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Design Professional''s Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings

Design Professional''s Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings

DKK 329.00

Charles Eley
Island Press
9781610917636
In stock: In stock

In the United States, direct energy use in buildings accounts for 39% of carbon dioxide emissions per year-more than any other sector. Buildings contribute to a changing climate and warming of the earth in ways that will significantly affect future generations. Zero net energy (ZNE) buildings are a practical and cost-effective way to reduce our energy needs, employ clean solar and wind technologies, protect the environment, and improve our lives. Interest in ZNE buildings, which produce as much energy as they use over the course of a year, has been growing rapidly. In this book, Charles Eley draws from over 40 years of his own experience, and interviews with other industry experts, to lay out the principles for achieving ZNE buildings and the issues surrounding their development. Eley emphasizes the importance of building energy use in achieving a sustainable future; describes how building energy use can be minimized through smart design and energy efficiency technologies; are viable and cost-effective.

The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals

The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals

DKK 630.00

Rob Thompson, Martin Thompson
Thames & Hudson
9780500518540
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An indispensable reference for design professionals on selecting and using materials in new ways to make their designs ever more efficient and effective Todays technological advancements have resulted in traditional materials being used in increasingly innovative ways; designers are able to push the materials they use to their limits. Understanding these materials helps designers make inspired, practical decisions with confidence. The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals provides comprehensive, accurate information about the basic materials with which designers work on a daily basis, as well as a complete breakdown of new and exciting developments in high-tech materials. This inspiring and useful book is organized into six main sections on all the major design material groups: Metal, Plastic, Wood, Plant, Animal, and Mineral. Each section is broken down into chapters examining individual types of material within each larger group. Nearly one hundred material types are featured,

Settlement, Ecology & Tectonics / 2016

Settlement, Ecology & Tectonics / 2016

DKK 250.00

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine art, School of Ar
Institute of Architecture and Technology IBT
9788778309563
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Basics Lighting Design

Basics Lighting Design

DKK 155.00

Roman Skowranek, Bert Bielefeld
Birkhauser
9783035609301
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Daylight is the most important element determining the mood and appearance of architecture, more so than all construction materials. In office buildings in particular, the good provision of daylight and matching artificial lighting installations make an important contribution to energy conservation - the better the use made of daylight, the less energy has to be consumed for artificial lighting. For this reason, typical architectural concepts have changed in recent years; enclosed buildings with full air-conditioning have increasingly made way to buildings that respond to the climate conditions of their environment, thereby using only a much reduced amount of energy without compromising on comfort. The BASICS Lighting Design volume includes the most important principles of daylight and artificial lighting design.

Basics Electric Installation

Basics Electric Installation

DKK 155.00

Peter Wotschke, Bert Bielefeld
Birkhauser
9783035609325
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The concept and detailed design of buildings requires a comprehensive approach. Coordinating the different trades is one of the architectÆs key tasks. In view of the fact that electrical installations in buildings are becoming increasingly complex, the architect needs to have a solid, basic understanding in this field in order to be able to prepare the design for the input of the specialist engineers. However, most architects find it hard to understand anything but the basic concepts of electrical engineering, in spite of the fact that it is an increasingly important field in view of the complexity of modern buildings. As an intermediary between all parties involved in the construction project, the architect must be able to understand electrical engineering concepts in buildings and competently advise his clients. BASICS Electrical Installations conveys the basic concepts of electrical installations in buildings in practical applications.

Basics Building Technology

Basics Building Technology

DKK 399.00

Bert Bielefeld
Birkhauser
9783035609288
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As building construction is becoming increasingly complex, the field of building technology is becoming more and more important. As an intermediary between all parties involved in a construction project, the architect must be able to understand what is involved and to advise his clients. This volume covers the fields of water supply and disposal, electric installations and the energy-related subjects, i.e. heating, ventilation and lighting. The compendium combines the successful individual volumes Room Conditioning and Water Cycles and supplements these with the two hitherto unpublished volumes Electric Installation and Lighting design. The student and architect are introduced to the basic principles, terms and systems of building technology installations and equipment.

Prototyping for Architects - paperback

Prototyping for Architects - paperback

DKK 279.00

Mark Burry, Jane Burry
Thames and Hudson
9780500292495
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Prototyping is an essential part of the designerÆs repertoire. Designers prototype their projects to test them, structurally, aesthetically, technically. Whether the prototype works or not is not the point: prototyping is the revelatory process through which the designer gains insight. There are three reasons why contemporary prototyping techniques are transforming the way architects design and build: 1) at a miniature scale, prototyping aids the architect in the presentation to clients of complex spatial ideas; 2) prototyping empowers the architect-designer to test and prove a buildingÆs feasibility, leading to more open-minded construction solutions; 3) whether additive (3D printing) or subtractive (robotic milling), prototyping can lead to unexpected and exciting new possibilities within design as a whole, across design disciplines, thus blurring the boundaries between them in highly creative ways. The book has four sections: an introduction that charts the rise of prototyping in design

100 Contemporary Wood Buildings

100 Contemporary Wood Buildings

DKK 169.00

Philip Jodidio
Taschen
9783836561563
In stock: In stock

The wooden structures of the 21st century Not so very long ago, some might have considered wood a material of the past, long since replaced by more modern components such as concrete and steel. The truth is radically different. Bolstered by new manufacturing techniques and ecological benefits, wood has seen a fabulous resurgence in contemporary construction.

Building Acoustics

Building Acoustics

DKK 998.00

T E Vigr
Taylor & Francis
9780415428538
In stock: In stock

Building or architectural acoustics is taken in this book to cover all aspects of sound and vibration in buildings. The book covers room acoustics but the main emphasis is on sound insulation and sound absorption and the basic aspects of noise and vibration problems connected to service equipment and external sources. Measuring techniques connected to these fields are also brought in. It is designed for advanced level engineering studies and is also valuable as a guide for practitioners and acoustic consultants who need to fulfil the demands of building regulations.  It gives emphasis to the acoustical performance of buildings as derived from the performance of the elements comprising various structures. Consequently, the physical aspects of sound transmission and absorption need to be understood, and the main focus is on the design of elements and structures to provide high sound insulation and high absorbing power.

Structural Design

Structural Design

DKK 825.00

R Under
Wiley
9780471789048
In stock: In stock

Written for the practicing architect, Structural Design addresses the process on both a conceptual and a mathematical level. Most importantly, it helps architects work with structural consultants and understand all the necessary considerations when designing structural systems.

Fundamentals of Structural Stability

Fundamentals of Structural Stability

DKK 770.00

G Simits
Butterworth-Heinemann
9780750678759
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The ability of a structural assembly to carry loads and forces determines how stable it will be over time. Viewing structural assemblages as comprising columns, beams, arches, rings, and plates, this book will introduce the student to both a classical and advanced understanding of the mechanical behavior of such structural systems under load and how modeling the resulting strains can predict the overall future performance-the stability-of that structure. While covering traditional beam theory, the book is more focused on elastica theory in keeping with modern approaches. This text will be an expanded and updated version a similar, previously published book, but with pedagogical improvements and updated analytical methods.This engineering textbook will provide a focused treatment on the study of how structures behave and perform when under stress loading, including plastic deformation and buckling. All advanced engineering students studying engineering mechanics, structural analysis and design,

Revaluing Construction

Revaluing Construction

DKK 969.00

P Barret
Blackwell Publishing
9781405159197
In stock: In stock

The performance of the construction industry has been a constant source of criticism and review for many years in the UK and a variety of other countries, and this has culminated in a series of major initiatives aimed at changing the combative nature of the industry to one that effectively provides the service clients say they want. There has been interest in the issues, but little consensus on how to move forward. Following a number of research initiatives a seven part model has been developed. It has been made possible to set out challenges for various key stakeholders and make clear proposals regarding progressive implementation drawing from various national experiences.The seven key areas for action are:  - A holistic notion of construction  - A shared vision amongst   takeholders  - A balance between markets and social capital   - Dynamic decisions and information  - Evolving knowledge and attitudes  - Awareness of the systemic contribution of construction  - Promotion of the

Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine Our Physical Environment

Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine Our Physical Environment

DKK 305.00

Blaine Brownell
Princeton Architectural Press
9781568987224
In stock: In stock

As the speed of technological progress continues to accelerate, innovation threatens to outpace architects'' and designers'' working knowledge of materials, thereby limiting their applicability. In order to stay at the cutting edge of design, a knowledge of the uses, properties, and sources of new materials is essential. A sequel to the critically acclaimed and best-selling book Transmaterial, Transmaterial 2 is a clear, concise, accessible, and carefully edited resource that provides information about the latest and most intriguing materials commercially available

Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

DKK 348.00

Blaine Brownell
Princeton Architectural Press
9781568988931
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The third volume in the critically acclaimed series presents over two hundred emergent materials, products, and systems that have significant potential to transform the constructed world. Transmaterial 3 provides a broad synopsis of the state of technological advances in materials today with a special emphasis on new developments in the field of biopolymers and various agriculturally derived products: biomimetic products, systems, and processes that seek to emulate natural examples including low-embodied-energy and biochemically manufactured products: ''grown'' materials: nanoscale marvels: renewable energy technologies: ''second-life'' materials derived from repurposed waste: and responsive, interactive, and transformational digital interfaces that harness pervasive communication networks and are powered by low-energy illumination sources. An excellent ideas generator, Transmaterial 3 is an indispensable tool for any architect or designer looking to keep up with the current trends in the field of materials.

Building in the North

Building in the North

DKK 140.00

Eb Rice
University of Alaska Press
9781602230194
In stock: In stock

Building in the North is a fully updated edition of the classic work by Elbert F. Rice, a professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, who with a steady supply of wit, charm, and his own hands-on experience helped to invent Northern engineering. Easily readable and accessible to anyone with a healthy sense of humor and a willingness to live in the beautiful North, this guide is essential for those who dream of building that longed-for cabin in the woodsùor simply find themselves needing to learn to cope with the threat of permafrost in a frigid climate.

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Updated 22. Maj 2019