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.

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

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.

Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy

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Author: Kiel Moe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135052735

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. .

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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Architecture, Power, and Religion

Hatshepsut, Amun & Karnak in Context

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Author: David Warburton

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643902352

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

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This book explores the fundamental question of the origins and nature of monumental religious architecture. The principal argument is that the origins of monumental religious architecture were basically aspatial and that the gradual incorporation of functional space into religious architecture can be related to transformations in religious thought. Although the discussion ranges across the Old World, the argument centers on Egypt and the Egyptian female king Hatshepsut: she set the tone for the New Kingdom by tying her legitimacy to Amun and the monuments she built for him. This leads into the issues of power and political legitimacy, and their relevance to myths. The basic contention is that the political ideologies of the Near Eastern Bronze Age contributed fundamentally to what later became the phenomenon we know as "religion," and that the history of the architecture must be understood in order to understand both religion and architectural space. (Series: Articles on Archaeology / Beitrage zur Archaologie - Vol. 7)

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.

The Great Law

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Author: Hilton Hotema

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787304461

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

View: 1972

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.

Architectural education and the university

proceedings of the 70th annual meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 1982

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Author: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Meeting,Robert M. Beckley,Hugh Burgess (D. Arch.),Hugh Burgess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 284

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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.