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Design with Climate: Bioclimatic Approach to Architectural Regionalism. Home · Design with Climate: Author: Olgyay | Victor Size Report. DOWNLOAD PDF. In this book, Victor Olgyay explores the impact of climate on shelter design, identifying four distinct climatic regions and explaining the effect of each on. Design with climate by Victor Olgyay, , Princeton University Press edition, in English.
Add to Cart Architects today incorporate principles of sustainable design as a matter of necessity. But the challenge of unifying climate control and building functionality, of securing a managed environment within a natural setting—and combating the harsh forces of wind, water, and sun—presented a new set of obstacles to architects and engineers in the mid-twentieth century. First published in , Design with Climate was one of the most pioneering books in the field and remains an important reference for practitioners, teachers, and students, over fifty years later. In this book, Victor Olgyay explores the impact of climate on shelter design, identifying four distinct climatic regions and explaining the effect of each on orientation, air movement, site, and materials. He derives principles from biology, engineering, meteorology, and physics, and demonstrates how an analytical approach to climate management can merge into a harmonious and aesthetically sound design concept.
Finally, the fifth and sixth phases began to lead the architect closer to familiar territory, including careful analysis of the historical examples provided in Solar Control and a number of analytic diagramming techniques intended to bring these factors to bear on the specific design needs of a given project.
To concep- tualize this zone, the Olgyays assessed a wide range of physiological and bio- logical data Lee The human is imaged and Shading Devices and imagined as a stable, protected figure. What to make of this image of stasis and its potential effects? Reprinted by permission These diagrams are hybrids, concerned with both affect and instrumental- ity.
As methodological dia- grams they activate a disci- plinary agenda and operate as an appeal to engage archi- tecture as a site for the possi- bility of realigning a number of analogous relationships: But still, what kind of aspiration is at play? What sort of future did these diagrams imagine? For one thing, their research had a mixed reception in postwar architectural culture. Olgyay This was especially the case as the new field of architectural science tried to find a place alongside other forms of scientific research on the environment.
Here as well, their fit amid these other fields was awkward. The project served, in part, to register the complexity of the climate system and the difficulty of representing and modeling it Nebeker By the early s, new research, based on entering ever more data into increasingly powerful computers, also began to elaborate on alternatives to the premise that all ecosystems inherently worked toward a state of balance Barbour Instead of a progression to a peak condition, such models conceived of the world in a state of constant flux and subject to human intervention.
It would also come under much scrutiny, largely for its implicit assumptions about the technological capacities of emerging economies Taylor and Buttel It was nonetheless symptomatic of a significant shift: Also significant: Where was the figure of the human? The proliferation of data, and of the technical images they informed, offered a model of the world that left the human figure behind, for better or worse.
The contours of their implicit political implications returns: How did these figurations of the human suggest possible futures, and what futures did they suggest?
Again, the situation is complicated by contingent factors: The static human, comfortable in a globally consistent interior, can today be seen as an image of technocultural contestation. Indeed, Boulding identified a strong chal- lenge to his general premise of the instrumental image in the work of Marshall McLuhan. Increase in knowledge, Boulding con- tinued to maintain, was the key to more enlightened forms of human action and environmen- tal intervention. This first is a diagram produced Redrawn by Stinson Lenz, in the early s by the Centre for Alternative Technology CAT , one of the many radical collectives of the period.
There were many others like it, in the s and s, as from the climate design architectural aspects of the global counterculture sought to legitimate and sys- software Ecotect, tematize their modes of thought and practice.
Here the diagram still appeals to now owned by Autodesk. The second afterimage is a screen capture from the building performance soft- ware Ecotect, until recently one of the most sophisticated climate performance platforms available to contemporary architects fig.
The aspiration is not toward imagining new ways of life but toward maximizing mechanical efficiency. Data overwhelm the entanglement of aesthetic, scientific, and political knowledge. At the same time this imperative for efficiency plays into the urgency of climate change as a technological and sociopolitical issue, framing building efficiency as unproblematically participating in solutions to a global problem.
Which is not to say that such performance softwares are not important tools, but rather to say that they accede to a form of technological determinism that resists the pro- gramming of other possible futures. This is also not to say that the human figure itself needs to be recovered as an image of a supposed environmental balance but rather to say that the tension between objective knowledge and aspiration, between data and desire, is in itself productive for social change.
In the face of climate change and other environmental threats, questions about how images can affect social patterns are again of great interest. They sug- gest that representational strategies can also reflect and facilitate new modes of existence, a prospect that will become increasingly vital in the environmentally threatened future.
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