The spheroidal form in architectural morphology : an exploration

Osaji, EE, Hudson, J and Chynoweth, P 2005, The spheroidal form in architectural morphology : an exploration , in: 5th International Postgraduate Research Conference in The Built and Human Environment, 14th-15th April 2005, University of Salford.

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Abstract

This research paper sets out to explore the following research question through exploratory case study of a real spheroidal building, the Greater London Authority (GLA) building: “what shape should a building be in order to achieve energy efficiency in the design and construction of the tall office 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 research paper sets out to explore this claim and to better understand the spheroidal form. Although the building appears to have achieved a high level of energy efficiency a number of problems have been reported. However, it is not clear how many of these are associated with the morphology of the building.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 5th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment
Publisher: International Council For Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
ISBN: 0902896725
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Depositing User: EE Osaji
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 10:46
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2020 11:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/58221

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