Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy
This book reconsiders persistent assumptions about energy, construction, and program to articulate a more ecologically and architecturally ambitious agenda for energy. When these three, related types of convergence help guide building design, the resulting buildings begin to perform in complex and powerful, if not sometimes subtle, ways. Throughout the book, the aim is to amplify not only the ecological function of architecture but, in doing so, to amplify core architectural ambitions. By drawing on a range of architectural, thermodynamic, and ecological sources as well as well-designed case studies, the author demonstrates what architects stand to gain through more convergent theories and practices of energy in architecture.Convergence offers architects a way to expand their consideration of the total energy flows of a building and its respective environments.