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Table Of Contents

1 Materials in architecture and design
1.1 Materials and architecture
1.2 The contemporary design context
1.3 The phenomenological boundary
1.4 Characteristics of smart materials and systems
1.5 Moving forward
1.6 Organization of the text
2 Fundamental characterizations of materials
2.1 Traditional material classification systems
2.2 Alternative classification systems
2.4 The internal structure of materials
2.5 Properties of materials
2.6 General classes of materials
3.2 Laws of thermodynamics
3.3 The thermodynamic boundary
3.4 Reconceptualizing the human environment
3.5 The thermal environment
3.6 The luminous environment
3.7 The acoustic environment
4.1 Fundamental characteristics
4 Types and characteristics of smart materials
4.2 Type 1 smart materials – property-changing
4.3 Type 2 smart materials – energy-exchanging
5 Elements and control systems
5.2 Control systems
5.3 MEMS (micro-electro- mechanical systems)
5.4 Sensor networks
5.5 Input/Output models
6.1 A phenomenological perspective
6 Smart products
6.2 Product technologies and forms
6.3 Smart material product forms
7.1 Fac¸ade systems
7.2 Lighting systems
7.3 Energy systems
7.4 Structural systems
8 Intelligent environments
8.1 The home of the future
8.3 Characterizations of intelligent environments
9 Revisiting the design context
Glossary
Bibliography
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Architectural Press - Smart Materials and New Technologies for the Architecture and Design Professions

Architectural Press - Smart Materials and New Technologies for the Architecture and Design Professions

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