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Environmental Design Sourcebook: Innovative Ideas for a Sustainable Built Environment

Author/EditorMcLean, William (Author)
Silver, Pete (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859469606
Pub Date01/08/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages192
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 189(w)
How do we design in a climate emergency? A new social and ecological prerogative demands appropriate material choices, a re-invention of construction and evolving building programmes that look at lifecycle, embodied energy and energy use.
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How do we design in a climate emergency?

A new social and ecological prerogative demands appropriate material choices, a re-invention of construction and evolving building programmes that look at lifecycle, embodied energy and energy use.

Highly illustrated with practical information and simple explanations for design ideas, this book is the perfect introduction to sustainable design for architecture students.

It presents key concepts in relation to the embodied energy of construction, material properties and environmental performance of buildings in an accessible way.

In explaining the principles and technologies by which we heat, cool, moderate and mitigate, it demystifies environmental design as a technical exercise and enables students to create sustainable buildings with impact.

Keep this sourcebook with you.

Features: Amphibious House (Baca Architects), Ashen Cabin (HANNAH), Bunhill 2 Energy Centre (Ramboll, Cullinan Studio, McGurk Architects and Colloide), Cork House (Matthew Barnett Howland, Oliver Wilton and Dido Milne), Dymaxion House (Richard Buckminster Fuller), Eastgate Centre (Mick Pearce), Neuron Pod (Will Alsop – aLL Design and AKT II), Quik House (Adam Kalkin) and Tension Pavilion (StructureMode and Weber Industries).

Covers: Acoustics, bamboo construction, biopolymer, bioremediation, CLT, climatic envelope, computational fluid dynamics, earthen architecture, fabric formwork, hempcrete, insulation, mycelium biofabrication, paper construction, passive solar heating, pneumatic structures, solar geometry, tensegrity structures, thermal mass and more.

How do we design in a climate emergency?

A new social and ecological prerogative demands appropriate material choices, a re-invention of construction and evolving building programmes that look at lifecycle, embodied energy and energy use.

Highly illustrated with practical information and simple explanations for design ideas, this book is the perfect introduction to sustainable design for architecture students.

It presents key concepts in relation to the embodied energy of construction, material properties and environmental performance of buildings in an accessible way.

In explaining the principles and technologies by which we heat, cool, moderate and mitigate, it demystifies environmental design as a technical exercise and enables students to create sustainable buildings with impact.

Keep this sourcebook with you.

Features: Amphibious House (Baca Architects), Ashen Cabin (HANNAH), Bunhill 2 Energy Centre (Ramboll, Cullinan Studio, McGurk Architects and Colloide), Cork House (Matthew Barnett Howland, Oliver Wilton and Dido Milne), Dymaxion House (Richard Buckminster Fuller), Eastgate Centre (Mick Pearce), Neuron Pod (Will Alsop – aLL Design and AKT II), Quik House (Adam Kalkin) and Tension Pavilion (StructureMode and Weber Industries).

Covers: Acoustics, bamboo construction, biopolymer, bioremediation, CLT, climatic envelope, computational fluid dynamics, earthen architecture, fabric formwork, hempcrete, insulation, mycelium biofabrication, paper construction, passive solar heating, pneumatic structures, solar geometry, tensegrity structures, thermal mass and more.

Will McLean and Pete Silver teach at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster and are the co-authors of Fabrication (2006), Introduction to Architectural Technology (2013), Structural Engineering for Architects (2014) and Air Structures (2015).

Introduction Chapter 1 - Climate and Human Comfort 1.01 Human Comfort 1.02 Solar Geometry 1.03 Wind, Air Movement and Ventilation 1.04 Acoustics - Noise, Sound, Music and Architecture 1.05 Designing for Different Climatic Zones 1.06 The Climatic Envelope 1.07 Thermal Mass 1.08 Thermal Insulation 1.09 Computational Fluid Dynamics 1.10 Psychrometric Chart: Extending the Comfort Envelope Chapter 2 - Materials Technology 2.01 Bio-Polymer: Made of Air 2.02 Bio-Polymer: Spatium Gelatum 2.03 Cardboard and paper construction 2.04 Cement Replacement Materials 2.05 Composites: Fibre Reinforced Polymer 2.06 Heat-motors: Deployable Shutters 2.07 Hempcrete: Hempcrete Blocks and 'Strocks' 2.08 Lime 2.09 Mycelium Biofabrication 2.10 Thermobimetal: Bloom Chapter 3 - Construction Technology 3.01 Bamboo Construction 3.02 Earthen Architecture: Drone-sprayed mud 3.03 Earthen Architecture: Rammed Earth Construction 3.04 Fabric Formwork: Minishell 3.05 Pneumatic Structures: Desert Cloud 3.06 Steel Monocoque Construction: The Neuron Pod 3.07 Steel Upcycled Shipping Containers: Quik House 3.08 Tensegrity Structures: Tension Pavilion 3.09 Timber Gridshell Structures: Mannheim 3.10 Timber (Cross-laminated): CLT Chapter 4 - Heating, Cooling and Remediation 4.01 Bio-Remediation: Eco-Machines 4.02 Evaporative Cooling: Porous Ceramic 4.03 Heat Pump (Ground Source): Energy Piles (R) 4.04 Heat Pump (Air Source): Bunhill 2 Energy Centre 4.05 Heliostat: The Sun Mirrors of Rjukan 4.06 Bio-remediation: Smog Eating Facade 4.07 Passive Solar Heating: Zome House 4.08 Thermal Storage: Skytherm, Solar Roof Pond technology 4.09 Thermal Labyrinth: Federation Square 4.10 Wind Catcher (badgir) Chapter 5 - Buildings 5.01 Amphibious House 5.02 Cork House 5.03 Dymaxion House 5.04 Eastgate Centre 5.05 Halley VI 5.06 House in a Garden 5.07 Ashen Cabin 5.08 Media ICT 5.09 Mongolian Ger (Yurt) 5.10 1970s House St Albans

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