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Intelligent skins

Author: Michael Wigginton; Jude Harris
Publisher: Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the potential for integral intelligence within the fabric of buildings and explores the evolution of smart materials. The principles of the intelligent building envelope and a review of current practice are two areas covered.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wigginton; Jude Harris
ISBN: 0750648473 9780750648479
OCLC Number: 45315104
Notes: Case studies: GSW Headquarters, Berlin ; Debis Building, Berlin ; Commerzbank Headquarters, Frankfurt-am-Main ; Stadttor (City Gate), Düsseldorf ; GlaxoWellcome House West, Greenford ; The Environmental Building, Garston ; Helicon, London ; Tax Office Extension, Enschede ; Headquarters of Götz, Würburg ; Phoenix Central Library, Phoenix, Arizona ; The Brundtland Centre, Toftlund Sønerjylland ; The Green Building, Dublin ; Heliotrop®, Freiburg-im-Breisgau ; Villa Vision, Taastrup ; Business Promotion Centre, Duisburg ; School of Engineering and Manufacture, Leicester ; SUVA Insurance Company, Basel ; Solar House Breiburg, Freiburg ; Design Office for Gartner, Gundelfingen/Donau ; TRON - Concept Intelligent House, Tokyo ; Super Energy Conservation Building, Tokyo ; Occidental Chemical Center, Niagara Falls, New York.
Description: ix, 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface: The origins of this book --
1. Introduction --
2. The environmental context and the design imperative --
3. Buildings and intelligence: Metaphors and models --
4. The intelligent skin: The deepening metaphor --
5. Method --
6. Features --
7. The future --
8. The case studies: --
1. GSW Headquarters, Berlin --
2. Debis Building, Berlin --
3. Commerzbank Headquarters, Frankfurt-am-Main --
4. Stadttor (city gate), Düsseldorf --
5. GlaxoWellcome House West, Greenford --
6. The environmental building, Garston --
7. Helicon, London --
8. Tax office extension, Enschede --
9. Headquarters of Götz, Würzburg --
10. Phoenix Central Library, Phoenix, Arizona --
11. The Brundtland Centre, Toftlund Sønerjylland --
12. The Green Building, Dublin --
13. Heliotrop®, Freiburg-im-Breisgau --
14. Villa Vision, Taastrup --
15. Business Promotion Centre, Duisburg --
16. School of Engineering and Manufacture, Leicester --
17. SUVA Insurance Company, Basel --
18. Solar House Freiburg, Freiburg --
19. Design office for Gartner, Gundelfingen/Donau --
20. TRON: Concept intelligent house, Tokyo --
21. Super energy conservation building, Tokyo --
22. Occidental Chemical Center, Niagara Falls, New York.
Responsibility: Michael Wigginton and Jude Harris.

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Sets out the principles for the design of the intelligent building envelope. This title examines the potential for integral intelligence within the fabric of the building. It explores the evolution  Read more...

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"Excellent - just the right level for part II" Greg Keeffe, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University

 
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