmental and human components of the territory.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. Climatology
    Structure, composition and circulation of the atmosphere
    Main polluting gases
    Energy transfer processes
    Radiation and environment
    Main bioclimatic domains

    2. Bioclimatic architecture
    Movement of the sun in architectural design, local winds and urban implantation of buildings
    Heat stroke and solar diagrams
    Human comfort, sustainable architecture and bioclimatic techniques
    Air quality inside buildings.
    Energy efficiency
    National strategy for adaptation to climate change

    3. Natural hazards
    Main environmental risks: Fog, snowfall, cold and heat waves, forest fires, floods and floods, droughts, coastal overturns, tsunami, radon, water erosion and slope instability.

    4. GIS as tools to support bioclimatic architecture.
    Slope, hypsometric and sun exposure charts
    Use of GIS tools in solar architecture.

  • Objectives


    Students should take into account the environmental component in the transformation of space and in the design of the architectural project.
    They should apply the knowledge of climatology to their projects, namely sun exposure, dominant winds, land occupation and bioclimatic architecture techniques using GIS tools.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The teaching methodology is based on theoretical-practical classes, using computer resources and digital content, namely the video-projector, the internet and various software.

  • References


    ¿ A/V, (2008), Atlas de Portugal, IGP.

    (versão digital disponível na Internet)

    ¿ Ciência e Cultura (Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa), 1: 91-102

    (versão digital disponível na Internet)

    ¿ DAVEAU, S. (2005), O Ambiente Geográfico Natural, Edições João Sá da Costa, Lisboa.
    Cota: GF/25-BC

    ¿ Matos, João, (2001), Fundamentos de Informação Geográfica, Lidel. Lisboa.

    Cota: GF/135-BC

    ¿ Material didático (policopiado) fornecido pelo docente na plataforma moodle.

    Nota: Todas as cotas são da Biblioteca Victor de Sá da ULHT.

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