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BSC of Architectural Studies Semester 5 Special Studies Name: Mohammed M S Abushaban ID: 110049464
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Assignment I -Preface -Book Review -Application on Design Assignment II -Journals Summary -Original Journals
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T he intent of this book is to document the basis and efficacy of heating, cooling, and building with thermally active surfaces. In this transformation of energy and building practices, the thermal conditioning of a building is decoupled from the ventilation system by using the mass of the building itself as the thermal system. This method of heat transfer is physiologically and thermodynamically optimal. I have chosen this book to achieve the thermal comfort for the people who are inside my community centre and at the same time preserve the energy consumption on it.
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The First chapter explains how technology is a fundamental thing to have a sustainable building and develop techniques and theories from 1000BC until nowadays. There are assumptions some architects used them which are: 1. Technology is socially constructed which means that the development of technology is a need or desire. 2.All technologies contain some from of risk ( the more advanced the more percentage of risk gets higher). 3.Technology is not new or innovative (technology is part of nature). 4. We must question the ‘’Machine Mentality’’ (would this technology will resolve any problems). Air Conditioning buildings to achieve the human comfort and psychologically developed in the early of tenth century, each type of building has different energy consumption and comfort zones. The first try to have hot air was by having fire and would do the human comfort by heat transfer from the dominant which the body has high temperature to lower temperature. Origins of cold air was by putting ice rack to forced ventilation systems to lower the air’s temperature. The science of cooling air through refrigeration processes was developed in the nineteenth century by developments in thermodynamics and the science behind the steam engine. Air-conditioning might effect on our social life, whether having the suitable level of comfort or not. The history of thermally active surfaces in architecture is a minor history of failed materials systems and often misconstrued building science. The fist use of thermal active surface was back in north east Asia in 1000 BCE in Korea it was called Korean ondol which mean the warm stone, they used to have the kitchen or the fire place beneath the sleeping and living room, the fire would heat the upper space, a specific materials were used for making the floor slap like clay and a chimney to exhaust the smoke and let it outside the house. The second method was invented in Rome the hypocaust, the hypocaust works in spaces that has to floor layers and are connected with brick columns that are connected with a water tank, a fire is under the water tank, the downer floor is slanted so the water can transfer to the columns and heat the upper floor surface. The last example is Malbork Castle in Poland, it has a double chamber
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