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Author Tabb, Phillip, author.

Title Elemental architecture : temperaments of sustainability / Phillip James Tabb.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource ( 223 pages)
Notes Includes index.
Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; About the author; Foreword by Thanos Stasinopoulos; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The elements and temperaments; Introduction; Origins of the elements; Plato's cosmology; Elements as substances; Elements as temperaments; Modern element taxonomies; Elemental qualities; Elemental architecture; Elements at detriment; Benefits of the elements; Sustainable measures; Biophilic measures; Spiritual dimensions; 2. The element of fire; The nature of fire; Fire at detriment
Beneficial qualities of fireFire in architecture; Fire from fuel; Fire for space heating; Fire for electricity production; Case studies; Solar Egg Sauna; The Odeillo Solar Furnace; Copenhagen Waste-to-Energy Incineration Plant; Rotterdam Market Hall; Bruder-Klaus Field Chapel; Sustainable characteristics of fire; The experiential qualities of fire; 3. The element of earth; The nature of earth; Earth at detriment; Beneficial qualities of earth; Earth in architecture; Case studies; The Great Wall of Wa; The Global Seed Vault; Antinori Winery; Earthships
Singapore School of Art, Design and MediaSustainable characteristics of earth; The experiential qualities of earth; 4. The element of air; The nature of air; Air at detriment; Beneficial qualities of air; Air in architecture; Wind catchers and farms; Case studies; Rice University Skyspace; Hedesunda Housing Project and the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre; The Queen's Building; Building-integrated wind turbines; Literal cloud buildings; The Metropol Parasol; Sustainable characteristics of air; The experiential qualities of air; 5. The element of water; The nature of water
Water at detrimentBeneficial qualities of water; Water in architecture; Rainwater harvesting; Case studies; Therme Vals; Fallingwater; Lerida Estate Winery; National September 11 Memorial Pools; Istanbul's Basilica Cistern; The Church on the Water; Sustainable characteristics of water; The experiential qualities of water; 6. The element of ether; The nature of ether; Ether at detriment; Beneficial qualities of ether; Thin places; Ether in architecture; Case studies; Thorncrown Chapel; The Ribbon Chapel; La Estancia Chapel; The Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sustainable characteristics of etherThe experiential qualities of ether; 7. Elemental architecture; Combinatory elements; Properties of the elements; Energy; Phototropism; Groundedness; Durability; Transparency; Porosity; Resilience; Liquidity; Ethereality; Positive element effects; Sustainable effects; Biophilic effects; Health and wellness effects; Case studies; Kroon Hall; ReGen village and homes; Serenbe Community; Watercolor Cottage; Oia, Santorini, Greece; Principles of elemental architecture; The envelope; Passive survivability; The temperaments of sustainability; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. London Available via World Wide Web.
History notes Phillip James Tabb is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Texas A&M University, USA, where he served as Department Head from 2001 to 2005. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Cincinnati, USA, Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado, USA, and PhD from the Architectural Association in London, UK. He is author of Solar Energy Planning, The Greening of Architecture: A Critical History and Survey of Contemporary Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design and Serene Urbanism: A Biophilic Theory and Practice of Sustainable Placemaking, and Co-editor of Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality. He is the masterplanner for the award-winning Serenbe Community and is a practicing urban designer and licensed architect.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 18, 2018).
Other author Taylor & Francis.
Subject Architecture -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable architecture.
Local series Taylor & Francis eBooks
ISBN 9781351200431 (electronic book)
1351200437 (electronic book)
9781351200417 (electronic book : EPUB)
1351200410 (electronic book : EPUB)
Standard Number 10.4324/9781351200431
ISBN 9781351200400 (electronic book : Mobipocket)
1351200402 (electronic book : Mobipocket)
9780815391890 (hardback)
9780815391906 (paperback)

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