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Sustainable architecture in northern subarctic and artic climate
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
2018 (English)In: Cold Climate HVAC 2018: Sustainable Buildings in Cold Climates, Springer, 2018, p. 545-555Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Since the antique the Vitruvian virtues three basic qualities, solid, useful and beautiful is central themes when judging architecture. Although the themes have remained, the conceptual idea of these qualities has shifted. In today’s modern society, sustainability requirements are an integrated perspective, often expressed as a balanced consideration of ecology, economy and social aspects. There are numerous approaches to measure and evaluate sustainability. Often the perspective of the evaluator’s model is predominant. An alternative approach is to ask architects or designers to describe the sustainable idea. This is an approach used to identify alternative perspectives. In this work, we introduce a multiple case study. The scope, to investigate sustainable architecture based on the architects or designers own drawings. The aim is not to define sustainability in architecture but rather to illustrate articulated examples of integration of sustainability issues in architecture. The study is limited to a selection of 22 buildings, proposed as exceptionally sustainable in public media. The northern subarctic and artic regions here are the geographical boundary. The cold climate description used as the background for illustrating a variety of sustainable concepts. We propose that descriptive information, interpreted from the architect or designer perspective, has important contributive factors in the understanding of sustainable housing. We argue that the architect or designers design critique influences the result of conceptual meaning. The attention given to sustainability is the founding architectural factor in these studied buildings, expressed in various forms.

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Springer, 2018. p. 545-555
Keywords [en]
Sustainable, Architecture, Cold climate
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Civil Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152726DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-00662-4_45ISBN: 978-3-030-00661-7 (print)ISBN: 978-3-030-00662-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-152726DiVA, id: diva2:1257461
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9th International Cold Climate Conference Sustainable new and renovated buildings in cold climates, Kiruna, Sweden, March 12-15, 2018
Available from: 2018-10-21 Created: 2018-10-21 Last updated: 2019-06-19Bibliographically approved

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