Lesson 2.3 Residential Design
In this lesson students apply elements of good residential building and site design to design a small affordable home for a client based on information gathered during a client interview and meetings. Students will perform code research and develop a design that meets applicable building codes and requirements as well as universal design principles. Students will also learn about sustainable building practices which they will apply to their home design. Basic site design and orientation considerations are presented to guide students in appropriately locating the home on the building site to improve usability and reduce environmental impact. During the design process, students will also be introduced to a variety of residential foundation systems, basic residential electrical system components, plumbing systems, water supply calculations, and wastewater disposal and treatment systems. They will take the design and operation of these systems into consideration during their residential design process.
2.3.3 Designining for the Client
Video: How Architecture can Create Dignity for all (Universal Design Ideas)
Speaking of Affordable Housing, here is an interesting video discussing a transitional housing project in Eugene Oregon: PBS Tiny Houses for the Homeless
2.3.4 Adding Up to Green
Video: Residential LEED Example
Informational Quiz: Test your Home Energy IQ
Video: What is 'New Car Smell?'
2.3.5 Residential Foundations
Video: Foundation Frost Heaving
2.3.6 Residential Electrical
Efficient Lighting Strategies (includes classification of lighting uses)
2.3.7 Residential Site Planning
Interactive App: SunCalc - shows sun movement and sunlight phases during the given day at the given location.
Interactive App: i-Tree Design allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits provided by individual trees.
US Prevailing Wind Map
2.3.8 Residential Water Supply
Video: Surface Water Treatment
2.3.10 Wastewater Management