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Solar power : the evolution of sustainable architecture

Author: Sophia Behling; Stefan Behling
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, 2000.
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This reprint is a dramatic, fast-moving voyage from the dawn of civilization to the 21st century, celebrating and reminding us of the importance of the sun.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Behling, Sophia.
Solar power.
Munich ; New York : Prestel, 2000
(OCoLC)988862929
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sophia Behling; Stefan Behling
ISBN: 379132411X 9783791324111
OCLC Number: 262807599
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Need for Change 10 --
Crisis, What Crisis? 12 --
Population 14 --
Consumption 16 --
Technology 18 --
Architecture and Architects 20 --
Learning from Natural Systems 22 --
Solar Energy and the Environment 24 --
Sun and the Earth 26 --
Solar Energy 28 --
Plants and Cells 30 --
Cycles of Solar Energy 32 --
Animals 34 --
Humans and Their Environment 36 --
Methods of Compensation 38 --
Responsive Solar Buildings 40 --
Earth's Comfort Zones 42 --
Architecture versus Vernacular 44 --
Ice Caps 46 --
Tundra/Taiga 48 --
Mountains 50 --
Continental Climate 52 --
Marine West-coastal Climate 54 --
Mediteranean Climate 56 --
Subtropical Climate 58 --
Rain-forests 60 --
Savannas 62 --
Steppes 64 --
Deserts 66 --
First Solar Structures 68 --
Neolithic Revolution 70 --
Solar Design for Plants 72 --
Building for Agriculture 74 --
Solar Cities 76 --
Early Urban Planning 78 --
Ancient Egypt 80 --
Babylon in Mesopotamia 81 --
Mohenjo Daro in the Indus Valley 82 --
Chinese Cities 83 --
South American Civilisations 84 --
North American Civilisations 85 --
Greek Cities 86 --
Architecture for the Agricultural Age 88 --
Spectacular Architecture 90 --
Shaded Porch 92 --
Stimulations and Comfort 94 --
Heavenly Light 98 --
Sophisticated Shade 100 --
Coloured Light in the Occident 102 --
Shaded Pavilions of the Orient 106 --
In Praise of Shade 108 --
Luxurious Comfort for the Ottomans 112 --
Perfumed Gardens for Princes 114 --
Building Technologies of the Moguls 116 --
Wall Becomes Habitable Shade 120 --
Virtual Lighting 122 --
Changing Concepts of Solar Power 124 --
Architecture for an Industrial Age 126 --
Industrial Revolution 128 --
Enlightenment and Revolution 130 --
Abstract Light of the Enlightenment 132 --
Rational Use of Sunlight and Structure 134 --
British Supremacy 136 --
From Greenhouse to Crystal Palace 138 --
Beginning of the Energy Race 144 --
Glass Buildings for Work and Play 146 --
A House in the Sun 150 --
World War One 152 --
Depression and Hope 154 --
A New Agenda 156 --
Visions for Global Living 160 --
Back to Nature 164 --
Solar Geometries for Healthy Living 166 --
World War Two 168 --
American Age 170 --
New Cities in the Making 172 --
Jewels of a New Life-Style 174 --
'Brise-Soleil' 176 --
Solar Buildings for the Poor 184 --
Pioneers of Efficiency 186 --
Sealed Glass Boxes and Indoor Cities 188 --
Changing Architecture for a Sustainable World 190 --
A New Agenda 194 --
Harvesting Wind Energy 196 --
Buildings Using Wind 198 --
Learning from the Masters of Wind 200 --
Ventilated Cavity 202 --
Natural Ventilation for Extremes 204 --
Collecting Solar Heat 208 --
Insulation and Conservation 210 --
Guiding Daylight 212 --
Transparent Daylight Control 214 --
Dramatic Daylight 216 --
Converting Daylight into Electricity 218 --
Learning from Solar Cars and Planes 222 --
Efficient Structures and Materials 224 --
Environmentally Responsive Structures 226 --
New Tools for Environmental Design 228 --
What Can We Expect from Buildings? 230 --
Quality of Space 232 --
Environmental Ethics 234 --
European Charter for Solar Energy in Architecture and Urban Planning 236.
Responsibility: Sophia and Stefan Behling, in collaboration with Bruno Schindler ; foreword by Norman Foster.

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