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A House in the SunModern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War$
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Daniel Barber

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199394012

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.001.0001

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 Architecture and the Sun

 Architecture and the Sun

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A House in the Sun

Daniel A. Barber

Oxford University Press

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 was particularly the case in demonstrating the potential of modern architecture to negotiate economic, political, and cultural issues relative to energy systems. The Association attempted to provide both an economic base and a technological knowledge bank that would foster new ideas and encourage developments in existing technology to mature, with hopes that they could then attain influence in the marketplace. An international competition for a solar house was held, re-engaging directly with new ideas in modern architecture. Entries, almost all distinctly modern, flowed in, and prominent architects such as Pietro Belluschi served as jurors. The winning house was built, but didn’t work very well, and its disappointing realization led to the near-dissolution of the Association. Publications and advocacy persisted.

Keywords:   Association for Applied Solar Energy, Modern Architecture, Solar Energy, Architectural Competitions, Pietro Belluschi, Demonstration Houses, Energy Systems

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