The Architectural Expression of Environmental Control Systems

By George Baird

© 2001 – Taylor & Francis

288 pages | 40 Color Illus. | 135 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780419244301
pub: 2001-04-19
US Dollars$180.00

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About the Book

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.


'The material is presented honestly and personally and, in addition to providing a detailed record of the experience of the case-studies and interviews with their designers, represents a distillation and recounting or priorities and concerns of the author over a 30 year academic career.' - Building Research and Information

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Thermal Environmental Control Systems and their Potential for Expression 3. Recent Developments in the Expression of Thermal Environmental Control Systems 4. Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Bishan, Singapore 5. The Science Park, Gelsenkirchen, Germany 6. Gotz Headquarters, Wurzburg, Germany 7. Central Library Phoenix, Arizona 8. RAC Regional Centre, Bristol, England 9. The Scottish Office, Edinburgh, Scotland 10. Inland Revenue Offices, Nottingham, England 11. Hall 26, Hannover Fair, Germany 12. Tokyo Gas 'Earth Port', Yokohama, Japan 13. Eastgate Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe 14. UNSW Red Centre, Sydney, Australia 15. RWE Headquarters, Essen, Germany 16. Glaxo-Wellcome Headquarters, London, England 17. Torrent Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India 18. Menara Umno, Penang, Malaysia 19. Overview, Issues and Trends

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection