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With architectural firms, owners are often managers whose characteristics may influence the firm structure. This study investigated the relationships between ownership characteristics, organizational structure, and performance of architectural firms. Utilizing a sample of architectural [...]

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The operational phase of a building project has increasingly gained importance with their energy performance becoming valuable and determining their operational excellence. In most heritage building projects (HBPs), the operational energy use aspects are less considered, and a systematic [...]

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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 [...]

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Due to the climate change debate, a lot of research and maps of external climate parameters are available. However, maps of indoor climate performance parameters are still lacking. This paper presents a methodology for obtaining maps of performances of similar buildings that are virtually [...]

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Don Quixote’s fascination with Master Peter’s puppet show has spurred artists and stage directors from the 19th century to the present, creating and recreating a definitive repertoire of adaptations for puppets based on Cervantes’ works. As might be expected, in terms of [...]

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This article analyzes the production of  Calderon’s comedia Antes que todo es mi dama, directed by Adolfo Marsillach in 1987 and its rupture with the modern tradition of staging  Golden Age classical plays in Spain. This analysis studies the scenic and interpretative mechanisms [...]

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In conceptualizing information systems always there have been a dilemma between two options: either use them as mere automation tool over the existing situation, or convert it in an enhancer element, i.e. a radical transformation facilitator. A historical example is examined and future [...]

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Uneix, the information system that integrates the management data of twelve Catalonian universities, is described. It tracks needs, resources and results in numerous categories: faculty, staff, programs of study, students, job market for recent graduates, costs, etc. The system is [...]

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This article presents a simple comparative model which has been developed for the estimation of the performance of photovoltaic (PV) products' cells in indoor environments. The model predicts the performance of PV solar cells, as a function of the distance from a spectrum of artificial [...]

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The composition of the dramatic texts of the Golden Age aims at their on stage peformance, and so, some of their textual elements direct them towards a particular staging. The play La franchota has, on one hand, characters which, when performed, can be easily identified by the spectators [...]