Questions related to Architecture and Design
The matching of thought to things, a comparison between the two terms of thought on the one hand and the thing, on the other hand, there are two types of truth:
Logical truth (the congruence of thought with the thing, so if the narration of an accident matches reality, then the narration is true
Existential truth: the conformity of the thing with the imaginary thought that judges it, that is, the conformity of the thing with the mind.
What are the limitations of modular and prefabricated building systems and do you think these limitations can be overcome in the future?
Has high performance concrete affected the construction of the radiology department in hospitals - for example, in its location?
The hospital's Proton Radiotherapy department would not have been possible without the development of dense concrete.
I am currently writing my master thesis on memorial museums in architecture, and would like to create a new programmatic aspect to museums and a sensorial experience through architecture.
The topic of this discussion revolves around the idea of the future of museums. With the advance of technology and architecture, will the traditional way of building museums change? How do you imagine a visit in a futuristic museum based on a sensorial experience instead of the content its exposing? (Questions from an architectural point of view)
It is necessary to react not only with administrative solutions against pandemic situations like the case with Covid 19.
I'm looking for a PDF of the book called 'Design Fundamentals' by Robert Scott for academic purpose. It would be very helpful if can share, incase you have it.
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Architecture, Design, design education, basic design, principles of design
My research is about the integration of disciplines into BIM system, especially the work processes of building construction designers. After studying the situation in Hungary, I would like to compare the results with foreign design habits / processes?.
I’d greatly appreciate if you would support my work by answering some questions:
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?
I am looking for examples of (public) building adaptation or transformation in response to COVID-19. I am interested in both temporal and permanent change.
City’s exhibition center in Berlin converted to a 500-bed temporary hospital in anticipation of a potential surge in coronavirus patients (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/berlin-builds-500-bed-virus-hospital-it-hopes-won-t-be-needed).
I look forward to your tips!
a small discussion I want to open on this platform,
What is Humanitarian architecture?
I am not seeking an “ official definition” , I am seeking points of views.
From your opinion as an architect and a researcher, when can we call architecture Humanitarian ?
How did the smart materials affect the design of the facades and the interior design of hospitals such as smart glass, nanotechnology products and interactive materials, and did they affect the redistribution of hospital departments
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
On January 21, 2013 architects began preparations for constructing the world's first 3D-printed building. I’d like to know the influences of that technology on architecture/interior architecture.
Different architects consider design studio as a Lab for production of concepts and drawings. However the quality and quantity of the outcome is important goal for any architect including students. In addition to motivate the students psychologically, there are different methods to achieve this goal. Would you present your experience in such issues please?
Invitation to participate in an international interdisciplinary conference - Redefining Cities in View of Climatic Changes
November 20-21st, 2019
Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology
55 Koszykowa Street, 00-659 Warsaw, Poland
The conference is aimed at presenting research results, technology and designs of the functional-spatial urban structure modifications and infrastructure of the city in view of climatic changes and their consequences. Conference is focused on the city and urban space transformation through implementation of modern and innovative architectural, technological, infrastructural and environmental solutions in urban investments.
The interdisciplinary actions undertaken foresee arrangement of expert panels and a platform for the research results' and experience's, exchange of various scientific disciplines.
Registration is open!
Participants not presenting papers should be registered before November 10th, 2019.
Sexual harassment and violence against women is a harsh crime that affects the whole society not just the individual. according to its significance, do you think design can help solving the problem?
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.
Your help in my PhD research study will be so much appreciated - entitled “Knowledge Management in a digital age: the use of performance information for evidence-based design of the buildings” at the University of Northumbria.
The aim of the research is to propose a knowledge management platform for design decision-making by using the information and capabilities of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in order to improve the current capabilities of Post Occupancy Evaluation “POE” and its impact on design decisions. The research focuses on health care buildings and the evaluation of their design. Your assistance in completing this questionnaire would be gratefully appreciated and your responses will be anonymous, treated confidentially, and used solely for research purposes.
Ps: The questionnaire is assigned to architects practicing in the UK, who have experience in the healthcare sector. Please click on this link to complete the survey (5-10 min):
Shape and form are the physical dimensions of two and three dimensional objects respectively.
Each space have special characteristics, which should achieve human needs. The of the question is to identify the quality list of factors that designers and researchers considered
In our Cell Culture Room we have UV lamps installed on the ceiling. Floor there is made of some kind of resin. Turns out that our floor is being easily degraded with UV light - it changed color, leaves yellow residue when being wiped with ethanol and smells funny after being exposed to UV.
We decided not too use UV until we will find a proper material to cover/replace the floor.
Could anyone please recommend a material that we should use?
As part of my research in the history of architecture, built environment, and human nature of health (including survival), I came to the thought that instead of reinventing the wheel (residential housing practices, construction, strategies etc.) what if we took away housing all together, how would we build it?
I have asked a similar question to that specification before but I am now asking from a different approach. If we modeled our housing from animals, it would most likely be characteristic of the ingenious strategies of the animals in that region or using them as a direct resource (beginnings of farming and agricultural practices).
It should also be considered that although we build based on what we know, we also have preferences and different personal hierarchy of needs within our built environment for survival. We also manipulate and experiment with matter to improve different aspects of our lives (which eventually leads to the industrial revolution, consumerism, modern technology, etc.).
Thus, the thought is, if I can put aside the personal and unique qualities of humans and their form of expression through material means, what then is left for survival? Can Maslow's hierarchy of needs be redefined into the needs of life in the built environment (as a wholesome and sustainable ecosystem between man and nature)?
The question can also be thought of in the following thought. If we were to become "animals" again, how would we define our community, neighborhood, city, region, territory, etc. What are the connected systems between other communities? For example, a bird will flock with its own kind but may select various trees or a particular tree. Assuming that animals are simple in nature and have less understanding of individuality, what then is the common factor between said different trees or location of same tree? The nest formation is also unique to the bird. What then is similar between one bird family from another with in the same species or not. Do they face a particular direction? Orientate themselves from other neighbors rather than the sun? In order to live, birds also have a way to fight parasites and disease, or co-exist with other living things. They also need food, water, and a mate for offspring and survival. They also would pick healthy waters which feed healthy plants which then feeds their source of health resources.
However, one aspect which doesn't seem to be measurable is Maslow's selection of intimacy, rather than just physical but also love as an emotion as studied with children. Is there a "spiritual" and/or "emotional" similarity between living things in their set living circumstances for survival and/or life and existence.
Even in biblical understandings, self expression is a luxury rather than a necessity. The specific laws, commandments, and lifestyles are generally simplified into the basic laws that we understand as a human species to be the basic morals of being who we are. Riches, wealth, and happiness were blessed upon those who were righteous until they abused certain laws and it was taken away through famine, war, etc. The commandments given are to allow us to be spiritually and physically/temporally free, happy, and prosperous.
It is possibly that I am trying to reinvent an ancient wheel of living. A way of living harmonious and comparable to how nature needs another life form.
I am looking for resources, discussions, and answers of anything discussed or related.
I would appreciate if you can kindly reply based on your personal research or parctical experience in the area.
In particular I'm looking at the impacts that Russian architecture leave on harbin contemporary architecture and culture as well. And I am reading the book of difting" architecture and migrancy, any other books or theories discuss about the issues?
I would like to know information about fluid structure in architecture, also the using of curves in architecture.
I'm interested in researching methods of architectural education in basic design workshops and the question is whether these methods are the same or changed according to new technologies and new students today
Searching for a method/framework/model that evaluates how, where and much the user participates in the total process of a project (although from architectural perspective, not only focused on design)
in land-use/cover changes, some factors are involved or influenced to change its surround land use pattern. in research, how can we analysis this factors and how we can find out the way to collect that data and so on? atualy in my question is "How to analyse 'Factors' Affecting Land Use Change" after collected data of questionnaire survey and interviews from different stakeholders?
I am looking for case studies where biomimicry was applied in the building services strategy (consciously or not)?
I am conducting research for my dissertation and require buildings which have (un)successfully applied biomimicry and the effects this has on the overall energy consumption, carbon emissions etc.
Thanks for any information!
Previously examined the effect of social-contextual environments on physical activity motives, but how designing environmentals in terms of architecture affect attitudes and motives for physical activity. For instance, some people would prefer to intend in environments for their physical activities which they enjoying because of its beautiful interior architecture and plan.
I would greatly appreciate if anyone kindly shares with me any plan, research and experience and guides.
¿whats mental's tools can improve our creativity in de desing process in architecture.?
¿how the creativity work in architecture?
¿Are There specific studies on creativity in architecture?
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.
Are there been any work on Hapticity related to perception of environment and architecture? Is it possible to device a haptic code and a haptic aesthetics?
Also other prizes , I am looking for researches and not just criteria.Evaluation and assessment methods that they have or new proposed methods.
I am working on a final year dissertation on 'The breakdown in relationship between design and construction'
Any relevant articles to do with the relationship between both design and construction parties would be helpful
How the techniques of accessibility and way finding and integration can be overlapped?
For example when the integration of one space in a building is high, may we say that the space is high accessible ?
Hospital is such an environment which starts with stress, worries, physical pain etc and sometimes culminating death. Every moment passes by tension, waiting, silence and many more. Has the daylight been used for those aspects or only to patients?
Daylight, IEQ, patient's well-being interrelate each other which are triggered by some external factors. This research includes some generic or special (hospital) factors concept which actually lead to these changes.
This is a refined research question that I would like to explore for my thesis. The question is specifically referring to a student's level of skills (communication, etc.) against the employers expectations of when entering the workforce
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)
Atriums are considered the heart of public buildings (hospitals/ shopping centres/ educational centres/ office buildings etc.). Not only the main spaces where social activities happen, people gather/socialise but also connect to the nature (sun/ green spaces) to meliorate the indoor environment/ levels of comfort of the buildings. We assess how the atrium by providing important, but difficult-to-measure functions such as comfort, socialisation, interface, way finding, contact with nature (for instance: the natural lighting performance of roof skylight systems in buildings with atriums) and diurnal rhythms (Adams et al., 2009; Yildirim et al., 2012).
How would an ever-changing building facade which transforms its appearance over the day and night impact the building indoor environment?
I am recently conducting a research about the resilient factor of buildings. Can you include the resilient concept into the buildings design? I would like to know if exist any research about resilient factor included in buildings design.
In any reading space, particularly libraries, there is kind of relation ship between reader, book and natural light. Reader needs natural light while reading but books doesn't in its storage place.
So how would you describe personal relationship between all of it and how does it help in shaping up the design of library design?
I am looking for input to help the development of this thesis question and/or possible avenues of research.
Input may include specific architects that strictly use physical model making to inform their design decisions or literature that might review this design technique.
All comments and criticisms are welcome.
In general: does knowing how to lay bricks, or frame walls or fit plumbing make you a better architect? Do architects value such skills in the people they work with?
Assuming that such skills are valued, how are they taught? An architecture course is long and involves learning a little bit about a lot of things. How much time should be devoted to learning such skills within a 4-5 year course?
I'm looking at physical architectural model making and it's importance within the design process. I believe that physical model making is a 'dying art form' within design and that many architects only build models for presentation purposes, rather than utilising it to inform design decisions. For students, this might stem from Architecture school / university / college and what they're taught and from a professional level, might be controlled by the restrictions of money and project budgets.
This thesis topic will aim to investigate architectural model making to prove that if incorporated into design processes, that it can save time, money and that it can better the quality of an overall design.
How I am going to approach this topic I am unsure as yet. Feel free to reply with any inputs or thoughts for discussion.
As part of a lit review in preparation for a Culture and Theory essay within a Masters program. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
I am doing research about the relationship between the use of digital technologies and architectural design in practice and education. What I am inspired by is the current trend and issues upon this topic. What do architects, professors and students think about these uses?
For example, should the form of a building be designed to fit the intended function or or the other way around?
When I create a simple steel beams and columns structure and import and export it a couple of times to and from Revit, almost everything gets messed up! Has anybody encountered such a problem?
Also, when I import a Revit-Created-IFC to Navisworks, some elements are not shown and are replaced with lines instead. Any idea why this is happening?
You can download the Revit file from the attached link.