LAPSE:2019.0054
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LAPSE:2019.0054
Solar Energy as a Form Giver for Future Cities
Alessandra Curreli, Glòria Serra-Coch, Antonio Isalgue, Isabel Crespo, Helena Coch
January 7, 2019
Energy is considered as a main influence on urban configurations. However, there is a difficulty on translating the city models based on theoretical renewable energy concepts into practical applications. This study considers the possibility of understanding this future model as a transformation of the existing urban centres. With this objective, a methodology to intervene in existing cities based on the study of solar access is developed. Therefore, an analysis of solar potential in relation with urban morphology is carried on through a simulation software in l’Eixample, a neighbourhood of Barcelona. The distribution of the sun factor in the different areas of the building blocks envelope displays possible morphological modifications that would facilitate solar energy collection. Consequently, the analytical method presented could be applied to regulate urban interventions with the aim of obtaining more solar energy based cities.
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cities, Energy, renewable energies, reuse, solar access, urban morphology
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Curreli A, Serra-Coch G, Isalgue A, Crespo I, Coch H. Solar Energy as a Form Giver for Future Cities. (2019). LAPSE:2019.0054
Author Affiliations
Curreli A: Architecture & Energy, School of Architecture of Barcelona, UPC. Av. Diagonal, 649, 7th Floor, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Serra-Coch G: Architecture & Energy, School of Architecture of Barcelona, UPC. Av. Diagonal, 649, 7th Floor, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Isalgue A: Architecture & Energy, School of Architecture of Barcelona, UPC. Av. Diagonal, 649, 7th Floor, 08028 Barcelona, Spain [ORCID]
Crespo I: Architecture & Energy, School of Architecture of Barcelona, UPC. Av. Diagonal, 649, 7th Floor, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Coch H: Architecture & Energy, School of Architecture of Barcelona, UPC. Av. Diagonal, 649, 7th Floor, 08028 Barcelona, Spain [ORCID]
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Energies
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9
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7
Article Number
E544
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2016
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2016-07-14
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1996-1073
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