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Hello dear researchers and enthusiasts in the field of indigenous architecture
To answer this question, we can say that in indigenous architecture, by applying old principles and traditions in a modern way, these shortcomings can be eliminated. As a result, indigenous architecture was seen as a resource for finding solutions to some of the shortcomings and problems of modern architecture, as well as identifying the structure of society in different parts of the world.
Given the positive aspects of this type of trend, paying attention to this issue can lead to appropriate solutions to address many climate issues. These include heat and cold comfort, air conditioning and. . . Cited.
- With the growth and expansion of modern architecture and the appearance of its defects and shortcomings, architects decided to eliminate these shortcomings and deficiencies, so they turned to native architecture.
I am waiting for your interesting topics, dear ones from different parts of the world.
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Absolutely Hadi! A case in point is the use of the Architectural Data Handbook by Nuefert. During my undergraduate studies it was the Rule without Exception. Being an African I sometimes come head to head with some peculiarities demanded by many domestic and and anthropometric activities in design for a local African consumption. I was privileged to come across an African architectural data document which addressed so specific details peculiar to requirements in a typical African home- contemporary and traditional.
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What are the limitations of modular and prefabricated building systems and do you think these limitations can be overcome in the future?
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Hi dear Lauren.
What are the disadvantages of a modular house?
Modular building is not without its drawbacks! Although modules can be innovatively designed and used for a number of applications, the nature of the blockchain system means that some builders do not have good design and aesthetic flexibility.
The investment required for the factory infrastructure required to build the modules is significant, and the transportation of prefabricated members from the factory to the project site is significant. A mistake or an accident can be very costly.
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I am intrerested in modern interiors, history of them, design understanding.
I would like to study about the modernization processes and changing interiors, how they were affected by the movements of the period.
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Other magazines, journals etc are Domus (https://www.domusweb.it/en/home.html), The Architectural Review, The Architects' Journal (AJ), Interiors, Dezeen (online), ArchDaily (online), Architect, Building Design (BD), RIBA website and this website has Top 10 in their opinion some of which are already stated:
https://blog.feedspot.com/architecture_magazines. There will be others. Happy browsing, reading, discovering.
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Mies van der Rohe pithy aphorism: “Architecture is the will of the epoch translated into space” doesn’t seem to fit quite well with the modern IT generation, today. Often, new architectural forms and style expressions arise along with societal changes, and sometimes even crisis, which gives opportunities to people associated with building the challenges as well as the chances to new line of thoughts. For a large part, much of the celebrated architecture styles of today have its origin in the first half of the 20th century or earlier. The development of ENIAC, the first computer in the 1940s nor the widespread use of internet in the 1990s led to the evolution of architecture as a style movement or school of thoughts, spatially or symbolically. What did arrived, nevertheless, is the ‘smart office’, ‘smart cities’ or intelligent buildings that incorporates energy efficiency, safety and security, etc., through automation that integrates the control system into computers. But these technological evolutions are not really a style movement or initiation to new school of thoughts, per se. So, is it correct to say IT has little or no impact on architectural expressions or style movements? Share your thoughts.
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Most architectural thought is firmly based on 19th century tectonics and typologies. As a result, 60-year old information technology is mostly ignored by architects. Some would argue that in recent decade(s) there has been no critical development of architectural thought at all. I would not completely agree, but I guess it is true that pragmatism without too much thought on the basics of architecture is mostly the case now. If we interpret "IT" as the process of digitilization and vitualization which blurs the boundaries between material and information, then the impact of IT on our current days lives, cities, and buildings is huge - albeit for the most part ignored by architects.
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While doing research on slum upgrading I came across some papers that explicitly or implicitly connect modernist aesthetics, or philosophy with slum upgrading. These papers claim that both slum dwellers are attracted to this aesthetics as it symbolizes the "dream of progress", and the state promote these for political propaganda and community control.
I am looking for more information about this and I would appreciate if someone can lead me into papers/books that connect modernism (aesthetics and philosophy) to development, slums, urban poor or so on.
Thank you
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Dear Jose Rafael Nunez Collado, this is an interesting question that has been (and still is) part of my own research. I am attaching an article that I co-authored about this subject which was published in 2012 in the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography.
Also, Marshall Berman's classic "All that is solid..." greatly shows how the urban upgrading in New York, led by Robert Moses, was inspired by philosophies of modernity; it also shows how marginalized city residents embraced its 'dream of progress' while at the same time suffering from it.
Finally, this 2010 book is also very insightful: Rethinking the Informal City: Critical Perspectives from Latin America, Edited by Felipe Hernández, Peter Kellett and Lea K. Allen
Good luck with your research.
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How to use traditional architecture architecture in modern architecture
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The traditional methods (concepts & techniques), mostly found in historic cores, can be used as principles and potentials for architects to design modern buildings and urban subdivisions as well. For example, natural ventilation systems in the traditional architecture in the Middle East and hot-arid regions are good examples. Another example is the compacted urban forms, which reduced the exposure of the built forms' surfaces to the sun and also shaped walk-able communities, that can be seen in the historic towns and cities.
In this regard, these are good works.
- Fathy, Hassan. Architecture for the poor: an experiment in rural Egypt. University of Chicago press, 2010.
- Soflaee, F., and M. Shokouhian. "Natural cooling systems in sustainable traditional architecture of Iran." In Printed in Proceeding of the International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling For The Built Environment (PALENC 2005), Greece, Santorini. 2005.
- Van der Ryn, Sim, and Stuart Cowan. Ecological design. Island press, 2013.
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I am looking for feedback on significant publications (environmental psychology, urban design, architecture and planning) since 2000, that could be used as directives.
 
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I do not see meaning in looking for a correlation. What are the precise variables? There are many...With regard to psychological aspects, consider this very comprehensive and authoritative review by Robert Gifford, published in 2007. 
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The modern architecture has to draw attention or remain imperceptible.
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It is really difficult to consider expressiveness of building without considering first the context in which it is going to be inserted, that is without looking first into specific character of the city of which it will make part. I think that only by looking at a building as a sculpture we can talk about expressiveness. But from the moment we are interesting in its architecture we have to take into consideration local typological aspects, materials and construction methods so as to be able to give to our architecture the possibility to dialogue with the surroundings and then to be able to be expressed.
Ludwig Hilberseimer had analysed thoroughly in his text Berliner Architektur der 20er Jahre (Architecture in Berlin during the 1920s) the difference between Expressionists and Elementarists and according to me is a still valid research, because many of the themes he is occupied with are still problems of current architecture and debate.
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Modern architecture rejected the historical elements of architecture and it is accepted almost world wide which can be observed in the form of conventional architecture. Arch is also a historical, structural as well as ornamental element marginalized by modernists. I want to know the importance of study and researches over arches in historical buildings in the contemporary world
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This kind of research is significant for a better understanding of the structural performance and response of old arch structures and also helps the engineering community for renovation, conservation and preservation of these monuments.
A few relevant articles are:
Betti, M., Drosopoulos, G. A., & Stavroulakis, G. E. (2008). Two non-linear finite element models developed for the assessment of failure of masonry arches. Comptes Rendus Mécanique, 336(1), 42-53.
Vermeltfoort, A. T. (2001). Analysis and experiments of masonry arches. Historical Constructions, 7-9.
Sinopoli, A., Corradi, M., & Foce, F. (1995). A modern evaluation of the historical theories about masonry or stone arches”. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Arch Bridges (pp. 131-142).
Flaga, K., & Kwiecień, A. (2010). Efficiency of CFRP strengthening of arches tested by failure of historical building after the inappropriate repair intervention.Advanced Materials Research, 133, 837-842.
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Trachtenberg mentioned in his book "Architecture, From Pre-History to Postmodernism", that Post Modern Architecture actually is not a new movement in architecture but best described as Hyper Modern Architecture.
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You need to think about such movements as not necessarily being sequentially developmental. Post modernism was in many ways a reaction to modernism and rejected many of its tenets. However modernism didn't just die but continued to develop and can be described in many ways one of which is hyper. Or beyond.
However be careful these categories are mostly invented by critics and architects themselves frequently complain about be so categorised
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I am currently exploring this field of study for my thesis preparation, and I would need more assistance in understanding the question to help refine my research question.
My research question is: how the ways and means of concrete and glass detailing are worked to enrich an architecture design?
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i think u should concentrate on the functionability,human comfort levels,issues of glareand conductive heat gain of both glass and concrete while working out the design instead of mere aesthetics.
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I've spent several days looking for works on modern architecture in which analysis techniques of text mining have been applied, but I have located only very specific studies. Does anybody know any researcher or research group that is working on these issues? And any research paper?. Thank you so much.
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Fabio Gasparetti: have you used Watson yourself? Any insights? Thanks.
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Does modern design help break the barriers of claustrophobia?
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Your question isn't easy to answer but maybe you can find a good answer in the film art. For example, architectural design gives good standards for break the barriers of claustrophobia. Maybe these Links can help you:
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Can modular design limit architectural design individuality?
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Some negative impacts could include increased preparation time, delays in delivery on-site, construct-ability problems and increased upfront cost (though this is generally offset over time). Also, as I think your description pointed to, it can often lead to more repetitive design. It is interesting to consider the psychological effects of this. These articles may be helpful :
-Léger, J 1985, 'The prefabricated house: Is it really a home?', Journal Of Environmental Psychology, 5, 4, pp. 345-354, PsycINFO, EBSCOhost, viewed 12 May 2014.
-Caia, G, Ventimiglia, F, & Maass, A n.d., 'Container vs. dacha: The psychological effects of temporary housing characteristics on earthquake survivors', Journal Of Environmental Psychology, 30, 1, pp. 60-66, Social Sciences Citation Index, EBSCOhost, viewed 22 May 2014.