The architecture of the passively tempered environment

Bothwell, Keith (2011) The architecture of the passively tempered environment. In: Lee, Sang, ed. Aesthetics of sustainable architecture. 010 Publishers, Rotterdam. ISBN 9789064507526 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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People have always delighted in buildings that work passively to modify the environment, providing a haven against the extremes of the outdoor climate. The principles of this approach were enshrined in the Renaissance architectural treatises and are also widely agreed to be the basis for sustainable architecture. Despite this body of knowledge these principles are often compromised by aesthetic predilections and personal prejudices, which have no apparent rational foundation, resulting in buildings that do not perform nearly as well as predicted or expected. Exploring the field of passive environmental design, this chapter focuses on the fault lines that occur between knowledge, understanding, intention and achievement during the process of designing sustainable buildings ~ fault lines that prevent recent buildings reaching the full capability of passive design to reduce carbon emissions.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Keith Bothwell
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2011 15:48
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2011 12:00
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