Aikaterini Chatzivasileiadi

Aikaterini Chatzivasileiadi
Cardiff University | CU · School of Architecture

M.Arch, MSc, PhD

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October 2015 - September 2016
Cardiff University
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  • Master's Student

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Publications (33)
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This paper studies the architectural implications, in terms of size and space requirements, of battery technologies in a built environment using renewable energy and energy storage technologies. These aspects will be of particular interest as the world transitions to a low carbon future. This paper is the first to focus on the physical size of stor...
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Topologic is a software modelling library that supports a comprehensive conceptual framework for the hierarchical spatial representation of buildings based on the data structures and concepts of non-manifold topology (NMT). Topologic supports conceptual design and spatial reasoning through the integration of geometry, topology, and semantics. This...
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This study has been undertaken to gain a better understanding regarding the choice and impact of battery storage technologies in a use case with contribution of an electric vehicle to the overall domestic consumption. The study assessed the storage requirements of nine battery technologies for different residential building scales at the distributi...
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In architectural design, crafts are often portrayed as a source of ornamental, figurative or historical inspiration. In this paper, instead, craft is framed as an open-ended process of making and material negotiations, involving material properties, diverging modes of knowledge production and representation, emergent tectonic configurations and emb...
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Geometry is an important architectural design issue in the assessment of a building model's energy performance using Building Performance Simulation tools. The commonly used window-to-wall ratio method, while providing a fast and automatic way of modelling glazing, is prone to geometrical inaccuracies, which can contribute to the energy performance...
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The aim of this paper is to provide a review of the characteristics of 3D solid modeling software libraries – otherwise known as ’geometric modeling kernels’ in non-manifold applications. ’Non-manifold’ is a geometric topology term that means ’to allow any combination of vertices, edges, surfaces and volumes to exist in a single logical body’. In c...
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Buildings enclose and partition space and are built from assemblies of connected components. The many different forms of spatial and material partitioning and connectedness found within buildings can be represented by topology. This paper introduces the ‘Topologic’ software library which integrates a number of architecturally relevant topological c...
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This paper focuses on an ongoing investigation exploring fabrication procedures and methodologies for robotically supported 3D printing utilising cob and other clay-based sustainable building materials, and is part of an ongoing collaboration between Cardiff University and the University of Plymouth. The methodology is that of a prototype developme...
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Accuracy and time are metrics inherently associated with the design process and the energy performance simulation of buildings. The accurate representation of the building is an essential requirement for energy analysis, which comes with the expense of time; however, this is in contrast with the need to minimise the simulation time in order to make...
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This paper describes non-manifold topology (NMT) as it relates to the field of architecture and presents Topologic, an open-source software modelling library enabling hierarchical and topological representations of architectural spaces, buildings and artefacts through NMT. Topologic is designed as a core library and additional plugins to visual dat...
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This study has been undertaken to gain a better understanding regarding the choice and architectural implications of battery storage technologies in a future built environment benefiting from renewable energy systems and energy storage technologies. As no models or tools have been found dealing specifically with the size of energy storage systems,...
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DOI: … Non-Manifold Topology: Mathematically, Non-Manifold Topology (NMT) is defined as cell-complexes that are subsets of Euclidean Space [15]. Practically, topology refers to the spatial relationships between the various entities in a model and it describes how geometric entities are connected. 'Non-manifold' is a geometric topology term that mea...
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This project characterizes fabrication procedures for robotically supported 3D printing using cob. The investigation is being conducted in four stages: 1. Describe the current knowledge base of craft-based cob-construction and the potential routes to digitalization. 2. Conduct initial feasibility tests through small-scale modeling with a robotic ar...
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Geometry has been found to be one of the main architectural design issues that architects are concerned with when they assess the energy performance of their models through the use of Building Performance Simulation tools. Accurate geometry, coupled with correct energy analysis settings, can avoid errors and provide more accurate results which are...
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This paper presents a comparison of different pathways for the energy modelling of complex building geometry. We have identified three key modelling questions: first, how can the spatial organisation of the building be appropriately represented for energy analysis? Second, how can curved building geometry be post-rationalized as planar elements giv...
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This study has been undertaken to gain a better understanding on how the residential electricity demand and consumption values might evolve in the medium term in a future built environment benefiting from renewable energy systems and storage technologies. Analysis and modeling of winter and summer electricity demand and consumption data in four sce...
Thesis
This thesis investigated the implications of the integration of battery storage technologies on the architectural design of buildings, providing design considerations for architects and built environment practitioners. The study focused on the UK residential sector, considering ‘high energy’ battery applications in grid-connected systems, which pro...
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Considering the larger use of fluctuating renewable energy sources in the coming years, electrical energy storage systems will increasingly be introduced in the built environment, as a flexible solution to reduce temporary mismatches between supply and demand. The principal aim of this study is to investigate the implications of the integration of...
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This study has been undertaken to gain a better understanding of how battery systems can contribute to the design of a future built environment where renewable energy systems will play a significant role.This paper provides design considerations for battery storage integration in buildings, emphasising on their spa- tial requirements.An analysis ha...
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This study has been undertaken to gain a better understanding of how to allow for energy storage in the design of a future built environment where renewable energy systems will play a significant role. Electricity storage solutions are a key element in achieving high renewable energy penetration in the built environment. This paper presents an over...
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It is acknowledged that innovative electricity storage solutions are a prerequisite for achieving high renewable energy penetration in the built environment. This paper provides an overview of state-of-the-art electrical energy storage technologies (EES), focusing on their distinct characteristics and areas of application. The EES technologies con...
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Buildings are the most energy-consuming sector, while at the same time they offer a great potential for the application of energy efficiency techniques and technologies. The environmental challenges that buildings currently face call for immediate action and particularly those, which are located in insular communities, are the most vulnerable ones....
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The study focuses on the optimization of the RES electricity system of Ios island, based on solar PV and wind, developed in a previous paper under the title “Distributed or centralised renewable energy systems? Meeting the demands of the Mediterranean islands”. Investigation on alternative scenarios with different requirements and constraints has b...
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The introduction of the appropriate sustainable energy systems to the insular communities through the exploitation of the local natural energy resources contribute to face local environmental and global warming issues, the security of energy supply and volatile energy prices, achieving a stable, self-sufficient and sustainable development. Renewab...

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This project aims to investigate fabrication procedures and methodologies for robotically supported 3D printing utilising cob and similar clay-based sustainable building materials. This project emerges from an ongoing line of collaboration between Cardiff University and the University of Plymouth, currently supported by the Chartered Institute of Building through the research project “Augmented vernacular: embedding digital practices into cob construction techniques”.
Archived project
MSc dissertation 2011. The aim of this research was to optimise the renewable energy supply on a Greek island all year round based on the daily energy demand and consumption values of the island. This work involved PV, wind turbines, ground source heat pumps and energy storage among others in 17 scenarios, using multi-objective optimisation.