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Abstract

One of the aims of the Commission of the European Communities Solar R & D Programme is to re-teach the principles of climate sensitive design to the building design profession. The CEC's First and Second European Passive Solar Architecture Competitions have provided the educational vehicle through which this aim can be achieved. This book is a record of those entries to the Second Competition which were awarded prizes or which were regarded as being of special interest. Passive solar principles have been applied to both new high density, low rise housing schemes and to the rehabilitation of existing housing stock - categories chosen to reflect the most pressing problems of European housing today. The combination of statements of design intentions, design drawings and judges comments make this volume an excellent source of ideas for the development of passive solar architecture. The technical effectiveness of each submission is indicated by performance data presented alongside each entry. The excellence of the winning designs and the high standard of work submitted should do much to raise enthusiasm for the passive solar approach to architecture in Europe.

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Authors: RALPH LEBENS ASSOCIATES 4 TOTTENHAM MEWS, LONDON W1P 9PJ (ENGLAND), 4 TOTTENHAM MEWS, LONDON W1P 9PJ (ENGLAND)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: P. 156, UKL 4.95, 1983. ISBN 0-85139-957-6, PUBL. BY: ARCHITECTURAL PRESS LTD, LONDON SW1H 9BY, (EUR 8564 E).
Record Number: 1989122011500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en