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Hacking design: novelty and diachronic emergence.
(Taylor & Francis, 2012-07)
The concept of emergence has had a significant effect on architectural theory, instigating a paradigmatic change in design and affecting the way buildings are perceived. In practice the practicalities of building procurement ...
The impact of fabric construction methods on energy performance and costs in English dwellings
(Kuwait University, 2012)
This paper investigates the impact of six different fabric construction methods (three Standard methods; three Alternative methods) on energy performance and costs, for a typical English four bedroom detached dwelling. The ...
The Politics of Social Housing in Britain
(Peter Lang AG - Int Academic Publishers, 2012)
This book investigates the relationship between the dominant ideologies of British public life in the second half of the twentieth century and the quality of the social housing built during this period. The author compares ...
The architecture of urban life
Bottom-up approach to sustainable urban development in Lebanon: The case of Zouk Mosbeh
In contrast with the “top-down” approach to development, the dominant methodology in Lebanon, Iemphasize rather the “bottom-up” approach where all stakeholders have equal opportunities to participate in policy formulation ...
A study of thermal comfort in outdoor urban spaces in respect to increasing building height in Dhaka
(American International University Bangladesh, 2012-12-14)
Thermal environment of urban spaces plays a great role on the quality of life in a city. It directly affects people’s behaviour and usage of outdoor spaces. Therefore, an environmentally conscious urban design solution ...
Energy Efficient Construction Methods in UK Dwellings
(Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology, 2012-12)
This paper examines the thermal performance of housing in the UK and the associated costs for different fabric construction methods of the envelope for a typical four bedroom detached house. The energy ratings were assessed ...