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Crossing boundaries to explore sustainable architecture by open system design

Gu, Yan & Frazer, John H. (2008) Crossing boundaries to explore sustainable architecture by open system design. In International Journal of Arts and Sciences, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Gottenheim, Germany.

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Abstract

This paper argues a model of open system design for sustainable architecture, based on a thermodynamics framework of entropy as an evolutionary paradigm. The framework can be simplified to stating that an open system evolves in a non-linear pattern from a far-from-equilibrium state towards a non-equilibrium state of entropy balance, which is a highly ordered organization of the system when order comes out of chaos. This paper is work in progress on a PhD research project which aims to propose building information modelling for optimization and adaptation of buildings environmental performance as an alternative sustainable design program in architecture. It will be used for efficient distribution and consumption of energy and material resource in life-cycle buildings, with the active involvement of the end-users and the physical constraints of the natural environment.

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ID Code: 40245
Item Type: Conference Paper
ISSN: 1943-6114
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2011 08:16
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 00:25

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