Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy


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. .

Architecture and Energy

Performance and Style
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.

Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures

Impacts on Architecture and Technology
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


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

Architecture, Power, and Religion

Hatshepsut, Amun & Karnak in Context
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)

Vibrant Architecture

Matter as a CoDesigner of Living Structures
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.

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
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.

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


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/

The Great Law


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.

Fire and Memory

On Architecture and Energy
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.

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


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


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


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
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


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 has already gone through several stages and phases. Architectural Design (AD) has captured them all – from folding to cyberspace, nonlinearity and hypersurfaces, from versioning to scripting, emergence, information modelling and parametricism. It has recorded and interpreted the spirit of the times with vivid documentary precision, fostering and often anticipating crucial architectural and theoretical developments. This anthology of AD’s most salient articles is chronologically and thematically arranged to provide a complete historical timeline of the recent rise to pre-eminence of computer-based design and production. Mario Carpo provides an astute overview of the recent history of digital design in his comprehensive introductory essay and in his leaders to each original text. A much needed pedagogical and research tool for students and scholars, this synopsis also relates the present state of digitality in architecture to the history and theory of its recent development and trends, and raises issues of crucial importance for the contemporary practice of the design professions. A comprehensive anthology on digital architecture edited by one of its most eminent scholars in this field, Mario Carpo. Includes seminal texts by Bernard Cache, Peter Eisenman, John Frazer, Charles Jencks, Greg Lynn, Achim Menges and Patrik Schumacher. 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
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.

Building Architecture of Sthāpatya Veda


Author: V. Ganapathi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 431
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Talks delivered by the author on various seminars, symposia, and workshops held during 1994-2000, in India.

Die Augen der Haut

Architektur und Die Sinne
Author: Juhani Pallasmaa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982225196
Category: Architecture
Page: 110
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Architektur kann inspirierend und einnehmend sein, sie kann sogar im Sinne Goethes -das Leben steigern-. Wie kommt es aber, dass architektonische Entwurfe am Zeichentisch oder am Computer-Bildschirm zwar meist recht gut aussehen, in der gebauten Realitat jedoch oft enttauschen? Die Antwort hierfur, behauptet Juhani Pallasmaa, findet sich in der Vorherrschaft des Visuellen, die alle Bereiche von Technologie- und Konsumkultur umfasst und so auch in die Architekturpraxis und -lehre Einzug gehalten hat. Wahrend unsere Erfahrung der Welt auf der Kombination aller funf Sinne beruht, berucksichtigt die Mehrheit der heute realisierten Architektur gerade mal einen den Sehsinn. Die Unterdruckung der anderen Erfahrungsbereiche hat unsere Umwelt sinnlich verarmen lassen und ruft Gefuhle von Distanz und Entfremdung hervor. Erstmalig 1996 (in englischer Sprache) veroffentlicht, ist "Die Augen der Haut" inzwischen zu einem Klassiker der Architekturtheorie geworden, der weltweit zur Pflichtlekture an den Architekturhochschulen gehort. Das Buch besteht aus zwei Essays. Der erste gibt einen Uberblick uber die Entwicklung des okularzentrischen Paradigmas in der westlichen Kultur seit der griechischen Antike sowie uber dessen Einfluss auf unsere Welterfahrung und die Eigenschaften der Architektur. Der zweite Essay untersucht, welche Rolle die ubrigen Sinne bei authentischen Architekturerfahrungen spielen, und weist einen Weg in Richtung einer multisensorischen Architektur, welche ein Gefuhl von Zugehorigkeit und Integration ermoglicht. Seit der Erstveroffentlichung des Buchs hat die Rolle des Korpers und der Sinne ein gesteigertes Interesse in der Architekturphilosophie und Architekturlehre erfahren. Die neue, uberarbeitete und erganzte Ausgabe dieses wegweisenden Werks wird nicht nur Architekten und Studenten dazu anregen, eine ganzheitlichere Architektur zu entwerfen, sondern auch die Wahrnehmung des interessierten Laien bereichern. -Seit "Architektur Erlebnis" (1959) des danischen Architekten Steen Eiler Rasmussen hat es keinen derart pragnanten und klar verstandlichen Text mehr gegeben, der Studenten und Architekten in diesen kritischen Zeiten dabei helfen kann, eine Architektur des 21. Jahrhunderts zu entwickeln.- Steven Holl Juhani Pallasmaa ist einer der angesehensten finnischen Architekten und Architekturtheoretiker. In allen Bereichen seiner theoretischen und gestalterischen Tatigkeit welche Architektur, Grafik Design, Stadteplanung und Ausstellungen umfasst betont er stets die zentrale Rolle von Identitat, Sinneserfahrung und Taktilitat."

Architecture as Environmental Communication


Author: Asghar Talaye Minai
Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 367
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Architecture, City, Environment

Proceedings of PLEA 2000 : July 2000, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Author: Koen Steemers
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1902916166
Category: Architecture
Page: 852
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Global warming is the most severe environmental challenge faced by humanity today and the costs of responding effectively will be high. While Russia’s ratification of the Kyoto Protocol ensures the treaty’s entry into force, lack of capacity, or incentive