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The Architectural Expression of Environmental Control Systems

Book Description

The Architectural Expression of Environmental Control Systems examines the way project teams can approach the design and expression of both active and passive environmental control systems in a more creative way. Using seminal case studies from around the world and interviews with the architects and environmental engineers involved, the book illustrates innovative responses to client, site and user requirements, focusing upon elegant design solutions to a perennial problem. This book will inspire architects, building scientists and building services engineers to take a more creative approach to the design and expression of environmental control systems - whether active or passive, whether they influence overall building form or design detail.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Full Title
  4. Dedication
  5. Copyright
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1 Introduction
    1. Author's motivation
    2. Aims and objectives
    3. Materials and methods
    4. Structure of the book
  9. Chapter 2 Thermal environmental control systems and their potential for expression
    1. Theoretical models of environmental control
    2. Thermal environmental control
    3. Expressive potential of thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of thermal environmental control systems
  10. Chapter 3 Recent developments in the expression of thermal environmental control systems
    1. Pioneering projects of the twentieth century
    2. Louis Kahn, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in the 1970s
      1. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, USA
      2. Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
      3. Inmos Microprocessor Laboratory, Newport, UK
      4. Lloyds of London Building, London, UK
    3. Passive systems expressed; active systems concealed
      1. Stansted Airport, Bishop's Stortford, UK
      2. Menil Museum and Cy Twombly Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
      3. Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
      4. Tanfield House, Edinburgh, UK
      5. Menara Mesiniaga, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
      6. Konami Training Center, Mount Nasu, Japan
    4. Internal expression of thermal environmental control systems
      1. Schools of Architecture and Design, Wellington, New Zealand
      2. Public Library, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    5. Six of the best
      1. City University, Udine, Italy
      2. Queens Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
      3. Ionica Headquarters, Cambridge, UK
      4. PowerGen Headquarters, Coventry, UK
      5. BRE Environmental Building, Watford, UK
      6. Commerzbank Headquarters, Frankfurt, Germany
    6. Introduction to the fifteen case studies
  11. Chapter 4 Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Bishan, Singapore
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  12. Chapter 5 The Science Park, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
    1. Project background and the design process
    2. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    3. Expression of environmental control systems
    4. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  13. Chapter 6 Gotz Headquarters, Wurzburg, Germany
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  14. Chapter 7 Central Library, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  15. Chapter 8 RAC Regional Centre, Bristol, UK
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  16. Chapter 9 The Scottish Office, Edinburgh, UK
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  17. Chapter 10 Inland Revenue Offices, Nottingham, UK
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  18. Chapter 11 Hall 26, Hannover Fair, Germany
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  19. Chapter 12 Tokyo Gas 'Earth Port', Yokohama, Japan
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  20. Chapter 13 Eastgate Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  21. Chapter 14 UNSW Red Centre, Sydney, Australia
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  22. Chapter 15 RWE Headquarters, Essen, Germany
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  23. Chapter 16 Glaxo-Wellcome Headquarters, London, UK
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  24. Chapter 17 Torrent Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  25. Chapter 18 Menara Umno, Penang, Malaysia
    1. The designers
    2. Project background and the design process
    3. Design outcome and thermal environmental control systems
    4. Expression of environmental control systems
    5. Performance in practice and lessons learned
  26. Chapter 19 Overview, issues and trends
    1. Influence of the client
    2. Approach/philosophy of the design teams
    3. Expression of thermal environmental control- overall building form
    4. Expression of thermal environmental control- passive elements
    5. Expression of thermal environmental control- active elements
    6. Thermal environmental control features of the buildings
    7. Some design and operational lessons and issues
    8. Current trends
  27. Index