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The Modern Solar House

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Though largely absent from the historical literature, passive solar heating was an important component of modern residential design. It was especially important as the European modernism of the 1920s ... More


 What is a House?

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Amid the uncertainty of the wartime period, the experimental premise of the modern house intensified. Modern architecture came to be the subject of architectural publications speculating on the ... More


 Experimental Dwellings

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

By the late 1940s, the basic affinity of solar-based energy efficiency with the development of modern houses was clear. As with modern architecture in general, experiments in solar house heating ... More


 Architecture and the Sun

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

The Association for Applied Solar Energy seemed to be an ideal place for the incubation of solar technology, especially after the excitement that had been generated by its 1955 World Symposium. This ... More


Streamlining Production

Kenny Cupers

in The Social Project: Housing Postwar France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689644
eISBN:
9781452949086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689644.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 1 describes why housing policies privileging industrialized production methods, large sites, and modern architectural forms came to prevail and how such policies entered into the purview of ... More


American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975

Catherine R. Osborne

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226561028
eISBN:
9780226561165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561165.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book asks why 20th century American Catholics stopped building churches that looked back to the middles ages, and began building churches that for the present and the future. It argues that ... More


 All-Solar Houses

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

At MIT, the interest in solar house heating had become so widespread that distinct positions started to develop; the MIT Fund’s stance was that solar house heating was experimentally interesting but ... More


Programming the Villes Nouvelles

Kenny Cupers

in The Social Project: Housing Postwar France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689644
eISBN:
9781452949086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689644.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 5 examines the sociologically-informed method of programmation in the planning and design of the villes nouvelles or French New Towns, an ambitious program officially launched in 1965.


Conclusion: Architecture and Environmentalism

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

By the beginning of the 1960s, experimentation in the modern solar house was largely over. Many of the houses built in the 1950s were sold, often without their solar heating systems intact. Modern ... More


The Ultimate Projects

Kenny Cupers

in The Social Project: Housing Postwar France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689644
eISBN:
9781452949086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689644.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 7 focuses on the development of alternative housing models such as flexible dwelling (habitat évolutif) and intermediary housing (habitat intermédiaire), which were meant combine qualities of ... More


Megastructures in Denial

Kenny Cupers

in The Social Project: Housing Postwar France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689644
eISBN:
9781452949086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689644.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 6 focuses on the making of new urban centers for the villes nouvelles, which integrated a vast number of commercial and residential functions in an attempt to recreate urban density and ... More


Where is the Social Project?

Kenny Cupers

in The Social Project: Housing Postwar France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689644
eISBN:
9781452949086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689644.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The conclusion explores how this history shapes our understanding of architecture’s social ambitions today.


 Design and Research

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In the context of the ongoing World Solar Energy Project, two new patterns began to emerge in the late 1950s. One was a new relationship between research and practice in architecture; the other the ... More


 Discovering Renewable Resources

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

After World War II, architecture was only one of many technological realms to be redefined in the search to harness energy from the sun. Much as the specific design characteristics of solar energy ... More


The Social Project: Housing Postwar France

Kenny Cupers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689644
eISBN:
9781452949086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689644.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The Social Project: Housing Postwar France demonstrates how several bodies of knowledge – architectural, sociological, technological, and bureaucratic – shaped postwar modernism and the making of ... More


A Bureaucratic Epistemology

Kenny Cupers

in The Social Project: Housing Postwar France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689644
eISBN:
9781452949086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689644.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 2 examines the emergence of a bureaucratic epistemology as domestic and community life became a central focus in attempts of architects, planners, policy makers, and especially social ... More


Animation to the Rescue

Kenny Cupers

in The Social Project: Housing Postwar France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689644
eISBN:
9781452949086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689644.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 3 demonstrates how the social and political ambition to “animate” newly built housing areas shaped planning and design.


 The World Solar Energy Project

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

By the mid-1950s, oil was clearly essential to US economic growth. Improvements to solar technology led to its inclusion in technical assistance regimes looking to encourage economic development in ... More


The Expertise of Participation

Kenny Cupers

in The Social Project: Housing Postwar France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689644
eISBN:
9781452949086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689644.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Focusing on Sarcelles and Grenoble-Villeneuve, Chapter 4 explores how the emergence of participation in French planning and architecture coincided with a surge in sociological and architectural ... More


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