Complex modelling of open system design for sustainable architecture

Gu, Yan & Frazer, John H. (2009) Complex modelling of open system design for sustainable architecture. In Complex Sciences : Proceedings of the First International Conference, Complex 2009, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Shanghai, pp. 1898-1906.

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This paper argues a model of complex system design for sustainable architecture within a framework of entropy evolution. The spectrum of sustainable architecture consists of the efficient use of energy and material resource in life-cycle of buildings, the active involvement of the occupants in micro-climate control within buildings, and the natural environmental context. The interactions of the parameters compose a complex system of sustainable architectural design, of which the conventional linear and fragmented design technologies are insufficient to indicate holistic and ongoing environmental performance. The complexity theory of dissipative structure states a microscopic formulation of open system evolution, which provides a system design framework for the evolution of building environmental performance towards an optimization of sustainability in architecture.

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ID Code: 32009
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Complex Modelling, Entropy Evolution, Sustainable Design
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02469-6_66
ISBN: 9783642024696
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink.
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2010 02:01
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:11

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