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File Size
28.62 MB
Authors
C. Alan Short
Year
2017
Edition
1
Number of Pages
404
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
ISBN
9780415824408
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The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture challenges the modern practice of sealing up and mechanically cooling public scaled buildings in whichever climate and environment they are located. This book unravels the extremely complex history of understanding and perception of air, bad air, miasmas, airborne pathogens, beneficial thermal conditions, ideal climates and climate determinism. It uncovers inventive and entirely viable attempts to design large buildings, hospitals, theatres and academic buildings through the 19th and early 20th centuries, which use the configuration of the building itself and a shrewd understanding of the natural physics of airflow and fluid dynamics to make good, comfortable interior spaces. In exhuming these ideas and reinforcing them with contemporary scientific insight, the book proposes a recovery of the lost art and science of making naturally conditioned buildings.
1. Airs, Fears, Dangers 2. Climate and its Annihilation 3. Temperate Climates 4. Urban Heat Islands 5. Theatres 6. Hospitals 7. Mediterranean climates 8. Continental climates 9. Existing buildings 10. Delivering the `Recovery'
Buildings - Environmental engineering, Natural ventilation, Environmentally-friendly architecture & design, History of architecture
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