HOBEL takes part in the new Swiss-Korean Exchange Program
Swiss-Korean Academic Exchange Program for master students of EPFL, HEIA-FR and UNIFR: Study of the synergy of architectural design, human factors, and technologies in the office buildings and their combined effect on the indoor environmental quality and human-building interaction in the context of the local culture and architecture.
Dusan Licina took part in organizing and executing a collaborative ARC-HEST (Architecture for Human Environment with Smart Technologies) program in the framework of two-week long Exchange Schools, a Summer School 2019 in South Korea, and Winter School 2020 in Switzerland. This program consists of lectures, workshops, and studios. The essential part of each Exchange School is the visit of 3 case study buildings by students and the analysis of the current state of the building design, operation, indoor comfort, occupant’s satisfaction, and behavior by different student groups. The main task of the student groups is to design a building assessment method, and to collect, process, and evaluate data from the existing buildings. Based on the findings, the groups are requested to develop innovative solutions for the improvement of the built indoor environment, the satisfaction of the occupants with the building, and human-building interaction in the context of the diversity of occupants and architectural design across Switzerland and South Korea.
In addition to presenting a lecture “Air around us: fundamentals and testing methods”, Prof. Dusan Licina has took charge of developing methodology for indoor environmental quality measurements in real buildings and supervision of the students in executing the same measurements.