Phototropic architecture : intelligent responses to sunlight stimuli

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dc.contributor.advisor Wyman, John E. Vermillion, Joshua D. en_US 2011-06-03T19:32:56Z 2011-06-03T19:32:56Z 2002 en_US 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 2002 .V47 en_US
dc.description.abstract in 1968, Jan Rowen wrote, "surely our present task is to unfreeze architecture to make it a fluid, vibrating, changeable backdrop for the varied and constantly changing modes of life. an expanding, contracting, pulsating, changing architecture would reflect life as it is today and therefore be a part of it." nature is in a constant state of change. as architects become more aware of environmental sensitivity, so must built form be more responsive to these environmental variables.all natural systems are flexible enough to respond to these changes in order to survive. plants, for instance, react to the changes in daylight by opening and closing petals, twisting stalks, sprawling leaves, etc. these responses to light stimuli are known as phototropes. natural forms such as plants and their kinetic behaviors can demonstrate important principles to designers for the production of a phototropic goal was to create an architectural solution that behaviors with respect to daylight.the design project was a new school of architecture at Ogelthorpe University in Atlanta,Georgia. through everyday experiences, students will see the benefits of a phototropic building at work.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 45 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Phototropic architecture : intelligent responses to sunlight stimuli en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis.
dc.description.notes "A new school of architecture for Ogelthorpe University, Atlanta, Ga." Thesis (B. Arch.)
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