The Importance of the spheroidal form in architectural morphology : focus on the Greater London Authority Building (City Hall)

Osaji, EE, Hudson, J and Chynoweth, P 2006, The Importance of the spheroidal form in architectural morphology : focus on the Greater London Authority Building (City Hall) , in: 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 6th-7th April 2006, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands,.

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Abstract

This research paper sets out to explore the following research question: “what importance does the elliptical shape and spheroidal form offer when utilised in the design and construction of the tall office building in order to achieve energy efficiency?” This involves the exploratory case study of a spheroidal building, the Greater London Authority (GLA) building. The Greater London Authority building has been acclaimed as being energy efficient, with claims of 75 % reduction in its annual energy consumption compared to a high specification office building. This claim is explored to better understand the nature of the spheroidal form in construction. The Greater London Authority building appears to have achieved a high level of energy efficiency but a number of problems have been reported. However, it is not clear how many of these problems are associated with its morphology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment
Publisher: University of Salford/International Council For Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
ISBN: 9780902896963
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Depositing User: EE Osaji
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 10:37
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2020 10:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/58220

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