Architectural repercussions of environmental climate control in the generation of administrative building types; differences between model and technology chosen
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This work will try to determine which models have truly been influential when considering the construction of a building for administrative use. This paper upholds four types created in the United States in less than a century of architecture and how one of the driving forces behind establishing the formal traits generated by these types and their corresponding sub-types is technological development linked to thermal installations in the office buildings. The study is undertaken considering the climate control installations as volumetric elements to be implemented in the building and connecting them to it. Research allows us to establish the links between architectural type and thermal installations taking into account new trends, installation efficiency and possible integration of renewable energies into buildings with administrative use.
CitationCabello, C.; Coch, H.; Alonso, C. Architectural repercussions of environmental climate control in the generation of administrative building types; differences between model and technology chosen. A: World Renewable Energy Congress. "Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Forum". Denver, Colorado: 2012, p. 1-7.