Responsible architecture : design of a mid-rise building that uses passive energy techniques

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dc.contributor.advisor Koester, Robert J. Impellitteri, Sal V. en_US 2011-06-03T19:53:31Z 2011-06-03T19:53:31Z 2004 en_US 2004
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 2004 .I47 en_US
dc.description.abstract The thesis project to be undertaken in the spring of 2004 is to design a mid-rise building, which utilizes technology to passively condition a building. The project also looks at the climatic conditions of a city and designs according to its CAUCUles and changes. Architects call to this kind of design "bio-climatic." In this case, the city of Milwaukee is studied as an example of how a building such as this can flourish where bio-climatic study has not been examined. The climate in Milwaukee is colder more often than warm, and the designer has to find ways designing according to those conditions. A bio-climatic mid-rise will bring added value to the city in many ways, not only in monetary value, but it will be responsive to its surroundings and the environment.The general site is located north of the downtown area in a former freeway corridor, called the Park East Freeway. Its purpose was to bring vehicular traffic from the main freeway to the east end of downtown. The Park East's original intention was to link to a freeway that ran along the lakeshore. Fortunately, that section was not built, so the Park East remained a dead-end highway. In 2000, amidst much opposition from outlying communities, then Milwaukee mayor John O. Norquist decided that the Park East Freeway must come down. This is one situation where the people of Milwaukee have realized the damage that has been done with freeway construction, and they wish to restore this area.It is important for the city to re-stitch those two districts of the city that were torn apart by the freeway's presence. The fall semester was spent studying the urban design issues of the whole freeway corridor, one city-block wide, by 14 blocks long, in order to develop a master plan for the site. From then, the spring semester was spent taking one specific site from the corridor, to design the buildingOne area of the world has achieved sustainable design based on climatic issues, led by architect Ken Yeang Yeang's model for a sustainable high-rise building in Southeast Asia will guide the design process, but the challenge is to effectively apply the principles he uses and apply them in a North Central United States climate. Several objectives will be set in order to understand the scope of this project. They include designing a project that tests the model for high-rise sustainability as proposed by Ken Yeang, utilizing passive energy techniques to reduce energy loads placed on a building, implementing an in-depth study of Milwaukee's climate, and introducing a high-density community, while knitting the torn fabric of downtown.The research and execution of the design will be done under the guidance of Andrew Seager, thesis professor, along with help from Robert Koester and Jeff Culp, thesis advisors, all of Ball State University. An adjunct professor from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin, James Wasley, will also provide his assistance to the project.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 55 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Responsible architecture : design of a mid-rise building that uses passive energy techniques en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B. Arch.)
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