viernes, 9 de junio de 2017

#books #architecture | Kinetic architecture : designs for active envelopes

Kinetic architecture : designs for active envelopes / Russell Fortmeyer, Charles D. Linn.
Images, Mulgrave, Victoria : 2014.
223 p. : il.
ISBN 9781864704952

Arquitectura -- Aspecto del medio ambiente.
Estructuras atirantadas de tensión.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-692.2 KIN*spi

‘Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes’ is an essential resource for architects, engineers, students, and researchers seeking an in-depth study of how architectural façades dynamically respond to interior and exterior conditions in a manner that saves energy, without sacrificing human comfort. The book specifically focuses on façades with dynamic components, such as active shading devices and hydronic systems, which form an emerging and significant new development in architecture. Russell Fortmeyer and Charles Linn's essays weave together the historical roots of these very special façades, informed by the authors' unique theoretical insight. This original thinking is buttressed by detailed case studies of the façade technology and design expertise figuring in 27 buildings from around the globe, including many important structures whose envelopes have never been documented before.

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