Architecture, Energy, Matter

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Author: Lindsay Bremner,Roberto Bottazzi

Publisher: University of Westminster, Department of Architecture

ISBN: 9780993398612

Category:

Page: 324

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This book is a collection of essays and an edited selection of the work produced by Design Studio 18 (DS18) tutored by Lindsay Bremner and Roberto Bottazzi in the Department of Architecture at the University of Westminster, 2013-2015. The aim of the studio over this period was to approach problems of energy, energy infrastructure and resource extraction as architectural questions i.e. as political, cultural and aesthetic problems, as much as technological ones. Computational tools were used to simulate material processes and to enlist, visualise and enliven data in the service of design.

Architecture and Energy

Performance and Style

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Author: William W. Braham,Daniel Willis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135953732

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Does energy consumption influence architectural style? Should more energy-efficient buildings look different? Can that "look" be used to explain or enhance their performance? Architecture and Energy provides architects and architectural theorists with more durable arguments for environmental design decisions, arguments addressing three different scales or aspects of contemporary construction. By drawing together essays from the leading experts in the field, this book engages with crucial issues in sustainable design, such as: The larger role of energy in forming the cultural and economic systems in which architecture is conceived, constructed, and evaluated The different measures and meanings of energy "performance" and how those measures are realized in buildings The specific ways in which energy use translates into the visible aspects of architectural style. Drawing on research from the UK, US, Europe, and Asia the book outlines the problems surrounding energy and architecture and provides the reader with a considered overview of this important topic.

Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy

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Author: Kiel Moe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135052743

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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Convergence is based on the thermodynamic premise that architecture should maximize its ecological and architectural power. No matter how paradoxical it might initially seem, architects should maximize energy intake, maximize energy use, and maximize energy feedback and reinforcement. This presumes that the necessary excess of architecture is in fact an architect’s greatest asset when it comes to an agenda for energy, not a liability. But how do we start to understand the full range of eco-thermodynamic principles which need to be engaged with in order to achieve this? Kiel Moe explicates three factors: materials, energy systems and amortization. When these three factors converge through design, the resulting buildings begin to perform in complex, if not subtle, ways. By drawing on a range of architectural, thermodynamic, and ecological sources as well as illustrated and well-designed case studies, the author shows what architecture stands to gain by simultaneously maximizing the architectural and ecological power of buildings. .

Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures

Impacts on Architecture and Technology

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Author: Stamatina Th. Rassia,Panos M. Pardalos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642376614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

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Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures presents works written by eminent international experts from a variety of disciplines including architecture, engineering and related fields. Due to the ever-increasing focus on sustainable technologies, alternative energy sources, and global social and urban issues, interest in the energy systems for cities of the future has grown in a wealth of disciplines. Some of the special features of this book include new findings on the city of the future from the macro to the micro level. These range from urban sustainability to indoor urbanism, and from strategies for cities and global climate change to material properties. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers active in architecture, engineering, the social and computational sciences, building physics and related fields.

The Architecture of Matter

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Author: Stephen Toulmin,June Goodfield

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226808406

Category: Science

Page: 398

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Studies the evolution of scientific knowledge concerning the theory and principles of matter

Fire and Memory

On Architecture and Energy

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Author: Guillén Fernández,Luis Fernández-Galiano

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262561334

Category: Architecture

Page: 325

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The author reconstructs the movement from cold to warm architecture, reintroduces energy to the discussion, and reminds the reader the sense of touch is necessary to an understanding of the environment. Illustrations.

Building Theories

Integrating Matter, Energy, Data, and Labor for a New Ethics of Architecture

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Author: Franca Trubiano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138859036

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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This book explores significant and timely topics for both the design and construction of contemporary architecture by challenging its very practice of theory. It proposes an alternative definition of architectural theory; one that is able and willing to confront the many contradictions now faced by designers, architects, engineers, and builders who negotiate often overwhelming technological imperatives. It valorises the, as yet, untapped potential of thinking through building, preparing the foundations for a critical return to the art of making that is architecture.

Vibrant Architecture

Matter as a CoDesigner of Living Structures

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Author: Rachel Armstrong

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110403730

Category: Architecture

Page: 370

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This book explores how matter may become a codesigner of our living spaces. The possibility of promoting architectural liveliness by incorporating ‘vibrant matter’ into the built environment is explored as a new practice in sustainable buildings. The resultant ‘vibrant architecture’ raises the possibility of environmentally positive spaces that enhance - rather than reduce - the health of our biosphere.

The New City

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Author: Lebbeus Woods

Publisher: Touchstone Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture and society

Page: 84

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eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Proceedings of the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling 2010, Cork, Republic of Ireland, 14-16 September 2010

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Author: Karsten Menzel,Raimar Scherer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203833775

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 436

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Since 1994, the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling has provided a discussion platform for research and development in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management sectors. eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2010 provides strategic knowledge on the achievements and trends in research, development, standardisation and industrial implementation of product and process information technology. The book contains contributions from leading experts, bringing together expertise, knowledge, and ongoing research and visions for the evolution of the expanding world of ICT-based applications that address information, process and project management in the dynamic construction sector. Also included are recent research programmes and the latest results from FP7, E2B, EG-ICE, ERABUILD, the European Construction Technology Platform, Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Sustainable Energy Ireland and other funding agencies. The book is divided into three main themes: • Complex Engineering Systems • Processes and Construction Management • Energy-Efficiency eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2010 will be of interest to academics and professionals working in Architecture, Engineering and Construction.

Architecture and Resilience

Interdisciplinary Dialogues

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Author: Kim Trogal,Irena Bauman,Ranald Lawrence,Doina Petrescu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351659650

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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Resilience will be a defining quality of the twenty-first century. As we witness the increasingly turbulent effects of climate change, the multiple challenges of resource depletion and wage stagnation, we know that our current ways of living are not resilient. Our urban infrastructures, our buildings, our economies, our ways of managing and governing are still too tightly bound to models of unrestrained free-market growth, individualism and consumerism. Research has shown that the crises arising from climate change will become increasingly frequent and increasingly severe. It is also known that the effects of climate change are not evenly distributed across places and people, and neither are the resources needed to meet these challenges. We will need specific responses in place that engage with, and emerge from, citizens ourselves. This volume takes resilience as a transformative concept to ask where and what architecture might contribute. Bringing together cross-disciplinary perspectives from architecture, urban design, art, geography, building science and psychoanalysis, it aims to open up multiple perspectives of research, spatial strategies and projects that are testing how we can build local resilience in preparation for major societal challenges, defining the position of architecture in urban resilience discourse.

Francois Roche Heretical Machinism and Living Architecture of New Territories.com

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Author: Antonino Di Raimo

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291883800

Category: History

Page: 98

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Volume #32 of ""The IT Revolution in Architecture,"" this book dedicated to Francois Roche and his group, raises questions of great importance for the development of architecture. What role can new material technologies have in a process in which the same materials have incorporated growing shares of active behaviors? For example, will they be self-cleaning, un-polluting, self-changing? To what extent will the various components of the buildings be increasingly "interconnected" and able to simulate processes typical of living systems, such as transpiration, dilation, growth, life, and death? Can we begin to speak of living "systems" in architecture? Antonino Di Raimo, PhD works with issues relating to IT and cognition, ecology, and the body. He serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Polis University, Tirana. Founder and editor of the book series before with Birkhauser and Testo&Immagine and now with Edilstampa, is Antonino Saggio. www.arc1.Uniroma1.it/Saggio/IT/

Why Architects Matter

Evidencing and Communicating the Value of Architects

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Author: Flora Samuel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317666240

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

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Why Architects Matter examines the key role of research- led, ethical architects in promoting wellbeing, sustainability and innovation. It argues that the profession needs to be clear about what it knows and the value of what it knows if it is to work successfully with others. Without this clarity, the marginalization of architects from the production of the built environment will continue, preventing clients, businesses and society from getting the buildings that they need. The book offers a strategy for the development of a twenty-first-century knowledge-led built environment, including tools to help evidence, develop and communicate that value to those outside the field. Knowing how to demonstrate the impact and value of their work will strengthen practitioners’ ability to pitch for work and access new funding streams. This is particularly important at a time of global economic downturn, with ever greater competition for contracts and funds driving down fees and making it imperative to prove value at every level. Why Architects Matter straddles the spheres of ‘Practice Management and Law’, ‘History and Theory’, ‘Design’, ‘Housing’, ‘Sustainability’, ‘Health’, ‘Marketing’ and ‘Advice for Clients’, bringing them into an accessible whole. The book will therefore be of interest to professional architects, architecture students and anyone with an interest in our built environment and the role of professionals within it.

The Great Law

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Author: Hilton Hotema

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787304461

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

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1963 Highly Illustrated. Prof. Hotema studied the teachings of the Ancients from hidden and revealed sources for over seventy years. He was a student of many movements and teachings, Rosicrucian, Theosophy, Hindu, Hebrew, Egyptian & Grecian Mysteries, M.

Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe

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Author: Evalyn Gates

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393071337

Category: Science

Page: 320

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“Splendidly satisfying reading, designed for a nonspecialist audience.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review Evalyn Gates, a talented astrophysicist, transports readers to the edge of contemporary science to explore the revolutionary tool—”Einstein’s telescope”—that is unlocking the secrets of the Universe. Einstein’s telescope, or gravitational lensing, is so-called for the way gravity causes space to distort and allow massive objects to act like “lenses,” amplifying and distorting the images of objects behind them. By allowing for the detection of mass where no light is found, scientists can map out the distribution of dark matter and come a step closer to teasing out the effects of dark energy on the Universe—which may forever upend long-held notions about where the Universe came from and where it is going.

Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production

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Author: Gail Peter Borden,Michael Meredith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136798420

Category: Architecture

Page: 520

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Beginning with material, this book revolves around physical material making and design decisions that emerge from material interaction. Combining essays from both practice and academia, this book presents some of the most significant projects and thoughts on materiality from the last decade. Beautifully illustrated with a great deal of technical information throughout, it shows work, technical technique and process, and positions it within a broader theoretical intention. By assembling a range of voices, here is a multifaceted portrait of material design today. Students and design professionals alike should find in this book an essential resource for understanding this increasingly important aspect of design.

Architecture - Comfort and Energy

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Author: M. Sala,C. Gallo,A. A. M. Sayigh

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080560601

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 234

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In this book we seek to approach the architecture-energy combination and its relationship to human comfort and the environment .There are chapters on thermal comfort, low energy architecture dealing with various criterion for comfort in different parts of the World. The book also seeks to understand how previous generations lived in harsh climates and without abundant sources of energy, yet managed to design and build appropriate dwellings providing both comfort and harmony with the environment. Other chapters deal with the bioclimatic concept in Vernacular Architecture; the major role which climate plays at different locations and how this can dictate the shape and form of the buildings and save energy; the importance of micro-climate and its various elements and usage; ventilation and its importance in buildings and the technology for modern architecture.

The Vaastu Workbook

Using the Subtle Energies of the Indian Art of Placement to Enhance Health, Prosperity, and Happiness in Your Home

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Author: Talavane Krishna

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892819409

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 152

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A guide to the Indian art of environmental design explains how to use it to create a home in harmony with its surrounding spiritual and natural energies, covering each vaastu situation, Indian astrology, the five elements, and the healing tradition of ayurveda. Original.

The Digital Turn in Architecture 1992 - 2012

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Author: Mario Carpo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111842591X

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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Now almost 20 years old, the digital turn in architecture hasalready gone through several stages and phases. ArchitecturalDesign (AD) has captured them all – from foldingto cyberspace, nonlinearity and hypersurfaces, from versioning toscripting, emergence, information modelling and parametricism. Ithas recorded and interpreted the spirit of the times with vividdocumentary precision, fostering and often anticipating crucialarchitectural and theoretical developments. This anthology ofAD’s most salient articles is chronologically andthematically arranged to provide a complete historical timeline ofthe recent rise to pre-eminence of computer-based design andproduction. Mario Carpo provides an astute overview of the recenthistory of digital design in his comprehensive introductory essayand in his leaders to each original text. A much needed pedagogicaland research tool for students and scholars, this synopsis alsorelates the present state of digitality in architecture to thehistory and theory of its recent development and trends, and raisesissues of crucial importance for the contemporary practice of thedesign professions. A comprehensive anthology on digital architecture edited by oneof its most eminent scholars in this field, Mario Carpo. Includes seminal texts by Bernard Cache, Peter Eisenman, JohnFrazer, Charles Jencks, Greg Lynn, Achim Menges and PatrikSchumacher. Features key works by FOA, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Ali Rahim,Lars Spuybroek/NOX, Kas Oosterhuis and SHoP.

Energy and Environmental Issues for the Practising Architect

A Guide to Help at the Initial Design Stage

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Author: Ian C. Ward

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727732163

Category: Science

Page: 292

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This book is aimed at anyone who has an interest in the design and procurement of buildings, in particular, to the practising architect and students of architecture. It will also be useful to those studying or practising in design-related fields.