This guide shows you how to adapt a double-facade building strategy to your climate so that you can meet client needs for beauty and comfort while also reducing their energy load and environmental impacts. Bioclimatic double-skins conserve energy passively and often resonate with the culture of a place, so by incorporating the features and functions defined here, your designs will "feel" right.
In-depth, highly illustrated case studies of built projects present double-skin facades as kit of parts adaptable to your circumstances. A map of the buildings, a categorized index, quantitative sidebars, and project descriptions allow you to access and assess the information you need now. The book also includes information on non-double-skin facades, so that you can know all of your options.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction. Global map locating case studies with Climate-response Rules of Thumb. 1. The Bioclimatic Double-Skin Facade 1.1 Bioclimatic Architecture (See Excerpt A) 1.2 Double-Skin Facades 1.3 Origins and Adaptations Timeline 1.4 Double-Skin Facade Types and Functions 1.5 Expanding Definitions 1.6 Motivations and Implications 2. Place and Performance 2.1 A Bioclimatic View of Place & Performance 2.2 Bioclimatic Concept Fact Sheets 2.3 Thought Framework 3. Case Studies 3.1 Case Study Essays 3.2 through 3.6 Estimated five case studies, each with essay, Place and Performance matrix, Diagram of dynamic DSF function, photographs, drawings, and data 4. Alternatives and Assessment 4.1 A Good Piece of Kit 4.2 The Case for Renovation 4.3 Alternatives 4.4 Assessment 4.5 Conclusion. Climate Classifications of DSF Architecture. Resources. Contributors. Bibliography. Index