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Beyond Codified Comfort: Building Design and Performance


Clark, G, Beyond Codified Comfort: Building Design and Performance, Environment Design Guide, (74 GC) Article EDG 74GC. ISSN 1442-5017 (2012) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Increasingly, the designed solution to building performance is being replaced by the engineered solution. The reasons for this are a) the architectural professionís valuing of the aesthetic over the functional, and b) legislation that mandates occupant comfort as defined by a narrow set of numbers. If architecture is to remain viable as a profession we, as architects, must abandon the notion of architecture as a fashion industry. We must also insist upon our right to design buildings that respond to the needs of their occupants, and re-establish the notions of occupant choice and relative comfort. This note takes a critical look at the current notion of architecture as taste making, then proposes a way forward by re-establishing the notion of architecture as shelter building.

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Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:Building, comfort, design, performance
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural design
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Clark, G (Mr Geoff Clark)
ID Code:79691
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2012-10-01
Last Modified:2012-10-01
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