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Author Cody, Brian, 1967-
Title Form follows energy : using natural forces to maximize performance / Brian Cody.
Imprint Basel, Switzerland : Birkhäuser, [2017]

Subject Architecture and energy conservation.
Architecture -- Environmental aspects.
Buildings -- Energy conservation.
Description 1 online resource (279 pages) : illustrations
Contents Frontmatter -- Content -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Energy -- 2. The Science of Energy Design -- 3. External and Internal Environments -- 4. Buildings and Energy -- 5. Urban Design and Energy -- 6. The Art of Energy Design -- 7. Evaluating Energy Performance -- 8. Outlook -- Appendix -- Acknowledgements -- Project List -- Index -- Notes / Bibliography / Author.
Summary "Architecture is energy. Lines drawn on paper to represent architectural intentions also imply decades and sometimes centuries of associated energy and material flows. Form Follows Energy is about the relationship between energy and the form of our built environment. It examines the optimisation of energy flows in building and urban design and the implications for form and configuration. It speaks to both architectural and engineering audiences and offers for the first time a truly interdisciplinary overview on the subject, explaining the complex relationships between energy and architecture in an easy to follow manner and using simple diagrams to show how energy design strategies can be used to maximize the energy performance of our built environment, while at the same time leading to new aesthetic qualities and radically new forms in architecture and urban design. Case studies are used to illustrate the theory. The book's philosophy is based on the guiding principles underlying nearly 30 years work in practice, research and teaching. It is relatively easy to make something simple seem complicated. To make a complex topic seem simple and easily understandable is far more of a challenge and this is the aim of this book."--Provided by publisher.
Architektur ist Energie. Architektonische Entwürfe entscheiden oft für Jahrzehnte und manchmal Jahrhunderte über den damit verbundenen Energie- und Materialverbrauch. Form Follows Energy analysiert das Verhältnis zwischen Energieströmen und der Form unserer gebauten Umwelt. Es untersucht die Optimierung der Energieflüsse in Architektur und Städtebau und ermittelt daraus neue Ansätze. Die komplexen Zusammenhänge zwischen Architektur und Energie werden in Fallstudien veranschaulicht. Handgezeichnete Diagramme zeigen auf, wie Energieplanungsstrategien genutzt werden können, um maximale Energieeffizienz zu erzielen. Der Autor greift in seiner Darstellung auf fast 30 Jahre Praxis, Lehre und Forschung zurück und stellt ein komplexes Thema für Architekten und Bauingenieure leicht verständlich dar.
Note In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Nov 2017).
ISBN 9783035614114
9783035614145 (electronic bk.)
3035614148 (electronic bk.)
9783990432020 (hbk.)
9783035614053 (paperback)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1515/9783035614114
OCLC # 1013967062