ECOLOGICALLY SOUND BUILDING / CONTEMPORARY with HISTORIC LINEAGE
Buildings, structures are what it is all about. There are foreground buildings, and background buildings. Many “environmentally” sensitive buildings go unnoticed due to their “low profile”; and yet deserve to be recognized and set foreword as an example of good architecture. Your Mission is to find such a building and bring it foreword. This will be in the form of a Power Point Presentation. You are to select a building that has relied on natural features, elements to achieve the “comfort” zone. You will reference a minimum of three historic sources. Minimum is equal to a “C”.
For example, the entrance to an Eskimo’s igloo may be considered as a forerunner of today’s vestibule entrance. Your report would illustrate just how the igloo entrance functioned, and how it had been adapted to the particular building you chose to present.
The objective is to understand those structures, which incorporate “old” technology to achieve environmental sustainability. Think about “natural systems.
POWER POINT: 20 MB MAXIMUM SIZE!
APPROXIMATELY 5 – 10 MINUTES DURATION:
1.) Photo and or sketch of site and structure. (NORTH)
2.) Energy flow (Light, heat & air circulation)
2.) Explanation of any conflicting issues the building addresses without major compromise.
3.) Illustrate the impact on the environment on FORM.
4.) Graphics are important / consider presentation to illustrate how things work.
5.) Credit your sources.
6.) This must be a structure you have experienced first-hand. This may NOT be your ROAD TRIP subject.
7.) DEMONSTRATE HOW IT COULD BE or COULD HAVE BEEN incorporated INTO YOUR THESIS or FINAL PROJECT or PROFESSIONAL WORK.
I am not interested in a rehash of a magazine article. I am not interested in looking at photographs from someone other than you the author. I am not interested in viewing anything other than your work, your photographs, your drawings / sketches and the like which explain just how the building works.