9783037785256-303778525X-Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives

Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives

ISBN-13: 9783037785256
ISBN-10: 303778525X
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers
Format: Paperback 232 pages
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ISBN-13: 9783037785256
ISBN-10: 303778525X
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers
Format: Paperback 232 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives comprising 232 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 303778525X and 9783037785256. Since then Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.70 or rent at the marketplace.

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Architecture accounts for one third of global carbon emissions, energy consumption and waste. Buildings are increasingly understood to impact broader ecologies. Yet embodied energy – the various forms of energy required to extract raw matter, to produce and transport building materials and to assemble a given building – remains largely underexplored. Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives addresses and thoroughly examines the issue.

This book reconsiders the act of making a building as an act of energy expenditure and asks questions about a variety of related scales, methods of analysis and design opportunities. How might new technologies and materials challenge default positions on sustainability? Should we think of buildings as dynamic systems connecting multiple sites rather than as static and isolated objects? Does the duration of architecture extend beyond the life of a built structure?

By addressing these questions, architects may discover not only new ways of building, but also new forms of creativity. Essays and studies by various established contributors are accompanied by detailed graphics, plans, drawings and photographs illustrating the issue and possible solutions.

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