The Royal Standard

Schoenefeldt, Henrik and Kohler, Maria (2017) The Royal Standard. CIBSE Journal, 2017 (April). pp. 36-38. ISSN 1759-846X. (Full text available)

Abstract

A study on the environmental principles underlying the design of the Royal Albert Hall, following plans developed by the Victorian building services engineer Wilson Weatherly Phipson. It explores how the vast auditorium with crowds of up 8000 people was ventilated and its indoor climate controlled without mechanical air-conditioning, using nineteenth century methods of cooling, humidification and heating. Moreover it examines some of the challenges encountered with maintaining thermal comfort.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Ventilation, history of environmental design, historic standards, theatre design, Victoria Architecture
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Henrik Schoenefeldt
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 13:36 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 08:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61150 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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