Intelligent Skins

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Routledge, Jun 17, 2013 - Architecture - 184 pages
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Looking to the future, Intelligent Skins sets out the principles for the design of the intelligent building envelope. It highlights an exciting new approach to the area, where the fabric of the building responds to external changes and internal demands.

The prime objective is to control internal environments through a responsive building fabric rather than by energy consuming building services systems. The authors examine the potential for integral intelligence within the fabric of the building and explore the evolution of information technology and smart materials which have allowed a whole new category of design principles to be created.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
3
Chapter 2 The environmental context and the design imperative
7
metaphors and models
17
the deepening metaphor
27
Chapter 5 Method
36
Chapter 6 Features
39
Chapter 7 The future
43
Chapter 8 The case studies
45
Case study 10 Phoenix Central Library
99
Case study 11 The Brundtland Centre
103
Case study 12 The Green Building
109
Case study 13 Heliotrop
115
Case study 14 Villa Vision
121
Case study 15 Business Promotion Centre
125
Case study 16 School of Engineering and Manufacture
129
Case study 17 SUVA Insurance Company
137

Case study 1 GSW Headquarters
49
Case study 2 Debis Building
55
Case study 3 Commerzbank Headquarters
59
Case study 4 Stadttor City Gate
65
Case study 5 GlaxoWellcome House West
71
Case study 6 The Environmental Building
75
Case study 7 Helicon
83
Case study 8 Tax Office Extension
87
Case study 9 Headquarters of Götz
93
Case study 18 Solar House Freiburg
143
Case study 19 Design Office for Gartner
149
Case study 20 TRON Concept Intelligent House
155
Case study 21 Super Energy Conservation Building
159
Case study 22 Occidental Chemical Center
163
Selected bibliography
169
Definitions
171
Index
175
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