It is clear that solar energy use can be an important part of the building
design and the building's energy balance to a much higher extent than it is
today. This Task should help achieving high quality architecture for buildings
integrating solar energy systems, as well as improving the qualifications of the
architects, their communications and interactions with engineers, manufactures
and clients. The vision - and the opportunity - is to make architectural design
a driving force for the use of solar energy.
The title of this Task indicates that focus is on both high architectural
quality and high energy performance. Thus, it would be counterproductive to show
the use of solar applications in buildings where the energy performance is poor
or even worse than without solar applications.
This title also indicates a new way of approaching the use of active solar
energy in buildings that sees architects composing their architecture with solar
components conceived as building elements.
The illustrations above are
from left to right: L�rkel�ngen school by Box25arkitekter, Denmark; Sunny Woods
by Beat K�mpfen Architects, Switzerland; and CeRN Bursin by atelier niv-o,
May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2012
Energy and Building Design
Dept of Architecture and Built Environment
P.O. Box 118
SE-221 00 Lund