Solar power : the evolution of sustainable architecture / Sophia and Stefan Behling in collaboration with Bruno Schindler; foreword by Norman Foster.

by Behling, SophiaLooking glass; Behling, StefanLooking glass; Schindler, BrunoLooking glass.

Publisher: Munich ; Prestel, [2000]Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles,maps,plans ; 31cm.ISBN: 379132411X.Uniform titles: Sol power.Subject(s): Architecture and solar radiationLooking glass | Sustainable architectureLooking glass | Vernacular architectureLooking glassNote: Originally published as: Sol power: the evolution of solar architecture. - Munich : Prestel, 1996.Note: Bibliography: pages 238-239. Credits: At foot of title page: A publication for the READ Group (Renewable Energies in Architecture and Design).
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A complete survey of the sun's impact on the earth and of architecture driven by solar power.

Originally published as: Sol power: the evolution of solar architecture. - Munich : Prestel, 1996.

Bibliography: pages 238-239.

At foot of title page: A publication for the READ Group (Renewable Energies in Architecture and Design).

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. 6)
  • Preface (p. 7)
  • Foreword (p. 8)
  • The Need for Change (p. 10)
  • Crisis, What Crisis? (p. 12)
  • Population (p. 14)
  • Consumption (p. 16)
  • Technology (p. 18)
  • Architecture and Architects (p. 20)
  • Learning from Natural Systems (p. 22)
  • Solar Energy and the Environment (p. 24)
  • The Sun and the Earth (p. 26)
  • Solar Energy (p. 28)
  • Plants and Cells (p. 30)
  • Cycles of Solar Energy (p. 32)
  • Animals (p. 34)
  • Humans and Their Environment (p. 36)
  • Methods of Compensation (p. 38)
  • Responsive Solar Buildings (p. 40)
  • The Earth's Comfort Zones (p. 42)
  • Architecture versus Vernacular (p. 44)
  • Ice Caps (p. 46)
  • Tundra/Taiga (p. 48)
  • Mountains (p. 50)
  • Continental Climate (p. 52)
  • Marine West-coastal Climate (p. 54)
  • Mediteranean Climate (p. 56)
  • Subtropical Climate (p. 58)
  • Rain-forests (p. 60)
  • Savannas (p. 62)
  • Steppes (p. 64)
  • Deserts (p. 66)
  • The First Solar Structures (p. 68)
  • The Neolithic Revolution (p. 70)
  • Solar Design for Plants (p. 72)
  • Building for Agriculture (p. 74)
  • Solar Cities (p. 76)
  • Early Urban Planning (p. 78)
  • Ancient Egypt (p. 80)
  • Babylon in Mesopotamia (p. 81)
  • Mohenjo Daro in the Indus Valley (p. 82)
  • Chinese Cities (p. 83)
  • South American Civilisations (p. 84)
  • North American Civilisations (p. 85)
  • Greek Cities (p. 86)
  • Architecture for the Agricultural Age (p. 88)
  • Spectacular Architecture (p. 90)
  • The Shaded Porch (p. 92)
  • Stimulations and Comfort (p. 94)
  • Heavenly Light (p. 98)
  • Sophisticated Shade (p. 100)
  • Coloured Light in the Occident (p. 102)
  • Shaded Pavilions of the Orient (p. 106)
  • In Praise of Shade (p. 108)
  • Luxurious Comfort for the Ottomans (p. 112)
  • Perfumed Gardens for Princes (p. 114)
  • Building Technologies of the Moguls (p. 116)
  • The Wall Becomes Habitable Shade (p. 120)
  • Virtual Lighting (p. 122)
  • Changing Concepts of Solar Power (p. 124)
  • Architecture for an Industrial Age (p. 126)
  • The Industrial Revolution (p. 128)
  • Enlightenment and Revolution (p. 130)
  • Abstract Light of the Enlightenment (p. 132)
  • Rational Use of Sunlight and Structure (p. 134)
  • British Supremacy (p. 136)
  • From Greenhouse to Crystal Palace (p. 138)
  • The Beginning of the Energy Race (p. 144)
  • Glass Buildings for Work and Play (p. 146)
  • A House in the Sun (p. 150)
  • World War One (p. 152)
  • Depression and Hope (p. 154)
  • A New Agenda (p. 156)
  • Visions for Global Living (p. 160)
  • Back to Nature (p. 164)
  • Solar Geometries for Healthy Living (p. 166)
  • World War Two (p. 168)
  • The American Age (p. 170)
  • New Cities in the Making (p. 172)
  • The Jewels of a New Life-Style (p. 174)
  • The 'Brise-Soleil' (p. 176)
  • Solar Buildings for the Poor (p. 184)
  • Pioneers of Efficiency (p. 186)
  • Sealed Glass Boxes and Indoor Cities (p. 188)
  • Changing Architecture for a Sustainable World (p. 190)
  • A New Agenda (p. 194)
  • Harvesting Wind Energy (p. 196)
  • Buildings Using Wind (p. 198)
  • Learning from the Masters of Wind (p. 200)
  • The Ventilated Cavity (p. 202)
  • Natural Ventilation for Extremes (p. 204)
  • Collecting Solar Heat (p. 208)
  • Insulation and Conservation (p. 210)
  • Guiding Daylight (p. 212)
  • Transparent Daylight Control (p. 214)
  • Dramatic Daylight (p. 216)
  • Converting Daylight into Electricity (p. 218)
  • Learning from Solar Cars and Planes (p. 222)
  • Efficient Structures and Materials (p. 224)
  • Environmentally Responsive Structures (p. 226)
  • New Tools for Environmental Design (p. 228)
  • What Can We Expect from Buildings? (p. 230)
  • The Quality of Space (p. 232)
  • Environmental Ethics (p. 234)
  • The European Charter for Solar Energy in Architecture and Urban Planning (p. 236)
  • Selected Bibliography (p. 238)
  • Photo Credits (p. 239)

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