Activism in architecture : bright dreams of passive energy design
- edited by Margot McDonald and Carolina Dayer.
- London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
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- xvii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
- Routledge research in architecture.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Acknowledgments List of Figures List of Tables Contributors Introduction: Still in Haste Part I: Once Upon a Sun 1. Letter To the Select Committee On Small Business of the United States Senate 2. A Clear Sky Story on the Evolution of Passive Solar Design: The Source and Multiple Applications of Harold Hay's Roof Pond System 3. Harold Hay's influence and the Zomeworks Corporation 4. Free Passive Solar Heating for Cold, Cloudy Winters: Designing Molecules and Crystal Structures 5. The Empire Strikes Back: When Too Good Becomes Threatening 6. Determining Market Demand and Feasibility for Roof Pond Systems in California Part II: Active Repercussions 7. Creating the Context for a Solar Future: Two Activists, Two Buildings 8. Shade, Mass and Water: Activism by Degrees 9. Passive Cooling Systems in Times of Climate Change 10. Actively Stretching Passive: Adventures with Night Roof Spray Cooling 11. Untapped Potentials in Harold Hay's Roofpond System for Passive Heating in Cold Climate Regions Part III: Necessity and Pleasure 12. Building Experience 13. Thermal Landscaping of Buildings: Climate-Proofing Design 14. Resilience as a Driver of Passive Design 15. From Survivability to Thrivability: Finding Joy in Passive Design.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This edited collection gathers contributions from a diverse range of renowned scholars and professionals to uncover the unique relationship between passive architectural systems and activism. Focusing on the pioneering work of the influential American chemist and inventor, Harold R. Hay (1909-2009), and the environmental awareness events that took hold in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s, the book assembles essays which closely examine Hay's contribution to architecture and the work of those who directly and tangentially were affected by it. The book also offers insights into the role of passive energy design today. Appealing to researchers, architects and students interested in architecture and design technology, Activism in Architecture explores the role of passive environmental inventions as an active agent in shaping socio-political debates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138741430 20190114
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- Routledge research in architecture
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- 1138741434 (hardcover)
- 9781315182858 (electronic book)
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