Design & Construction of High Performance Homes | Korean Translation

edited by franca trubiano

Divided into four parts, the book discusses the requisite AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) knowledge needed when building a high-performance home. It also communicates this information across four case studies, which provide the reader with a thorough overview of all aspects to be considered in the design and construction of sustainable homes. With contributions from experts in the field, the book provides a well-rounded and multi-faceted approach. This book is essential reading for students and professionals in design, architecture, engineering (civil, mechanical and electrical), construction and energy management.

Our contribution, Velikov, K., & Thün, G. (2012). Responsive Envelopes: Characteristics and Evolving Paradigms. In F. Trubiano (ed.), Design and Construction of High Performance Homes (75-92). London: Routledge aims to establish a framework for understanding responsive envelopes:


A new generation of high-performance envelopes have contributed to the

emergence of sophisticated assemblies combining real-time environmental response, advanced materials, dynamic automation with embedded microprocessors, wireless sensors and actuators, and design-for-manufacture techniques. This practice has fundamentally transformed the way in which architects approach building design with a shift in emphasis from form to performance, from structure to envelope. In the realm of high-performance buildings, the envelope has become the primary site of innovative research and development. Borrowing a set of terms from the discipline of biology now commonplace in architectural design, this chapter articulates a conceptual paradigm and working vocabulary for the development of high-performance building skins that are smart, intelligent, interactive and responsive.

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