Arch.Uth Postgraduate Course Postgraduate Course Postgraduate Course Postgraduate Course Arch.Uth Ελληνικά
Elective at semester(s) 5, 7, 9, ECTS: 3
Cognitive Fields (2005/36/EU): Architectural Design, Physical Issues, Building Technology, Organizations, Regulations, Legislations.
Generic Competences: Ability to search for, process and analyse information from a variety of sources using the necessary technologies, Ability to adapt to and act in new situations and cope under pressure, Ability to make reasoned decisions, Ability to work autonomously, Ability to work in a team, Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, Capacity to generate new ideas (creativity), Ability to design and manage projects, Ability to interact constructively with others regardless of background and culture and respecting diversity, Commitment to conservation of the environment, Ability to demonstrate social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues, Ability to be critical and self-critical , Ability to promote free, creative and inductive thinking.



Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation


This course presents the basic physics and a perceptive basis needed in order to understand sound propagation in outdoor spaces. It presents the sound properties of propagation, it gives tools and methodologies to evaluate outdoor noises and it aims at showing which urban forms can be used as a tool in urban and architectural design. More specifically, notions like sound pression level, hertz, octave, decibel A, free field propagation, facade insulation of a building will be explained. This course also presents more qualitative concepts like the Sound Identities of an area, Soundscape – Sonic Effect – Sound Object that can be considered as tools which can help architects to design new buildings.

The students evaluation is realised throught a small project that the student will present at the end of the semester. The objective of the project is to design an ephemerical pavillion to show the sound qualities of the city of Volos.