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Describing a Unique Urban Culture: Ibadi Settlements of North Africa
Abstract. This paper examines the urban structure and architecture of the North African regions, which are characterised by the historical presence of Ibadism. This topic has a definite cultural frame, albeit with some ...
On otherness - Looking at (different ways of) inculcating diversity
Green business models in the UK construction sector: Empirical study
A business model is considered to be green when a business changes part(s) of its business model and thereby both captures economic value and provides environmental improvement. The aim of this paper is to explore how ...
Social Sustainability and the Housing Problem
The issue of sustainability which started as an environmental concern has gained currency in research and media for a number of years, and it has been defined in a number of ways, each reflecting a particular approach or ...
Geopoetry: Greenwich Peninsula
This text, with the accompanying images projected, was performed at the conference on ³The Mediated City² held at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication on the Greenwich Peninsula, London, between April 1 and 3, ...
Reducing Waste to Landfill in the UK: Identifying Impediments and Critical Solutions
(Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013)
Purpose – The UK construction industry produces up to one third of all waste to landfill. This study aims to identify specific project practices impeding the reduction of waste in construction projects as well as uncovering ...
The Mosque of the Sun
The Mosque Of The Sun is a speculative architectural project investigating solar alignment in architecture, proposing a contemporary mosque design in Qatar that illuminates at specific times in the day to indicate salat ...
The Crown of Esfahan
The work presents a contemporary dome design for a mosque in Iran. Exhibited as a single artefact for the 2010 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; the work aims to explore a notion of ornament as architectural object, apposed ...
Sustainable rehabilitation of the built environment in Lebanon
This paper reviews the results from a field survey of the impact of the built environment on the physicalenvironment in the coastal area of Zouk Mosbeh (ZM), Lebanon. This area suffered extensive infrastructure damage and ...
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 ...