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ECOTECT analysis: integration of architectural studio project with theory classroom assignment through computer simulation

Sanusi, Aliyah Nur Zafirah and Denan, Zuraini and Hj Mohd Ariffin, Noor Aziah (2013) ECOTECT analysis: integration of architectural studio project with theory classroom assignment through computer simulation. In: The European Conference on Education ECE 2013 , 11- 14 July 2013, Brighton, United Kingdom.

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This study analysed the feasibility of introducing environmental analysis software called ECOTECT to 1st and final year Part 1 Architecture students in the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). The study evaluates the students’ response and perception towards the software after completing the environmental analysis assignment, as well as impact to their design skill performances. The nature of ECOTECT assignment differs between the two levels of study. In the final year course, it is an individual assignment and was given during the Environmental Conscious Design (ECD) course, which runs concurrently with the studio design project. For the purpose of integrating the ECD course assignment with the studio design project, the students were required to conduct environmental analysis of their building design using the ECOTECT software. Meanwhile, in the 1st year course, students were given assignment in groups as part of the Environmental Science System (ESS) course. They were required to analyse an existing bungalow which they had chosen as a precedent study to their studio design project. Student feedback surveys on the ECOTECT assignment was conducted among 96 students. The feedbacks obtained from the students are rather positive. In overall, 100% of the final year students and 80% of the 1st year students were fully satisfied with the assignment. In total, 90% of the students had recommended for the assignment to remain within both the ESS and ECD courses. The high percentage of positive students’ feedbacks had shown that the ECOTECT assignment managed to make the learning experience interesting and effective.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 4859/31735
Uncontrolled Keywords: ECOTECT, Integration, Environmental Design, computer simulation.
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH6014 Environmental engineering.
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH7700 Illumination. Lighting
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Aliyah Sanusi
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2013 10:00
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 01:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/31735

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