Jane Rosemary Burry

Jane Rosemary Burry
Swinburne University of Technology · School of Design

PhD

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Publications (101)
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This paper introduces a database of 34 field-measured building occupant behavior datasets collected from 15 countries and 39 institutions across 10 climatic zones covering various building types in both commercial and residential sectors. This is a comprehensive global database about building occupant behavior. The database includes occupancy patte...
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We conducted a field study at a K-12 private school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The data capture contained two elements: First, a 5-month longitudinal field study In-Gauge using two outdoor weather stations, as well as indoor weather stations in 17 classrooms and temperature sensors on the vents of occupant-controlled room air-condition...
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Andrew Witt’s Formulations, a new book in the “Writing Architecture” series (Witt, A. Formulations, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2021) focuses on a colourful view of the cabinets, machines, manuals and figures that play a role in the core ideas and ideals that created the architecture of the mid-nineteenth century.
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We conducted a field study at a K-12 private school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The data capture contained two elements: First, a 5-month longitudinal field study In-Gauge using two outdoor weather stations, as well as indoor weather stations in 17 classrooms and temperature sensors on the vents of occupant-controlled room air-condition...
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Virtual prototypes enable performance simulation for building components. The presented research extended the application of generative design using virtual prototypes for interactive optimisation of structural nodes. User-interactivity contributed to the geometric definition of design spaces rather than the final geometric outcome, enabling anothe...
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This research investigates the development of a digital form finding model that combines the generation of funicular geometry with a material inventory constraint. The model provides a flexible design tool that facilitates exploration of structural form whilst simultaneously satisfying two rationalizing criteria. It maintains an equilibrated struct...
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The authors present an interactive design framework for grammar evolution. A novel aesthetic-based fitness measure was introduced as guidance procedure. One feature of this guidance procedure is the initial input of a reference image. This image provides direction to the evolutionary design process by application of a similarity measure. A case stu...
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This paper examines human auditory interaction with an architectural design hypothesized to decrease users’ vocal effort and thus enhance their speech privacy. This detailed design increased sound scattering in semi-enclosed meeting rooms within open plan offices. To achieve desirable speech intelligibility, a live sound environment is strongly rec...
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The human experience or sense of space is significantly affected by our skins’ sensory interaction with the localised atmospheric conditions or microclimates that our bodies encounter. Design of a pleasant environment for inhabitants requires a better understanding of microclimates and the many complex phenomena in their formations and subsequent a...
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Air-conditioning is a major factor in energy consumption worldwide. Populous developing countries located in the tropics are projected to soon experience a staggering increase in the use of such systems, suggesting a future need for architects to design buildings that exploit natural means of temperature regulation. In this paper, we present a nove...
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The backdrop to the rapidly expanding use of drones is described, including development of drone technology, followed by an overview of current civilian use, focusing on use in and around the urban environment. The inhibitors to further use are considered including technological and societal aspects. The operation and control issues are reviewed in...
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This book reflects and expands on the current trend in the building industry to understand, simulate and ultimately design buildings by taking into consideration the interlinked elements and forces that act on them. Shifting away from the traditional focus, which was exclusively on building tasks, this approach presents new challenges in all areas...
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Data capture and analysis are transforming entire industries, enabling novel solutions developed from a numeric evaluation of real-world phenomena. This generally relies on gathering data on physical conditions and users to create accurate, predictive models and provide customized solutions. Increasingly, data-driven approaches are also becoming a...
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Using natural ventilation instead of mechanical building systems to regulate indoor climate can reduce energy consumption while increasing human well-being. The feasibility of natural ventilation depends on outdoor climate conditions as well as the physical and architectural properties of a building. Based on the observation that institutional buil...
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Thermal comfort research has shown that natural ventilation can reduce energy consumption while increasing comfort. However, giving occupants control over their environment introduces uncertainty into building performance which is challenging to emulate using current simulation techniques. Traditionally, window operation is modelled deterministical...
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By contrast with science and unraveling the mysteries of the natural world, architecture seems in many ways inherently focused on end points and the production of a solid and enduring presence in the world rather than mechanisms and dynamism per se. Yet architecture and design have been continually invoked in relation to order-in-the-universe, some...
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This article examines how techniques for imagining atmospheres are conceptualized and practiced in architecture, anthropology and acoustic measurement in order to advance discussion of how transdisciplinary theory and practice might be realized. Building on research into the experience of atmospheres of already existing architectural spaces, it dis...
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300) In 1986, a group of Spanish architects decided to physically recreate an icon of modernist architecture. Mies van der Rohe's German pavilion for the Barcelona World Expo of 1929 was at the cutting edge of spatial and structural innovation but its influence was limited to what we understand through drawings, photographs, limited film footage an...
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This paper responds to the growing desire to systematically gather environmental feedback in cities through the deployment of networks of connected sensors which collect and transmit data, to register change, uncover trends and diagnose potential environmental threats. However, we recognise the novelty of such information gathered and its perceivab...
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This book aims at finding some answers to the questions: What is the influence of humans in controlling CAD and how much is human in control of its surroundings? How far does our reach as humans really go? Do the complex algorithms that we use for city planning nowadays live up to their expectations and do they offer enough quality? How much data d...
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This paper will explore ways that digital design modelling can support the human facility for reconciling multiple, often conflicting requirements and goals. We detail a project that explores the design application and advanced construction of highly custom architecture for tuning architectural shape and surfaces to manage sound in open work areas...
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This position paper proposes and defines the nature of a framework, which explores ways of integrating control system (CS) with machine intelligence for generative design (GD). This paper elaborates about the implications of and the potential for impact on GD. The framework described in this work can be used as an active tool to drive design proces...
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This paper investigates the effect of the room geometry on speech privacy of small meeting areas. The aim is to explore different semi-enclosed room shapes within an open plan office and study their influence on speech privacy and the significant parameter and performance metric, Speech Transmission Index (STI). This is a simulation study in the ro...
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Additive manufacturing techniques and materials have evolved rapidly during the last decade. Applications in architecture, engineering and construction are getting more attention as 3D printing is trying to find its place in the industry. Due to high material prices for metal 3d printing and in-homogenous material behaviour in printed plastic , 3D...
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Recent developments in Additive Manufacturing are creating possibilities to make not only rapid prototypes, but directly manufactured customised components. This paper investigates the potential for combining standard building materials with customised nodes that are individually optimised in response to local load conditions in non-standard, irreg...
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This paper proposes a automated shape generation methodology based on grammatical genetic programming for specific design cases. Two cases of the shape generation are presented: architectural envelope design and facade design. Through the described experiments, the applicability of this evolutionary method for design applications is showcased. Thro...
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The term ‘Digital Craft’ is commonly applied in the context of craft as exercised with the aid of digital technology. If the application of digital tools and techniques merits the term digital craft, then where does the craft lie in Computer Numeric Control (CNC) making? This article takes the position that craft practice is rooted in the relations...
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How can the geometric modification of surfaces affect airflow and enhance the thermal performance of ventilated facades? This study is an initial investigation into how surface articulation can affect air movement in a plenum between the shaped surface and the building, as a step toward the design of climate-specific ventilated facades, termed " Br...
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This paper reports an investigation into the degree of consistency between three different methods of sound performance evaluation through studying the performance of a built project as a case study. The non-controlled office environment with natural human speech as a source was selected for the subjective experiment and ODEON room acoustics modell...
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Research projects exploring the realm of digital fabrication have shifted in recent years from developing novel techniques and outcomes to the development of tools that are part of the design process. The alignment of material systems with digital fabrication technology and tooling processes have led to new terminology such as ‘digital craft’ and ‘...
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The application of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies promises much innovation across the manufacturing sector, and has generated great interest in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. This paper presents and reflects upon early prototypes for integrating AM in a construction application, through the design of a prot...
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Extensive studies have shown that face-to-face interactions are a critical component in a work environment. It is an effective communication method that builds trust between team members and creates social ties between colleagues to ease future collaboration. In this paper we present our interaction analysis system that utilized an indoor tracking...
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This paper presents our work on indoor tracking and demonstrates its capacity as a data collection system for the study of socio-spatial interactions that occur in a collaborative work environment. Deployed at a recent week-long international design workshop, our system was able to track the movements of more than fifty people from various roles, a...
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This paper describes a virtual and physical design and prototyping strategy intended to aid designers to understand the relational dynamic between airflow and porous screens for building facades at the conceptual design stage. The strategy consists of three main components: 1) A prototyping phase involving a combination of computer aided modeling (...
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With the advancement in wireless sensor networks (WSN) researchers in social network analysis (SNA) now have access to larger and more complex datasets that describe human interactions in the physical space. Studies in WSN thrive on accuracy and robustness whereas SNA operates on a higher level of data abstraction. Graph mining is a bridge between...
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English translation of the journal article "用于热性能反馈的多模概念设计工具包", in 住区 (Community Design), Vol. 2013, 6, 21-29, 中国建筑工业出版社
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Digital workflows spanning from the design to the production of buildings and small installations have received significant recent attention in architectural research [1]. The structuring of these workflows is important for facilitating design collaboration. The successful delivery of ‘non-standard’ projects, with free-form geometries and novel fab...
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Being able to monitor and analyze human interactions in the indoor environment over time has many architectural applications from spatial planning to post occupancy evaluation. In this paper, we present our interdisciplinary approach that interprets human-spatial interactions as a complex network. We combine methods and techniques from sensor netwo...
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This research focuses on the design of a Robotic solar analysis platform for critical studies which explore dynamic solar light and heat phenomena within the laboratory. This robotic platform gives designers the opportunity to receive rapid feedback from physical models in real-time.The aim of this paper is to propose a solar evaluation platform wi...
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The evaluation of a low-tech wind sensing platform for urban aerodynamic simulations relevant to pedestrian comfort. In this paper, the wind canyon effect is simulated with two different building morphologies. The platform provides conceptual knowledge of the dynamics in wind relevant for designers, architectural practitioners and students of desig...
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This paper presents an experimental study on strategies of utilizing wind as an architectural element, proposing the reconfiguration and projection of wind patterns to produce vaults of wind as regions of shelter in the outdoor environment. It shows an aerodynamic analysis and exploration of barriers, deflectors and porous screens in an existing ur...
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Penumbra is a building envelope or skin system designed to be 3D printed and set out using parametric geometries which allow the surface, spanning depth and shape of the envelope to be variable within a set of limits. The envelope is arranged in three layers and perforated by circular openings of consistent size each forming a cell. The middle laye...
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This paper presents a novel approach to analyse design project development demonstrated within a collaborative design case study. We present the limitations of the existing protocol-based design process analysis in analysing real design scenarios. Taking a complete set of regular meeting notes from a design project, the study translated the record...
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This paper presents the experimental study of aerodynamics phenomena in built environments, focused on explorations of environmental wind flow near buildings, pedestrian wind comfort issues and methods of mitigation of wind speed. In addition, it is an overview of an aerodynamic analysis with CFD software for a hypothetical urban shelter design, ba...
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There are many contemporary architectural contexts that require both acoustic clarity and acoustic attenuation simultaneously to support different social and private activities within the same open interior space. Can architectural surface shape and articulation be “tuned” creatively to exploit sound scattering and diffusion as the principal instru...
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This paper reports on a research project with the dual aims of 1) linking acoustic simulation to complex custom surface design and 2) realizing a full-scale prototype meeting room within an open knowledge work environment at a very high level of craft, engineering and material specification and differentiation. Here we report on the outcomes of the...
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This paper documents the flexible automated digital design for production workflow utilized for the materialization of the FabPod Project, together with the use of an integrated practice methodology and highly collaborative process. The research seeks to narrow the divide between the acts of designing and the acts of making, by integrating through...
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Digital workflows from the design to the production of buildings have received significant recent attention in architectural re-search. The need for both integrated systems for design collaboration (Boeykens, 2006) and clear and flexible communication flows for non-standard fabrication outcomes have been identified as fundamen-tal (Scheurer, 2010)....
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This paper reports on research that seeks to integrate acoustic simulation into an architectural design workflow. The goal of this research is to develop rapid and accessible workflows for architects that allow them not only to tune the acoustic performance of designs at the scale of the room, but also at the level of the geometry and materiality o...
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This paper reports on research that seeks to integrate acoustic simulation into an architectural design workflow. The goal of this research is to develop rapid and accessible workflows for architects that allow them not only to tune the acoustic performance of designs at the scale of the room, but also at the level of the geometry and materiality o...
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The FabPod is a prototype meeting enclosure located in an open knowledge space. It was developed to address acoustic performance criteria within a broader architectural brief; bringing together existing knowledge of acoustic diffusion , cnc prototyping and digital workflows and craft traditions of making. In addition to acoustic research agendas, t...
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This early research focuses on the design of building façades to mediate external and internal thermal conditions. It explores new workflow for accessible feedback into the early design of façade systems. Specifically, this research aims to explore the level of corroboration or the gap between predictions of thermal behavior using digital modeling...
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Design trade-off: sailing as a vehicle for modelling dynamic trade-off in design. Jane Burry, Guillermo Aranda-Mena, Suleiman Alhadidi, Alex Pena de Leon and Mani Williams describe and review the outcomes of the four-day Design Trade-off between Speed and Pointing on Tactical Ocean Racing workshop group at the Designing the Dynamic event. Hugh Whit...
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This research explores the potential for developing responsive composite materials with sensing, kinetic and luminous capacity for application in the design of responsive architectural morphing skins. We integrate sensing devices and building skin as one 'integrated' entity, eliminating the need to embed discrete components in a vulnerable system....
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The research project that induced the Dermoid (Fig.1) installation investigates the making of digital tools by which architects and engineers can work intelligently with material performance. Working with wood as a material, we were especially interested how the bend and flex of wood, can become an active parameter in the digital design process. Tr...
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This paper describes the development of a design and prototype production system for novel structural use of networked small components of wood deploying elastic and plastic bending. The design process engaged with a significant number of different overlapping and interrelated design criteria and parameters, a high level of complexity, custom compo...