Energy and Modern Architecture, 1850--2015|
Fall 2016 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
This seminar seeks to study the evolution of mechanical systems for heating, ventilating, and cooling in modern architecture from the mid-19th century to the present. The aim is to show how architects, engineers, fabricators, and urban governments worked to develop modern systems of environmental controls, including lighting, both as means of improving the habitability of buildings and health of their occupants. The course will trace the adaptation of technical innovations in these fields to the built environment and how those responsible for it sought to manage energy and other resources, such as funds and labor, to create optimal solutions for different building types, such as factories, theaters, assembly halls, office buildings, laboratories, art museums, libraries, and houses of different kinds, including apartment buildings for higher and lower income residents. An important theme will be the relationship of energy systems for individual buildings and urban infrastructure, including water systems, electrical, and other utilities. The last part of the course focuses on contemporary green, or sustainable, architecture, including passive and active solar heating, photovoltaics, energy-efficient cooling, LEED certification, wind and geo-exchange energy, green skyscrapers, vertical farming, and zero carbon cities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(IDEA-MN)
Banham, THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE WELL-TEMPERED ENVIRONMENT, 2nd ed., ISBN: 978-0226036984
Cooper, AIR CONDITIONING AMERICA: ENGINEERS & CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT ISBN: 978-0801871139
Thomas Leslie, LOUIS I. KAHN: BUILDING ART, BUILDING SCIENCE ISBN-13: 978-0807615409
Jerry Yudelson, THE GREEN BUILDING REVOLUTION, ISBN: 978-1597261791
Buchanan, TEN SHADES OF GREEN: ARCHITECTURE AND NATURAL WORLD ISBN-13: 978-0393731897
Plus a large number of articles from architectural and engineering journals from the 1900s to the 2010s.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two in-class essay examinations, one short paper, one oral research presentation, and one final research paper.