An analysis of the technological development of the transparent building envelope using the TRIZ trends of evolution

Salmaan Craig, Elies Dekoninck, David Harrison, Andrew Cripps

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Abstract

A roughly chronological sample of 15 technological ‘events’ in the developmental history of the transparent envelope of the ‘Building’ is analysed using a basic set of the TRIZ trends of technical evolution. We argue that the analysis suggests a general development in the Building towards a technical system capable of controlling its own internal environment autonomously, and primarily, in response to the external climatic conditions in which it finds itself. The ‘where’ of the general development of technology is an issue to those concerned with society’s relationship with the planet, while the ‘how’, of which the TRIZ trends offer a vocabulary, should in addition be of specific interest to those in the business of step-change eco-innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2006
PublisherKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
Pages195-200
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)905682712X, 9789056827120
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event13th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2006 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 3 May 20062 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 13th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2006

Conference

Conference13th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2006
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period3/05/062/06/06

Keywords

  • Building technology
  • Eco-innovation
  • Responsive architecture
  • Technical evolution
  • TRIZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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