CART

(0) items

Performance-Oriented Design : Towards an Inclusive Approach to the Architectural Design and the Environment,9780470973325
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!

FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Performance-Oriented Design : Towards an Inclusive Approach to the Architectural Design and the Environment

by
Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780470973325

ISBN10:
0470973323
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/15/2013
Publisher(s):
Wiley
List Price: $106.66

Rent Textbook

(Recommended)
 
Term
Due
Price
$74.66

Buy New Textbook

Currently Available, Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours
$94.75

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $163.54

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 4/15/2013.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Summary

This book offers an innovative and highly practical approach to architectural design. Focusing on the concept of performance that brought about a paradigm shift in the humanities in earlier decades, the book discusses how to use this concept to address ongoing problems in architecture. It explores the meaning of performance in the context of the built environment, design processes, sustainable architecture, spatial organization, and other aspects of design. Featuring numerous color illustrations plus historical and contemporary examples, this is an eye-opening resource for architects and urban designers.

Author Biography

Michael Hensel is an architect, researcher, educator and writer. He is Professor of Architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design where he directs the Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics. He cofounded OCEAN in 1994, and is founding and current chairman of the OCEAN Design Research Association and the Sustainable Environment Association, as well as an editorial board member of Architectural Design (AD). He has co-guest-edited five titles of AD, including seminal issues on emergence and the architecture of Turkey and Iran. He is currently writing The Handbook for Traditional Sustainable Buildings for John Wiley & Sons.

Table of Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgements

Foreword by David Leatherbarrow

Introduction: The Task at Hand

1: A Brief History of the Notion of Performance

2: A Brief History of the Notion of Performance in Architecture

3: Non-Discrete Architectures

4: Non-Anthropocentric Architectures

5: Traits of Performance-Oriented Architecture

Local Climate and Microclimate

Material Performance

The Active Boundary, the Articulated Envelope and Heterogeneous Environments

The Extended Threshold

Second-Degree Auxiliarity: Supplementary Architectures

First-Degree Auxiliarity: Embedded Architectures

Multiple Grounds and Settlement Patterns

6: The Road(s) Ahead

Bibliography



Please wait while the item is added to your cart...