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Interpretation of Transparency in the Design of Green Office Buildings
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Service and Energy Systems.
Northwestern Polytechnical University.
Xi'an University of Science and Technology.
2013 (English)In: Civil, materials and environmental sciences, Trans Tech Publications Inc., 2013, Vol. 742, 131-135 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Green buildings have caught increasing attention in the global context. For green office building (GOB), the design should satisfy both the natural and working environmental considerations. Noticing that while a wide range of eco-technologies have been applied in existing GOBs, comparatively less than enough attentions have been put on the art performance of such buildings, this paper introduces and discusses how transparency, as an important visual language in modern architecture, can be used as a tool to bridge and emphasize the inseparable connection between art and technology in the architectural design area. The purpose of this paper is not only to explore and discuss new concepts regarding design of GOBs, but also to provide references for sustainable design in a larger perspective.

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Trans Tech Publications Inc., 2013. Vol. 742, 131-135 p.
, Advanced Materials Research, ISSN 1022-6680 ; 742
Keyword [en]
Green office building, Design, Transparency, Sustainable
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Other Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-127696DOI: 10.4028/ 2-s2.0-84884842926ISBN: 978-303785729-8OAI: diva2:645266
2013 International Conference on Civil, Materials and Environmental Sciences, CMES 2013; Vancouver; Canada; 17 April 2013 through 18 April 2013

QC 20140303

Available from: 2013-09-03 Created: 2013-09-03 Last updated: 2014-08-25Bibliographically approved

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