very sad news!
I learned architecture here, just looking at the images sometimes getting a bit obsessed with them
I could not understand the texts even I read them so many times! when I was 19
What I enjoyed the most was that sensation of support I found in this blog when I was studying architecture in Cuba, where people could not understand that architecture is something very profound
I say that I don’t belong to any school but if I have to name one it is:
Thank you Prof Woods
this is the best school of architecture one student can have in this moment!! we can discuss a lot about this idea…
a/c is another form of enclosure for society and architecture/better architects/ supports it-architecture should loose all it’s relation with enclosure- reducing it to the most needed elements to maintain the act of living
in forms of enclosure
I don’t agree with the use of a/c in a high rise building for spaces like the parking to cargo/uncargo supplies.
Architecture should find the openness to provide one adequate atmosphere inside itself not with additions to the main structure. Architecture has to be open.
In order to do so, the air conditioner must increase its power consumption by the inverse of its “efficiency” (coefficient of performance) times the amount of power dissipated into the system. As an example, assume that inside the closed system a 100 W heating element is activated, and the air conditioner has an coefficient of performance of 200%. The air conditioner’s power consumption will increase by 50 W to compensate for this, thus making the 100 W heating element cost a total of 150 W of power.
in ancient Egypt where reeds hung in windows had water trickling down. The evaporation of water cooled the air blowing through the window, though this process also made the air more humid. In Ancient Rome, water from aqueducts was circulated through the walls of certain houses to cool them down. Other techniques in medieval Persia involved the use of cisterns and wind towers to cool buildings during the hot season. Modern air conditioning emerged from advances in chemistry during the 19th century, and the first large-scale electrical air conditioning was invented and used in 1911 by Willis Haviland Carrier.