Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy by Kiel Moe

By Kiel Moe

Convergence relies at the thermodynamic premise that structure may still maximize its ecological and architectural energy. regardless of how paradoxical it may well at the beginning appear, architects should still maximize strength consumption, maximize strength use, and maximize power suggestions and reinforcement. This presumes that the mandatory far more than structure is actually an architect’s maximum asset by way of an time table for strength, no longer a legal responsibility.

But how can we begin to comprehend the whole diversity of eco-thermodynamic ideas which must be engaged with so one can do so?

Kiel Moe explicates 3 components: fabrics, strength structures and amortization. whilst those 3 components converge via layout, the ensuing structures start to practice in complicated, if now not refined, methods.

By drawing on quite a number architectural, thermodynamic, and ecological assets in addition to illustrated and well-designed case experiences, the writer indicates what structure stands to achieve by means of at the same time maximizing the architectural and ecological energy of buildings.


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