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A Prototype Interactive Tactile Display with Auditory Feedback
(Dublin City University, 2014-09-01)
Tactile surfaces can display useful information in a variety of applications for blind, visually-impaired and even sighted users. One example is the use of paper-based tactile maps as navigational aids for interior and ...
Towards resilient low-middle income apartments in Amman, Jordan: A thermal performance investigation of heating load
Energy security constitutes a major challenge for Jordan’s sustainable development. Space heating in Jordan represents ~61% of total residential energy consumption and dominantly involves portable un-flued kerosene and LPG ...
Harmonious accordance of indoor-outdoor thermal comfort and building energy performance by ameliorating urban microclimate in different urban block types in tropical climate
(IC2UHI - International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island, 2014-10-13)
This paper explores the effect of outdoor microclimatic environment upon indoor conditions for different urban block types in hot-humid climate. The main focus here is on courtyard patterns, considering its potentials for ...
Audio Tactile Maps (ATM) System for the Exploration of Digital Heritage Buildings by Visually-impaired Individuals - First Prototype and Preliminary Evaluation
(European Acoustics Association, 2014-09-07)
Navigation within historic spaces requires analysis of a variety of acoustic, proprioceptive and tactile cues; a task that is well-developed in many visually-impaired individuals but for which sighted individuals rely ...
Skirting the Sketch: an Analysis of Sketch Inhibition within Contemporoary Design Higher Education
Sketch inhibition is regularly alluded to by educators within design higher education (HE) and one with increasingly marked effects on industry. Over the past thirty years students have been observed to engage less with ...
Practiceopolis: Journeys through the contemporary architectural profession
(Interstices Journal of Architecture and related arts, 2017-05)
The contemporary architectural profession is dominated by a technical-rational culture of practice. The term refers to commercially-driven practices that are often associated with the production of buildings by or for ...
Ritualized Architecture in East Mexico
(Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development, 2014-03-01)
The Papaloapan River in East Mexico is a rich region historically, culturally and naturally. These characteristics are also reflected in the region’s vernacular architecture. This fascination with the built environment led ...
(Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, 2015-11-10)
This paper claims that the use of the computer as generative methodological tool for designing urban and building scenarios (when perceived systematically) is a misnomer, because the typical approach does not account for ...
Practiceopolis: From an Imaginary City to a Graphic Novel
(Taylor and Francis, 2018-03-12)
This essay is about a graphic novel produced as the culmination of a creative practice research project. It dramatizes real-life exchanges from project management meetings held during the conduct a live architectural project ...
Libya’s Vernacular of Berber Taddart
(Thames & Hudson, 2017-11)