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Exoeng structue stfid oonwucbon (tome steel cons& uceon Passive-Energy Terraced Housing in Dornbirn Architect Johannes Kaufmann. Dornbirn Energy consultants E-Plus. Ralf Lenninger. Egg Enjoying b view to the Bregenz Forest, this row of nine ter-raccd hojses with a communal unit at the end is situated on the outskirts of Dombirn in Vorarlberg. Austria. A group of clients, ireluding the architect himself, joined forces to realize this scheme. The dwellings form the first stage of a mixed...

Strategies Visions Concepts Christian Schittich Ed

Edition Detail - Institut fur international Architektur-Dokumentation GmbH & Co. KG M nchen Birkhausen - Pub iahers for Architecture Basel Boston Berlin E tor> 3i Services Heming outovrek. MexarOor Felix. Oinstna Kirrmerl . JOt9 Li* . Tremas Madtoner. Chrtitna Reinhyd Transiten Germ* ng(ish Peti* Green (pp. 72-153). Ei a& en Scfwra-gw (pp. 8-71.160-175) OaAT.gs Kamm Draogor, Be rj Brecht Dane* QOrtner. Ncrbvt Graft *. Chr ane KasOerger. 0 Ki n. And-ea Safco. Andrea Sorrmer. Claudia...

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Solar Technology From Innovative Building Skin to oergyEfficient Renovation

The first solar collectors were installed on rooftops in the md- 1970s, followed nearly a decade later by the first integrated photovoltaic system. Now that the initial problems. such as system glitches and economic hurdles, have been overcome, active solar technology has gamed 3 solid position in the construction market. Indeed, it is a routine component of many building concepts, and not only ol those with innovative energy strategies. In the field of solar architecture, the so-called...

From Passive Utilization to Smart Solar Architecture

SustainaWity has become a dominant theme in the debate cn 3-cf*ecti*-e and building in recent years, although the meaning of the term has been stretched to the extreme. Some i erpretations embrace Berlin's stone architecture as read-rfy as experimental solar buildings. An EU commission is currently at work to clarify th s confusion.' However, there is no disputing that the consideration of solar radiation and the passive use of solar energy in buildings is a central charac- e stic of...

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