Does energy consumption influence architectural style? Should more energy-efficient buildings look different? Can that "look" be used to explain or enhance their performance?

Architecture and Energy provides architects and architectural theorists with more durable arguments for environmental design decisions, arguments addressing three different scales or aspects of contemporary construction. By drawing together essays from the leading experts in the field, this book engages with crucial issues in sustainable design, such as:

The larger role of energy in forming the cultural and economic systems in which architecture is conceived, constructed, and evaluated

The different measures and meanings of energy "performance" and how those measures are realized in buildings

The specific ways in which energy use translates into the visible aspects of architectural style.

Drawing on research from the UK, US, Europe, and Asia the book outlines the problems surrounding energy and architecture and provides the reader with a considered overview of this important topic.

chapter |6 pages


Architecture and energy (again)
ByWilliam W. Braham, Daniel Willis

part 1|18 pages

Energy systems

chapter 1|16 pages

Architecture, style, and power

The work of civilization
ByWilliam W. Braham

chapter 2|24 pages

Architecture and life1

ByLuis Fernández-Galiano

chapter 3|15 pages

Energy and the social hierarchy of households (and buildings)

ByThomas Abel

chapter 4|11 pages

Design in the light of dark energy

ByJohn Thackara

part 2|17 pages

Building performance

chapter 5|15 pages

Less is less

Are architects thinking too small?
ByDan Willis

chapter 6|14 pages

Environmental surfing

Delight and nature's renewable energies
ByVivian Loftness

chapter 7|10 pages

Adaptive architecturing

BySimos Yannas

chapter 8|15 pages

Designing for low energy

Seeking representations of high-performance homes in post-war America
ByFranca Trubiano

part 3|20 pages

Architectural aspects

chapter 9|18 pages

Technics and poetics of the architectural environment

ByDean Hawkes

chapter 10|13 pages

The formations of energy in architecture

An architectural agenda for energy
ByKiel Moe

chapter 11|17 pages

Visualizing renewable resources

ByDaniel A. Barber