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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 ...
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 ...
(Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, 2014-04-01)
Creativity in the natural and human worlds is distinct. Designers have always looked to nature as a source of inspiration and in recent decades the computer has been used as a tool to engage with the self-organising and ...
(Fordham University Press, 2014)
This chapter reveals the artistic contributions of Italian immigrants in the Río de la Plata Basin of South America—Argentina, Uruguay, and southern Brazil—which ran parallel to the lifetime of Simon Rodia in the United ...
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 ...
Desert Architecture Review of Ghadames Housing in Libya
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Understanding sustainability through Bradford affordable housing lens
Sustainability has gained momentum in recent years due to natural threats and government regulations with housing sector being at the centre of this debate. Affordable housing providers frequently face a dilemma of delivering ...
Emergence of the business models in the building and construction literature
Business models play a key role on successful businesses since they describe how an organisation creates and delivers value for its customers and subsequently captures value. A good business model can separate a company ...
Bioclimatic Housing Design to Desert Architecture: A Case Study of Ghadames, Libya
(Taylor & Francis, 2014)
From Vernacular to Personalised and Sustainable
(The Architectural and Science Association and Genova University Press, 2014-12-10)
The social and environmental role of closed oriental balco-nies (Mashrabiyas) remains a significant vernacular aspect of Middle Eastern architecture. However, changes in architectural style, social needs, and the high ...