Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives

Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives

Benjamin D

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  • 9783037785256
  • Paperback
  • English
  • 256
  • Lars Muller Publishers
  • Jul 2017
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Architecture is increasingly understood as a field of practice that is inextricably embedded in ecologies and energy systems, and yet embodied energy-the various forms of energy required to ex- tract raw matter, to produce and transport building materials, and to assemble a given building- remains largely under-explored in its ramifications for both design and environment. As operational energy has declined as a proportion of buildings' total energy consumption, embodied energy has become an essential site for further speculation and innovation. Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture between Metrics and Narratives asks questions about the varying scales, methods of analysis, and opportunities through which we might reconsider the making of architecture in the context of global flows of energy and resources.