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Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament: David Boswell Reid and Disruptive Environmentalism

Schoenefeldt, Henrik (2020) Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament: David Boswell Reid and Disruptive Environmentalism. Routledge Research in Architecture . Routledge, London, UK, 288 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-74152-2. E-ISBN 978-1-315-18280-3. (doi:10.4324/9781315182803) (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) (KAR id:85393)

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Abstract

Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament explores the history of the UK Houses of Parliament in Westminster from an environmental design perspective, and the role David Boswell Reid played in the development of the original ventilation and climate control system in parliament.

This book retraces and critically examines the evolution of the environmental principles underlying the design of the Houses of Parliament, engaging with fundamental questions about air quality, energy efficiency and thermal comfort. This yields insights into the historic methods of environmental design that were characterised by physical experimentation and post-occupancy evaluation. Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament examines the history of the buildings’ operation, studying the practical reality of its performance in use and offers the opportunity to reflect on current challenges faced by architects and engineers adapting to the realities of climate change.

This book is an ideal read for academics, politicians and practitioners with an interest in architectural history and heritage, theory, engineering and conservation.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781315182803
Uncontrolled keywords: Parliament, politics, sustainability, history of science, history of architecture, House of Commons, House of Lords, ventilation, climate
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D203 Modern History, 1453-
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Henrik Schoenefeldt
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2021 18:29 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/85393 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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