Environmental Design

Author: Randall Thomas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415363341
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written and edited by a team of specialists at Max Fordham LLP, one of the UK's leading environmental and building services engineering consultancies, Environmental Design is the result of their extensive experience in designing environmentally-friendly buildings. The principles of their approach, which they have taught in numerous schools of architecture and engineering, are clearly presented here. The book starts with some basic scientific principles and environmental issues and then moves on to site planning, energy use, materials and building form. Natural ventilation systems, high-efficiency mechanical equipment and alternative energy sources are also covered. State-of-the-art buildings of exceptional quality are incorporated throughout the text and illustrate the authors' belief that environmentally responsible architecture can be visually exciting. They conclude with a selection of detailed case studies of award-winning projects - including, new for this third edition, Beaufort Court, King's Langley and the National Trust Headquarters, Swindon. This book is essential reading for architects, engineers, planners and students of these disciplines.

The Environments of Architecture

Author: Randall Thomas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415360889
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This well-illustrated 'think piece' provides a much needed and topical philosophical introduction to the place of environmental design in architecture. The Environments of Architecture sets out a range of considerations necessary to produce appropriate internal environments in the context of a wider discussion on the effect of building decisions on the broader environment. The authors, from architecture and engineering, academia and practice, provide a rounded and well-balanced introduction to this important topic. Starting from a belief that the built environment can contribute more positively to the planet and the pleasure of places as well as answering the practical demands of comfort, they cover site planning, form, materials, construction and operation as well as looking at design on a city level. Presenting a thoughtful and stimulating approach to the built environment, this book forms an excellent guide for practitioners, students and academics concerned with our built environment.

Photovoltaics and Architecture

Author: Randall Thomas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134574312
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Photovoltaic systems (PVs) produce electricity directly from solar radiation and are becoming more widespread as their advantages become apparent. This new guide provides an overview of how PVs work and how they are incorporated in the design of buildings, giving designers a good idea of the variety and flexibility of PVs and of their design and aesthetic potential. Seven contemporary case studies illustrate the use and application of photovoltaic systems.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Author: Graeme Brooker
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472539044
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.

Workplace Environmental Design in Architecture for Public Health

Author: Stamatina Th. Rassia
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319534440
Format: PDF
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This concise volume analyzes the potential for the workplace environment—where so many people spend so much of their day—to improve workers’ capacity for health and wellness. It pinpoints the link between sedentary lifestyles and poor health, and explores the role of office spatial design in encouraging physical activity to promote physical activity, health and prevent disease. The featured research study tracks workers’ movement in a variety of office layouts, addressing possible ways movement-friendly design can co-exist with wireless communication, paperless offices, and new corporate concepts of productivity. From these findings, the author’s conclusions extend public health concepts to recognize that influencing population-wide levels of activity through office architectural design alone may be possible. This SpringerBrief is comprised of chapters on : Physical activity and disease: Theory and practice Space-use and the history of the office building Identifying factors of the office architectural design that influence movement, Interdisciplinary research methods in studying worker physical activity, decision-making and office design characteristics The KINESIS model for simulating physical activity in office environments The questions and potential for solutions in Workplace Environmental Design in Architecture for Public Health will interest and inform researchers in interdisciplinary topics of public health and architecture as well as graduate and post-graduate students, architects, economists, managers, businesses as well as health-conscious readers.

Wo Architekten arbeiten Where Architects Work

Author: Nils Ballhausen
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3038210544
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wie sieht es eigentlich bei denen aus, die täglich über gutes Bauen nachdenken? Wo entstehen die Ideen und Entwürfe für zeitgenössische Architektur? 76 Architekturbüros aus dem deutschsprachigen und internationalen Raum gewähren Einblicke in ihre Räumlichkeiten. Jedes Architekturbüro ist mit einer Aussenansicht, einem Innenraumfoto und einer Grundrisszeichnung dargestellt, in der zudem die Arbeitsplätze der Inhaber markiert sind. So werden nicht nur Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede zwischen den Architekten anschaulich, sondern auch die interne Organisation der Büros und die Haltung, die das jeweilige Gebäude ausdrückt. Die Räume, in denen Architekten heute arbeiten und Besuch empfangen, erzählen von einem Berufstand, der sich polyglott, bodenständig, provisorisch, ehrlich, ironisch, seriös oder verspielt gibt. Gearbeitet wird in Wolkenkratzern und Scheunen, in Stadt- und in Lagerhäusern, am Wasser und im Wald. Die exemplarischen Einblicke in 76 Architekturbüros werden von einer grundlegenden Betrachtung über Kontinuitäten und Brüche des Typus „Atelier/Studio“ begleitet.

Visualize This

Author: Nathan Yau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527760229
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide on how to visualise and tell stories with data, providing practical design tips complemented with step-by-step tutorials.

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings

Author: Mat Santamouris
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849771162
Format: PDF
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The importance of an integrated approach in urban design is becoming increasingly apparent. This book explains how to overcome related challenges in environmental design of urban buildings and offers guidance on the use of new materials and techniques and the integration of new philosophies. Supported by the EC's SAVE 13 programme, Environmental Design of Urban Buildings includes contributions from experts at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, the Hellenic Open University, Greece, Cambridge Architectural Research, UK and REHVA/University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.A free CD-ROM containing multi-media software tools and climatic data accompanies the book.CONTENTSEnvironmental Urban Design * Architectural Design, Passive Environmental and Building Engineering Systems * Environmental Issues of Building Design * Sustainable Design, Construction and Operation * Intelligent Controls and Advanced Building Management Systems * Urban Building Climatology * Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomena in Urban Buildings * Applied Lighting Technologies for Urban Buildings * Case Studies * Guidelines to Integrate Energy Conservation * Indoor Air Quality * Applied Energy and Resources Management in the Urban Environment * Economic Methodologies * Integrated Building Design * Bibliography, IndexPublished with SAVE