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What is the most flexible, user-friendly, and easy to update presentation tool for online teaching that can be used by academics with different fields of study?
Teaching interdisciplinary courses needs collaboration with different people with different brain structures. For instance, someone with excellent coding skills may not be able to work on graphical presentations efficiently. On the other hand, another can collaborate with them with an appropriate demonstration and imagination but, may not have a coherent knowledge of coding. How can they cooperate for a better teaching method together?
There are views that argue that culture is imposed on any value in traditional bioclimatic architecture. I consider these aspects of culture settle when properly integrated in the bioclimatic ideas that otherwise disappear to make way for other cultural concepts. For me an example is the Spanish colonial architecture brought to America that has endured with accommodations because its bioclimatic performance is very good. Otherwise it would have disappeared. Another similar example is the "oil houses" conducted by Dutch companies to exploit the oil of Maracaibo Lake. They continue to exist because their operation is adequate.
How we come out safely from Covid-19 pandemic is not going to be easy. This one proposal by researchers seems like a good strategy for lockdown and exit, both, if the world wants to avoid certain economic meltdown. One common problem in most lockdowns: people are still connected by some daily use objects, artifacts, air, etc., in the grocery store, water foundations, shops, etc. What we now see is a nation or state base lockdowns. Exit strategy may need to involve deconstructing society into its fundamental blocks before reconstructing society from these same healed blocks. To deconstruct the research proposes identifying green zones where Covid-19 is less or safe and red zones where its unsafe or difficult to control. The green zones may be connected and the red zones would be lockdown within a town or city also. The red zones would eventually join the green network once it controls the virus spread.
Some excerpts: “In France, people are asked to stay within 1km of their homes. Although such a measure significantly slows down the spread, the virus can still travel through the entire network. In a city like Paris, two people who are 2km apart may still share the same grocery shop, and so everyone in this 10km city is connected within five degrees of separation. Instead of enforcing a radius of movement for each individual, as is the case in France, they propose that it would work better if people were allowed to move within disconnected areas, such as counties, towns, or boroughs. Obviously, such a division would be easier to enforce between separate towns than between boroughs of one single town. Division between some zones may therefore need to be legally enforced, while divisions between other zones merely recommended. This would, of course, represent a step up in state-enforced control in many countries.”
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I'm very interested to know which pratices and legislation are currently applied in your country about the distance of planted trees from buildings and housings. Have you risk management about water pipes damages or tree falling for example ? Is common to avoid to shade facades or roofs in your country ? Which climate is occuring in your place ?
Thank you in advance for your suggestions.
I am currently pursuing PhD in Architecture and wish to perform CFD simulation on existing buildings as part of my research analysis. I have been reading research publications on this topic, the information in them describes the use of CFD but does not specify CFD software used.
Guidance is welcomed from anyone working in this field.
The most typical approach of architectural history towards sacred buildings is the one of the history of art. It shows the relations of the case with its contemporaries and the general formal development. It actually avoids direct discussion of the usability of the place in the terms of something like "spiritual function" of sacred architecture. Are there any tries to bridge this gap between architecture and spiritual theology or psychology?
The problem is every time I find a gap in BIM research, and I start to form the framework of the research, I release that I need a software developer to help me in filling the gap, which is not possible, so I need your help guys, please!!!!
It happens that some buildings often designed in an innovative way, according to innovative concepts, which were later found to be crucial for the development of a specific era in the history of artistic development, are considered as a kind of architectural works of art. Architectural objects of this type are designed by globally known architects, they become the main objects of architecture, a kind of showpiece of a specific city, region of the country and quickly become tourist destination destinations and are covered with special protection as recognized as a significant contribution to the history of architecture and national heritage development of the country.
Do you agree with my interpretation of architectural works of art?
Hi! My name is Ana and I am a student who is studying biophilic design, I was wondering what is your opinion regarding biophilic design and LEED certificate, do you think it has a future, do you support it, advantages and disadavantages? Thank you! Have a great day
Please give now existing or built examples of cities, agglomerations or city districts, small towns that operate within the concept of smart cities and in accordance with the principles of sustainable pro-ecological development?
The analytical approach to the principles of designing with the forces of nature, climate, in a deliberate and empirical way can be said to be a seminal and critical design research method, especially in architectural theory. The aim being sustainable design as a matter of necessity and socio-economically responsible agenda in design practices. Some researchers opined that the need to have adequate and sufficient weather and solar house component operating data is a prerequisite in any attempt to evaluate solar house design performance. In this similar vein, it has been highlighted that climate, socio-lifestyle (use), and architectural design affordances of form and function, and economical low-energy building operation systems are strategic parameters.
‘WHAT’ parameters can be added or reduce? ‘HOW’ can these parameters contribute in the (Re)Search for appropriate architectural design paradigms? For instances, Can we reduce the process of 'design research' by omitting some steps, such as on-site survey and measurements? In other words, the design research is essentially proposing a quantum proportion passive solar house modules base on climate, optimum design elements, and most energy efficient lifestyle operations.
I am researching into fractals in architecture and when i glance some works about the subject, i figured out there is a common(as far as i am concerned) software(archimage by Prof. Ostwald and other authors) to calculate fractal dimension of facades. But with an important difference from other softwares doing the same thing that shows steps of process with empty and full boxes. I am attaching an image below to explain this situation better. I am not sure about this data is provided by the program or not but if yes, it will be quite useful for me. If it is not a special research product and you have this program or its download link, please share with me.
Merely focusing on the energy-efficiency enhancement of buildings is not enough to reduce building sector's increasing energy demand. This paradox is conceptualised as The paradox of Inefficiency of Increased Building Energy Efficiency. Compared to merely focusing on the energy-efficiency enhancement, increasing the number of energy-efficient buildings (EEBs) with a better marketability via enhancement of their aesthetic features is proposed as a novel approach (aesthetics, energy efficiency, and marketing oriented) to reduce building sector's energy demand and contribute the efforts to minimise the hazards of global warming in the article;
"Aydin, Yusuf Cihat, Parham A. Mirzaei, and Sanam Akhavannasab. "On the relationship between building energy efficiency, aesthetic features and marketability: Toward a novel policy for energy demand reduction." Energy Policy 128 (2019): 593-606" , Full text can be accessed until 20 March 2019 via: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1YU0v14YGgXiGz.
This article contains valuable information about; (1) the current stage of EEBs’ adoption, (2) market barriers of EEBs, (3) the role of aesthetic features on buildings’ marketability for development of effective policies, (4) housing buyers' decision making process when they are buying a house, (5) the potential role of visual aesthetic on buildings’ marketability, (6) the applicability of aesthetic enhancement of EEBs in practice, (7) building components that simultaneously affecting the buildings aesthetic, energy efficiency and marketability, (8) the most important building parameters in consumer decision-making process when they are buying a house, (9) the monetary added value of different building parameters, and (10) impact of window's parameters on market demand of residential buildings.
In this study, several pre-studies and a comprehensive email survey was conducted on residential sales employees from real-estate agencies (n = 289) across 26 UK cities.
I would pleased to discuss with my colleagues about this proposed novel paradox and approach, and hear their thoughts about the necessity of new approaches for reducing building sector's energy demand and contribute reaching the goals of Paris agreement.
Can a heavy weight wall (brick/adobe/blocks construction) that represents good thermal mass, be replaced by lightweight (wood) construction in hot climates?
Is there a way prefabricated light , cheap and mass produced solutions can replace and achieve the same results as a heavy construction and good thermal mass wall? Is it possible to use lower mass and get good results?
For climates where temperatures swings are a problem and mostly for hot dry climates (arid) such as the Saudi Arabian
I´m looking for papers dealing with the Japanese prefab systems, particularly those based on steel framing and automated processes.
And if it is possible. Can anyone provide me with the information of the sabine absorption coeffiecients?
I am studying the impact of urban architecture materials and vegetation in some selected plazas in Rome. For this research I am using Envi-met in order to test the different influence that urban materials and building-related vegetation (such as green roofs and green façades) have on the urban microclimate. I am focused in proposing and testing different solutions concerning pavements and urban façades.
For this purpose I am using envimet v4. I have studied the official guide and also followed some useful tutorials (made by Kristoffer Negendahl).
However I have some problems in understanding how to model actually the façades in 3d mode, such as how to draw windows, how to select and apply the right materials, as well as how to erase some materials and to to extract some volume from the building.
Do you know how to model façades and rooftops in Envimet? Or do you know a more specific guide/tutorials about it? I would really appreciate any suggestions.
Thank you in advance,
It would help to have the references as well.
It's curious actually. You'd think that such 'vital statistics' would be readily available. but actually most works are content to discuss the window in terms of generalities. Even the Corpus Vitraeum Medii Aevi site doesn't provide this information!
The most striking aspect of the question is that at All Soul's, the widows were moved around, and even at times had to be expanded, as in the case if the royal window, for example; yet no one seems to find it necessary to know what size it is in the first place!
Nowadays Different Recycling material and chemical are Used for Construction with Respect to Confidence of Lab Testing Result .
But I am wondering , Olden days Without adding any Different Chemicals and recycling materials in the Construction activities, that Building life was as per standard design Life Span Achieved ;
But Nowadays for Example In Concrete lot of chemicals , Recycling Materials are Adding for Construction activity , these type How can Achieved as per Standard life span of Building .
Each and every Chemicals are having Different Reaction Characters............................... .
I am looking for studies on the built environment and public spaces using observation as a primary method.
I'm looking for study cases of "preverdissement" techniques applied in the world context and especially in France, for comparing them with similar Italian cases.
I am trying to define thickness of pure compression forms obtained from rhinoVault using TNA method.
In case of visualizing monuments or archaeological site, what are the info which intrigues the user? as I am commencing my PhD in this field, I would like to state and categorize the different types of users' interests.
The three common types of connections which join a built structure to its foundation are; roller, pinned and fixed. A fourth type, not often found in building structures, is known as a simple support. I wonder about the differences between them.
Based on the symbiotic link between extreme environment architectures, my research examines various kinds of habitat designs in hostile conditions.
Considered as a logical next step from healthy house, have hospitals been catalysts in the development of modern medicine? Or have they, as many architectural and medical historians had assumed, simply been passive reflections of medical innovation? (Adams, 2008)
Architectural knowledge is about the system structure & configuration and also linkages & interactions between different subsystems but what is it in exact? For example what a company should know about the interactions between components or about the configuration of a system so that it can develop a system?
I'm looking into how agricultural architectural systems (vertical landscaping and farming) in highly polluted dense urban environments can reduce greenhouse gases within cities. Within this topic I will be looking at the use and growth of algae within facades to capture greenhouse gasses, the impact of vertical landscaping on air quality, and the potential for vegetated pockets within high rise structures to further filter surrounding air within dense urban environments.
If there are any suggestions as to how I could potentially undertake this topic or publications that you believe might be resourceful, it would be greatly appreciated.
This issue is the object of the research developments oriented at the comprehensive investigation of the non-linear dynamic response of a specific type of monuments (masonry towers) under natural accelerograms.