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Architectural Technology [electronic resource] : Research and Practice.



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Emmitt, Stephen.
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New York : Wiley, 2013.
  • Book
  • 1 online resource (271 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
  • Architectural Technology: Research & Practice; Copyright; Contents; About the Contributors; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter One Theory and Architectural Technology; Introduction; Why we need theories; Historical perspectives
  • learning from the past; The here and now; Looking to the future; Conclusion; References; Case Study A Designing to Anticipate Future Climate Change: The Case of an Urban House; The practitioner's opportunity; The context of environmental ideas; Developing a methodology; The case study; The site context
  • Layering ideas: the Activ-Haus+ concept and contextual design thinkingThe layout and its relationship to context; Passive design approach and initial modelling; Habitable and nonhabitable sunspaces; Modelling of the building; Original IES model; The rerun IES model; Modelling the idea of the variable mass/phase change wall; Zoning and flexible planning; Behaviour; Predicted energy use, insulation levels and airtightness; Actual energy use; Energy and renewables; Appliances, power, daylight and lighting; Control and monitoring systems; Water and sewage
  • Materials, embodied energy, reuse and recyclingArchitectural and experiential detailing; Making a functional garden; Conclusions; References; Chapter Two The Morphological Construct; Introduction; The appearance of knowledge; The morphological construct; Discussion; Conclusion; References; Case Study B A Sustainable Window: A Process of Development; Introduction; The 9+1 step procedure; Step 1: determining discontinuity of main components; Step 2: determining additional component(s) and functional continuity; Step 3: determining jointing parts and assembly direction
  • Step 4: determining size and position of additional components and jointing partsStep 5: determining preliminary shapes of joint faces; Step 6: determining specific shape of joint faces; Step 7: determining prevention shapes; Step 8: determining correction shapes; Step 9: determining primary and secondary sections of parts; Step 9+1: determining a solution variant; Prototyping; The testing; Mediator (pragmatic); Creator (syntactic); Informator (semantic); The tests; The test results; Evaluation; Conferences; A manufacturer and further specific development; Application in projects
  • Looking back and looking aheadReferences; Chapter Three Sustainable Design Analysis and BIM Integration; Introduction; What is sustainable design analysis?; Commercial realities; True cycle of sustainable design; Sustainable BIM integration; Case Study
  • sustainable, M
  • modular, A
  • autonomous, R
  • reusable, T
  • transportable) building system; Use of the Green Building Studio (GBS); Base run
  • project results; Design alternatives; Design Alternative 1
  • improving the building envelope; Design Alternative 2
  • improving the building envelope and lighting control
  • Design Alternative 3
  • improving the building envelope, lighting control and HVAC
This seminal text on applied research in architectural technology enlightens, informs, and challenges readers, focusing on the importance of research in developing the discipline and the profession. Contributors address how political, economic, social, environmental, and technological issues influence architectural technology - acting as drivers for the creation of a better knowledge base and skills for practicing in a global economy. The focus throughout is on creating and realizing sustainable buildings that are constructed economically and function effectively and efficiently within their s.
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Print version: Emmitt, Stephen Architectural Technology : Research and Practice New York : Wiley, c2013 9781118292068

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