Nimish Biloria

Nimish Biloria
University of Technology Sydney | UTS · Design Architecture and Building

PhD

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Building envelopes invariably tend to be static systems that encounter various performance limitations such as inefficient illuminance admittance, and heat and moisture transmission owing to their non-responsiveness towards environmental fluctuations. In contrast to such façade solutions, responsive façade systems with embedded sensing, actuation,...
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Climate change within the urban contexts is a crisis that cities are confronting globally. This issue poses numerous negative consequences such as thermal discomfort and increased energy usage within the building sector. This is especially the case in Western Sydney, Australia, where the average maximum temperature has risen by 7–8 °C within the pa...
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Considering the 2021 IPCC report that justly attributes our deteriorating climatic condition to human doing, the need to develop nearly zero energy building (nZEB) practices is gaining urgency. However, rather than the typical focus on developing greenfield net-zero initiatives, retrofitting underperforming buildings could create significant scale...
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Work precincts are recognized for their significant role as generators of employment and associated commerce within urban areas. This study describes a method for analyzing the physical characteristics of urban work precincts in promoting the health and wellbeing of their occupants. The following physical parameters are analyzed: public transport a...
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Purpose This paper presents a critical review of studies which map the urban environment using continuous physiological data collection. A conceptual model is consequently presented for mitigating urban stress at the city and the user level. Design/methodology/approach The study reviews relevant publications, examining the tools used for data coll...
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The complexity of an environment is an important factor related to the quality of urban life, as it affects perception. Existing methods for estimating complexity from images or field visits are helpful but difficult to apply when the area of interest is large. This study identifies alternative ways of estimating the complexity of an environment, b...
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The quality of outdoor space is becoming increasingly important with the growing rate of urbanization. Visual, acoustic, and thermal balance degradation are all negative impacts associated with outdoor comfort in dense urban fabrics. Urban morphology thus needs assessment and optimization to ensure favorable outdoor thermal comfort (OTC). This stud...
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This paper acknowledges the contemporary neoliberal mode of operation of Smart Cities. The pitfalls of Smart Cities concerning its propensity towards techno-centric and efficiency-focused governance are identified, with diminutive emphasis on social equity and human-centric urban growth. Thus, the paper elaborates upon an alternative mode of person...
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Purpose As the impacts of climate change become more evident, the need to adopt new ways of constructing buildings becomes more urgent. The Earth has experienced hotter climates globally for the last 70 years (NASA, 2019), and this has resulted in unprecedented levels of bushfire in Australia, flooding in the UK and drought in Africa in early 2020...
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Energy consumption rates have been rising globally at an escalating pace since the last three decades. The exploration of new renewable and clean sources of energy globally is thus gaining prime importance. In Australia, coal is still the primary source of energy, which, during the process of energy production, generates greenhouse gases, subsequen...
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Building energy use contributes around 40% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (UNEP F, Fiduciary responsibility: Legal and practical aspects of integrating environmental, social and governance issues into institutional investment. NEP FI, Geneva, 2009, September) and reducing building-related GHG emissions could mitigate global warming signifi...
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The concept of well-being in the contemporary city refers to people’s ability to live healthy, creative and fulfilling lives. In this chapter, the intent is to understand theoretical perspectives about well-being research, essentially objective and subjective health and well-being of individuals in modern urban society. The emphasis is given to “no...
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There has been lately significant progress in the design of clinically assistive technologies for physiological and emotional wellbeing, driven by developments in Human Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality systems for rehabilitation and social interaction and Rehabilitation Robotics. The clinical, task-driven nature of such systems though often af...
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This research paper elaborates upon the concept of Smart Cities and the evolution of the term itself throughout history in order to outline the emergence of two distinct schools of thought: technocentric and humancentric, which have shaped smart cities. The paper also categorizes smart cities based on these two perspectives and outlines the operati...
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Purpose The study investigates the role of emerging technologies in the promotion of health and wellbeing at the urban, domestic and bodily scale, through the systematic examination of technologies such as physical sensing systems and physiological data monitoring, that are currently explored as drivers for achieving sustainable healthcare within...
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The space layout design is one of the most important phases of the architectural design, and the automatic generation of space layout has shown great potential as a design aid. Research has shown that space layouts can have a significant impact on the improvement of energy performance. The combination of the automatic generation of space layout and...
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Perceptions of different environments are different for different people. An abstract designed environment, with a degree of freedom from any visual reference in the physical world requests a completely different perception than a fully or semi-designed environment that has some correlation with the physical world. Maximal evidence on the manner in...
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The paper illustrates a real-time interactive, fully immersive spatial installation titled Ambiguous Topology. The installation creatively combines dynamic movement of the human body and swarm intelligence driven generative geometry production techniques to drive volumetric projection systems. Speed, frequency and intensity of movement of human bod...
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To start a design process with plan and section in 2D environment (pen and paper) will exclude thousands of possibilities, which the designer will never be able to consider them. The 2D designer will never touch upon the rich world of complexity. Starting the design from higher dimension is the solution to get rid of old conventional designing meth...
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Ambiguous topology is an immersive multi-modal installation exploring the tendencies of swarms systems and volumetric projections to generate emergent geometric networks as a response to as well as a trigger for movement of multiple bodies in space and time. The installation operates on the subtle fusion of physical and digital media by means of ha...
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Human civilization can be ameliorated by human creativity. Innovation and progress of human civilization result from a change in our thinking patterns, thus, potentially transforming the present into a creative future. Accentuating the role of creativity in design even more than other disciplines pushes one to underpin the understanding of creativi...
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From the introduction: Contemporary architectural praxis is in a continuous state of transformation. The introduction of sophisticated information technology driven design tools, constantly updating building information modeling protocols, new spatial policy demands coupled together with environmental regulations and cultural dynamics etc. are all...
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This paper illustrates the application of different types of complex systems for digital form finding and design decision making with underlying methodological and pedagogical aims to emphasize performance-driven design solutions via combining generative methods of complex systems with simulation techniques. The design research examples described i...
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The proliferation of sensor and actuator networks in the urban environment is directly associated with an increasing volume of data, relating to various aspects of the city. Synchronously, the heterogeneity of data formats, sensory observations, measuring capabilities and accompanying contextual information is substantially growing. Aggregating imm...
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The research paper elaborates upon multi-performative generative design strategies by means of associative computational simulations incorporating social, environmental, spatial and structural dimensions. The interdisciplinary research driven design approach presented in this paper is exemplified via design experiments conducted at Hyperbody, TU De...
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This paper presents a performance driven computational design methodology through introducing a case on parametric structural design. The paper describes the process of design technology development and frames a design methodology through which engineering,-in this case structural-aspects of architectural design could become more understandable, tr...
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This paper aims at establishing an associative relation between pervasive digital technologies, the physicality of the urban fabric and its inhabitants. It introduces a methodological framework for the development of an interactive urban system, installed within urban open public spaces, in the form of a hybrid interface that can serve as an intera...
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This paper aims at establishing an associative relation between the proliferating digital technologies, the physical context of the urban fabric, its inhabitants and the multiplicity of their activities as an emergent phenomenon of contemporary urbanity. It introduces a methodological framework for the development of an interactive urban system, in...
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What can be extracted as a common definition amongst near 100 different definitions of creativity according to different disciplines is: Creativity is a new combination of what you have in your inventory of experiences + intuition. It can be considered that expanding the inventory of experiences can gradually help in novel combination of experience...
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The design-research illustrated in this research article focus on the emerging field of interactive architecture focusing on developing real-time information exchanging architectural bodies. These interactive bodies demonstrate a fusion between the material, the electronic and the digital domains. This fusion is explicitly attained through a synerg...
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The research paper exemplifies upon a computationally intensive inter-disciplinary research driven design investigation into spatializing the relationship between digital information and physical matter. Focusing on the development of architectural scale urban inserts, the design-research work operates on the intersection of information technology,...
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The research paper exemplifies upon a series of real-time information exchange driven design-research experiments conducted by the Hyperbody research group (HRG), Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft. These interactive spatial prototypes, while successfully integrating the digital with the physical domains, foster multiple usability of space and are a...
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Morphogenomics, a relatively new research area, deals with the intricacies of morphological informatics. It is closely linked with the term Morphogenesis (from the Greek morphê – shape and genesis – creation), which deals with the study of the development of form during its early cellular stages in developmental biology. Morphogenomics, however, fo...
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Developing structures as flexible networked information processors.
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This research paper exemplifies upon a novel information integrated generative design method: Morphogenomics, being experimented with at Hyperbody, TU Delft. Morphogenomics, a relatively new research area, which deals with the intricacies of morphological informatics. This paper furthermore discusses an ongoing Morphogenmoics oriented design-resear...
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The research paper exemplifies upon a series of design-research experiments specifically aimed at developing realtime interactive spatial prototypes. The experimental projects are conceived as architectural design research undertakings, demonstrating a fusion between the material, the electronic and the digital domains. This fusion is attained thro...
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The research paper exemplifies a novel information integrated design technique developed at ONL (Oosterhuis and Lenard), Netherlands, specifically appropriated for envisaging complex geometric forms. The 'informed design technique', apart from being highly instrumental in conceptualizing and generating the geometric component constituting architect...
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Architectural praxis is in continuous state of change. The introduction of information technology driven design techniques, constantly updating building information modeling protocols, new policy demands coupled together with environmental regulations and cultural fluctuations are all open-ended dynamic phenomena within which contemporary architect...
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The recurrent issue of materializing a responsive architectural spatiality, emergent, in its conception and the need for collaborative substantiation of the design process, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach towards developing intelligent architectonics are exemplified upon in this research paper through a design research experiments conducted...
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The research paper illustrates an attempt to envision computation aided architectural responsiveness (spatial and informational) towards contemporary forms of corporate organizations. Architectural substantiations for such corporate bodies embodying dynamic business eco-systems tend to be rather inert in essence and deem to remain closed systemic e...
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The research paper exemplifies upon a design-research experiment conducted by the Hyperbody research group (HRG), TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture under the supervision of the Author and Prof. Kas Oosterhuis (director HRG and ONL). The research work, specifically aimed at developing a real-time interactive spatial prototype, fostering multiple usa...
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The research paper exemplifies a novel information integrated design technique developed at ONL (Oosterhuis and Lenard), Netherlands, specifically appropriated for envisaging complex geometric forms. The ?informed design technique?, apart from being highly instrumental in conceptualizing and generating the geometric component constituting architect...
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The recurrent issue of materializing a responsive architectural spatiality, emergent, in its conception and the need for collaborative substantiation of the design process, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach towards developing intelligent architectonics are exemplified upon in this research paper through a design research experiment conducted b...

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A series of interdisciplinary workshops with designers and scientists to identify a 21st Century design experience based on the concept of Morphogenetic Prototyping. The workshops will be held in the week of November 21st 2016.