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  • Using Solar -thermal Cladding ( Solar Activated Facade )

    Innovating Building material Solar –thermal cladding (solar activated façade) The innovating building material I am going to write about is The Solar –thermal cladding . This type of cladding is the new type of cladding whereby solar panels are added to the cladding to form a more efficient and sustainable materials for all sorts of buildings. ( Eco building pulse, 2016) This is a new style where by the solar panels are hidden and are covered by materials such as wood , at this moment in time this kind of technology is building done and placed onto building in the USA., however it has been available in Switzerland for some time . ( Eco building pulse, 2016) The building material is also known as solar activated façade and has been developed by a few companies however predominantly by a company in Switzerland named Luciodo Solar AG who got the idea from Switzerland-based architect Giuseppe Fent. ( Eco building pulse, 2016) This type of material is used for cooler cliamtes , as the building material is a use of a thermal storage device , the outer material ( wood for example ) will be angled in the summer to allow for the suns rays to come in and allow the solar energy to be stored up. ( Eco building pulse, 2016) The way in which this material function is better explained by Swiss innovators Nelson solar that “Solar radiation from the low winter sun is transmitted through the glass facade and absorbed in the louver-structured wooden absorber. Slowly the wood is warmed…

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  • Preamble And Justification Of The Four Policies

    Part 3: Preamble and Justification of the Four Policies Part 3.1: Policy Safety 1: Rebuilding, Monitoring and Assessments of Building Safety The council will grant planning permission for the development where safety will be maintained and enhanced, with its main focuses on:  Rebuilding damaged buildings by flooding or other disasters which improve their quality of safety to live in, and to ensure safety is valued during the development.  Ensuring that the quality of buildings will be…

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  • Austinmer Beach House Case Study

    Since the beach house is located in a residential area where there are existing homes, the natural factors were not too difficult to work around. However, when building adjacent to existing structures, it is common practice to attempt to design your structure so that it fits in to the neighborhood and does not stick out like a big ugly thumb. In the case of the Austinmer Beach House, the existing structures adjacent to the beach house allowed for the design of the beach house to be more creative…

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  • Importance Of Vernacular Architecture

    Vernacular: A brief in a system of inherited, established or customary patterns of thoughts, forms, and styles. Usually expressed in use of local materials and handed-down building technologies. Critical Regionalism: A particular approach to the making of buildings based on the belief that buildings should respond to and reflect specific local conditions – this can be seen as developing and understanding of a regions ‘deep structure’. However, Vernacular Design Attitudes Critical Regional…

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  • Toyo Ito Theory

    Much more earlier than Sendai Mediatheque, Tower of Winds was built in 1986 in Nishi-ku. Compared to Sendai Mediatheque, Tower of Winds rivets attention on one environmental elements rather than providing a space for several sensations at the same time. Seems like effected by Kazuo Shinohara and have his own opinion about Silver Aesthetic, Toyo Ito spent plenty of time on study the properties of metal and glass, such as his work Nagaoka Lyric Hall “enveloped by corrugated glass”, Silver Hut…

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  • Why Architecture Matters By Paul Goldberger

    Mohammed Waseem Chiraagh 1380983 ARCH 6313 - Critical Studies 3 Major Assignment Traditionally as humans, when critiquing a building our thoughts are based on the buildings form as a whole, one defined object or boundary made up of different components which creates the overall look, structure and how it fits into the contextual surroundings. In the text “Why Architecture Matters” Paul Goldberger, shows that not only the outer boundary or façade is important but that there is another dimension…

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  • Characteristics Of Balinese Architecture

    Balinese architecture is a vernacular style of architecture wherein designers use local materials to help construct buildings, structures, and houses, as well as reflecting local tradition. It is a centuries-old style of design that’s heavily influenced by Bali’s Hindu traditions, as well as ancient Javanese elements. For the materials that are required for Balinese homes and buildings mostly will be thatch roofing, coconut wood, teak wood, stone, bamboo and bricks. Balinese architecture has…

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  • Farnsworth House Architecture

    Space is arguably one of the most important and powerful elements of architecture. Before architecture was the building and making of buildings, now in more recent times architecture is also considered the study and interpretation of space. In terms of architecture space is not empty. It has the potential to become a place where people interact and go about their daily lives. Space utilizes many modifying elements for an architectural reason to enhance the experience of occupying a certain…

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  • Building Structural Vulnerability

    Building structure is a combination of several aspects that act as a building. The information about the building structure is significant to assess the structural vulnerability of a building from various hazards. The construction materials, style and type of the buildings depends on the usage such as residential, commercial, light industrial and special buildings. The building construction types for the residential buildings are separate houses, semi-detached and apartment buildings.…

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  • Compare And Contrast House And Farnsworth House

    fashions. Additionally, both forms are constructed in a fashion that allows them to be apart of its surrounding site. However, they do have divergences. They differ mainly in how they relate to their surroundings, and how their different constructions allow the surroundings to affect the forms. Additionally, tectonics and material expression are both still very important and relevant in modern day architecture, and there are many buildings that show this. The houses similarly share the concept…

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