Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy (BOK)

Kiel Moe

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Convergence is based on the thermodynamic premise that architecture should maximize its ecological and architectural power. No matter how paradoxical it might initially seem, architects should maximize energy intake, maximize energy use, and maximize energy feedback and reinforcement. This presumes that the necessary excess of architecture is in fact an architect's greatest asset when it comes to an agenda for energy, not a liability. But how do we start to understand the full range of eco-thermodynamic principles which need to be engaged with in order to achieve this? Kiel Moe explicates three factors: materials, energy systems and amortization. When these three factors converge through design, the resulting buildings begin to perform in complex, if not subtle, ways. By drawing on a range of architectural, thermodynamic, and ecological sources as well as illustrated and well-designed case studies, the author shows what architecture stands to gain by simultaneously maximizing the architectural and ecological power of buildings. .

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Kiel Moe
Forlag
Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780415824903
Antall sider 312 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 21,6cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 626 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Environmentally-friendly architecture & design, Energy resources

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