Integrating Innovation in Architecture: Design, Methods and Technology for Progressive Practice and Research (AD Smart)

Integrating Innovation in Architecture: Design, Methods and Technology for Progressive Practice and Research (AD Smart)

By: Ajla Aksamija (author)Hardback

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Today s design professionals are faced with challenges on all fronts. They need not only to keep in step with rapid technological changes and the current revolution in design and construction processes, but to lead the industry. This means actively seeking to innovate through design research, raising the bar in building performance and adopting advanced technologies in their practice. In a constant drive to improve design processes and services, how is it possible to implement innovations? And, moreover, to assimilate them in such a way that design, methods and technologies remain fully integrated? Focusing on innovations in architecture, this book covers new materials and design methods, advances in computational design practices, innovations in building technologies and construction techniques, and the integration of research with design. Moreover, it discusses strategies for integrating innovation into design practices, risks and economic impacts. Through numerous case studies, it illustrates how innovations have been implemented on actual architectural projects, and how design and technical innovations are used to improve building performance, as well as design practices in cutting-edge architectural and engineering firms. Projects of all scales and building types are discussed in the book, ranging from small-scale installations, academic and commercial buildings to large-scale mixed-use, healthcare, civic, academic, scientific research and sports facilities. Work from design firms around the globe and of various scales is discussed in the book, including for example Asymptote Architecture, cepezed, CO Architects, Consarc Architects, FAAB Architektura, Gerber Architekten, HOK, IDOM-ACXT, MAD Architects, Morphosis Architects, SDA | Synthesis Design + Architecture, Studiotrope, Perkins+Will, Richter Dahl Rocha & Associes, Snohetta, Rob Ley Studio, Trahan Architects, UNStudio and Zaha Hadid Architects, among many others.

About Author

Ajla Aksamija, PhD, LEED AP BD+C, CDT?is a faculty member at the Department of Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research expertise includes building science and sustainability, emerging technologies, high-performance buildings, digital design and modelling. Dr Aksamija leads the Building Technology Laboratory (Tech Lab) at Perkins+Will, one of the first practice-based research laboratories focusing on advanced building technologies. She is the author of?Sustainable Facades: Design Methods for High-Performance Building Envelopes?(Wiley, 2013), as well as numerous research publications.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 7 FOREWORD 9-11 by Phil Harrison INTRODUCTION INNOVATION IN ARCHITECTURE (WHAT, WHY AND HOW) 12-19 What is innovation? 13 Why innovate in architectural design? 16 How to innovate in architecture? 17 1 INNOVATIVE MATERIALS 20-59 Advances in concrete 23 Advances in glass 27 Advances in metals 37 Biomaterials 39 Composite materials 41 Electrochromics 45 Shape-memory alloys 45 Self-healing materials 47 Sensors and controls 48 Phase-change materials 49 Photovoltaics 51 Thermoelectrics 55 Conclusion: the impacts of advanced and smart materials on architectural design 57 2 INNOVATIONS IN COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN 60-127 Advances in computational design 63 Tools and methods 77 BIM in design 88 BIM in virtual construction 91 BIM in facility management 95 Environmental simulations and energy analysis 98 Structural analysis 101 CFD analysis 105 Digital fabrication and methods 111 Design to fabrication 121 Conclusion: the integration of advanced computational technologies with design and research 125 3 TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS 128-169 Advances in facade systems 131 Advances in HVAC systems 135 Advances in lighting 145 Building automation systems 151 Prefabrication and modular construction 156 Automation in construction 159 Robotics in construction 162 Smart and responsive buildings 163 Conclusion: the integration of advanced technologies in design and construction 167 4 INNOVATIONS IN THE DESIGN PROCESS AND ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE 170-183 Motives and goals for innovation 171 Organisation and roles 172 Integration of research and design practice 174 Research methods for innovation 176 Financial factors and investments for innovation 177 Value of innovation 179 Innovations in project delivery 179 Risk management in innovative design practice 181 Conclusion: strategies for integrating innovation 183 5 BUILDING INTEGRATED INNOVATIONS AND METHODS (CASE STUDIES) 184-245 Center for Design Research, University of Kansas 187 Umwelt Arena 191 King Fahad National Library 199 Hanjie Wanda Square 205 Collaborative Life Sciences Building and Skourtes Tower 211 Shanghai Natural History Museum 219 The Yas Hotel 229 Health Sciences Education Building, Phoenix Biomedical Campus 233 Conclusion: lessons learned from case studies 243 FUTURE OUTLOOKS: CONCLUDING REMARKS 246-249 SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 250-253 APPENDIX: CASE STUDIES INDEX 254-259 INDEX 260-264

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  • ISBN13: 9781119164821
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781119164821
  • weight: 1038
  • ISBN10: 1119164826

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