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his study is a phenomenological approach into a positivistic governed field. It investigates how energy optimizing interventions in existing single-family housing can be informed by the tectonics of insulation practice in the vernacular architecture with a focus on recyclability. It takes point of departure in a floated study of the Danish vernacular architecture and a theoretical discussion on how a tectonic investigation and understanding of existing buildings can provide a new perspective on conventional insulation practice (and legislation) in existing buildings. Material and energy overuse of the 19th and 20th centuries has created a need for an energy sufficient and sustainable building culture. This has put existing buildings under pressure from both users and regulations. Unfortunately common interventions such as energy renovations often strip the building of its original materials and/or constructions. The result is wasteful procedures and loss of distinctive architecture and historical information. Due to the accessible components and certification systems for energy renovations, which mostly are developed in the perspective of new buildings, the intervention in the existing building often neglects its qualities, embedded energy and latent knowledge.
|Number of pages||222|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- 1 Lecture and oral contribution
17 Sep 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation › Lecture and oral contribution