• A. Zuniga-Teran, B. Orr, R. Gimblett, N. Chalfoun, S. Marsh, D. Guertin, S. Going

    Research from multiple domains has provided insights into how neighborhood design can be improved to have a more favorable effect on physical activity, a concept known as [...]

  • A. Zuniga-Teran, B. Orr, R. Gimblett, N. Chalfoun, S. Going, D. Guertin, S. Marsh

    Prevailing city design in many countries has created sedentary societies that depend on automobile use. Consequently, architects, urban designers, and land planners have developed [...]

  • G. Zhu
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 10-22

    Chinas civilization is ancient. The countrys architectural heritage conservation activity is an integral part of the world conservation movement. This paper gives a general [...]

  • X. Zhuang, S. Zhao
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 199-212

    This study uses multiple regression to investigate the effects of land and building use on population, land price, and passengers. Initially, we abstract annual data on land [...]

  • X. Zhou, D. Yan, X. Shi
    (2017). Vol. 6 pp. 42-52

    Two types of air conditioning (AC) systems generally exist, namely, centralized and decentralized AC systems. This study focuses on three actual engineering projects of residential [...]

  • J. Zhou

    This paper reviews the research, policy proposals and recommendations, implemented policies, and programs on sustainable transportation since 2000, with regional focus on [...]

  • S. Zhao, A. Ohgai
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 251-252

  • J. Zhang, W. Chen
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 74-84

    This paper presents the framework and results of analysis of the building materials used in traditional Chinese copper halls. The analysis of the Kunming copper hall (KCH) [...]

  • Z. Zhai, A. Osborne
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 468-475

    The goal of the air distribution inside a hospital operating room (OR) is to protect the patient and staff from cross-infection while maintaining occupant comfort and not [...]

  • Y. Yu
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 234-242

    The environment in villages in Southwest China has been experiencing constant changes, indicating related change-inducing factors as well as their constitution and hierarchy. [...]

  • S. Lau, Z. Gou, Y. Liu
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 452-467

    This paper examines the architectural and landscape design strategies and intentions for green, open spaces facilities targeting stress alleviation for learning environments [...]

  • L. Yonghui, H. Xie, J. Wang, X. Li
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 483-487

    Grey brick is a key material in Chinese traditional architecture. The isothermal sorption curve of grey bricks is one of the basic moisture characteristics for studying the [...]

  • J. Yang, Y. Yang, W. Tang
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 405-410

    Starting with exploration from the perspective of urban spaces, this research was conducted by analyzing the functional areas—urban centers with the most highlighted contradictions [...]

  • B. Wiryomartono

    What is modernity in architecture? In English speaking world, the question is likely impossible to answer without considering the works of Peter Reyner Banham (1922–1988). [...]

  • G. Ivanovic
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 36-43

    The present research introduces the Activity Counter Maps (ACM) as a methodology for visualizing peoples social spaces, arguing that accurate representations of these spaces [...]

  • M. Wang, B. Yu
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 305-315

    The paper presents means and models of city-landscape characteristic structure construction on the aspect of landscape aesthetics subjects, which is called the landscape characteristic [...]

  • X. Wang, P. Hu, Y. Zhu

    Urban fringe area is the most important space for city development. It includes several complicated elements, such as population, space, and management organization. On the [...]

  • T. Wang, R. Krishnamurti, K. Shimada
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 337-347

    In this paper, the surface tessellation problem is explored, in particular, the task of meshing a surface with the added consideration of incorporating constructible building [...]

  • X. Wang, H. Altan, J. Kang
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 56-67

    The parametric study of the indoor environment of green buildings focuses on the quantitative and qualitative improvement of residential building construction in China and [...]

  • J. Wang
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 248-250

    Witnessing more than three decades of sustained and rapid economic growth, China has become a nation that enjoys the fastest rate of urbanization, the largest quantities of [...]

  • Z. Wang

    More than 60% of older Americans have sedentary lifestyles1 and are recommended more physical activities for health benefit. Nearby outdoor environments on residential sites [...]

  • J. Wang
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 40-43

    Historical urban areas are the memory of a city, and the overall landscape they constitute displays the typical scene of a city in a certain historical period. Thus, they [...]

  • Y. Wang
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 34-39

    The Grand Canal is of incomparable importance to ancient China, which still serves its original functions in the current society. Given its outstanding value, the conservation [...]

  • J. Wang

  • B. Vivio
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 202-211

    The Italian historiography of the architecture of the second half of the Twentieth century has not given due weight to the dialectic qualities of work of Franco Minissi on [...]

  • S. Verderber, S. Jiang, G. Hughes, Y. Xiao
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 238-249

    The architectural design competition remains a widely accepted method to advance design innovation, creativity, theoretical discourse, and the profession. In the realm of [...]

  • M. Michiani, J. Asano
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 412-424

    The disappearance of vernacular buildings is a common phenomenon worldwide and in Indonesia. The Banjarese house, a type of Indonesian vernacular architecture, is a typical [...]

  • A. Tzonis
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 76-78

  • A. Tzonis
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 224-226

  • A. Tzonis
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 331-333

  • A. Tzonis
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 477-479

  • C. Akın, A. Bekleyen, M. Yıldırım
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 360-370

    The traditional houses of the residential areas in and around Siirt in the southeastern region of Turkey are notable because of their interesting forms. The most successful [...]

  • S. Tsuboi, S. Ikaruga, T. Kobayashi
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 403-411

    The world population is continually increasing, but the Japanese population is decreasing. By 2050, the Japanese population is calculated to be close to 100 million people, [...]

  • G. Cardoso, F. Vecchia
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 271-282

    This article shows experimentally the thermal performance of two test cells with different coverage systems, Light Green Roof (LGR) and ceramic roof by analyzing internal [...]

  • G. Cardoso, S. Neto, F. Vecchia
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 348-356

    This paper discusses the response of the thermal insulation lining of rigid foam polyurethane (PU) derived from castor oil (Ricinus communis ) in heat conditions, based on [...]

  • P. Tang
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 178-185

    Most of the local cities of Japan are suffering from the depopulation in central district (C.D.). In Okayama city, the government had induced some strategies such as supply [...]

  • H. Taleb
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 154-165

    Passive design responds to local climate and site conditions in order to maximise the comfort and health of building users while minimising energy use. The key to designing [...]

  • M. Takashi, H. Shuichi, O. Daisuke, T. Masahiko, S. Jun
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 1-10

    Various techniques for creating a comfortable thermal environment and saving energy have been proposed and employed in residential buildings in many countries, including Japan. [...]

  • Á. Szűcs
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 50-66

    Open public spaces provide venues for cultural, recreational events and promote informal social contact between citizens. Successful outdoor spaces promote comfort and invite [...]

  • L. Sun, T. Fukuda, T. Tokuhara, N. Yabuki
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 28-35

    In the digital age, physical models are still used as major tools in architectural and urban design processes. The reason why designers still use physical models remains unclear. [...]

  • L. Sun, T. Fukuda, B. Resch
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 348-357

    In the spatial design fields such as architectural design and urban design, a consensus-building process among a variety of stakeholders like project executors, architects, [...]

  • H. Sun
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 301-318

    This study examines the interrelatedness between the hierarchical structure of China׳s urban system and high-speed railway (HSR) network planning at the national level. As [...]

  • A. Stavridou
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 127-145

    This study explores architectural design by examining air, fluid mechanics, and the natural ventilation of buildings. In this context, this research introduces a new way of [...]

  • H. Sotoudeh, W. Abdullah
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 85-93

    Historic city cores in many countries either fell into neglect or suffered from harmful developments. Due to a variety of reasons, conservation projects failed to preserve [...]

  • X. Shi, W. She, H. Zhou, Y. Zhang, F. Shi, W. Chen
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 23-33

    Architectural heritage conservation is an important field in architectural research. The Hui-style vernacular dwelling is an essential architectural heritage of China. Its [...]

  • L. Shen, Z. Li, J. Zeng, J. Li
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 295-304

    According to the information of 231 cultural and creative industry parks on the Internet literature, this research classified and studied the park elements from the text using [...]

  • K. Shekhawat
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 324-330

    In most applications, such as urbanism and architecture, randomly utilizing given spaces is certainly not favorable. This study proposes an explicit algorithm for utilizing [...]

  • A. Sharma
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 24-34

    The ubiquitous sameness of urban greenways prompts questions on generative design grammar and syntax, whether creative, critical rethinking at that level might be lacking. [...]

  • J. Shao
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 362-372

    Recent innovations in modern architectural technology facilitated the development and widespread utilisation of sustainable commercial buildings for sustainable social development. [...]

  • N. Ramzy
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 338-353

    Cultural background plays a significant role in the sphere of visual art. Semiotics as a discipline is recognized as a useful tool in gauging cultural background and identifying [...]

  • D. Shach-Pinsly, I. Porat
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 279-289

    The planning process in a planning studio demonstrates a microcosm of diverse concepts of ideologies and identities seeking acknowledgment and spatial recognition. In the [...]

  • M. Sebti, D. Alkama, A. Bouchair
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 322-337

    The architecture of the Ouargla Ksar has long been recognized as an example of adaptation to harsh climate in the deep desert of Algeria. Over the last few decades, it has [...]

  • A. Schijndel, H. Schellen
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 121-133

    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 [...]

  • M. Hossain
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 420-434

    The Mughal settlements are an integral part of Old Dhaka. Uncontrolled urbanization, changes in land use patterns, the growing density of new settlements, and modern transportation [...]

  • J. Savoini, Z. Lafhaj
    (2017). Vol. 6 pp. 89-95

    This paper presents an overview of the functional dimensioning (FD) concept applied to the construction sector. FD addresses the issue of tolerance, construction involves [...]

  • E. Samuel, E. Joseph-Akwara, A. Richard
    (2017). Vol. 6 pp. 29-41

    Given the ability of building information models (BIM) to serve as a multidisciplinary data repository, this study attempts to explore and exploit the sustainability value [...]

  • S. Salvo

    The framework of the Italian restoration doctrine is based on the reception and transmission of the memory of the past. However, interventions in modern architecture represent [...]

  • H. Safari, F. Moridani, S. Mahdzar
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 499-507

    Legibility is based on landmarks and geometry. Visitors in a space learn to “read” an area by using three- and two-dimensional cues. This research aimed to determine the [...]

  • D. Ruggeri, D. Young
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 15-26

    Critics have pointed at new technologies as culprits in the decline of civic life, neighboring and social capital construction in Western societies. When applied to community [...]

  • X. Ruan
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 332-340

    Utzon throughout his life time designed and built three houses for himself and his family. A study of these houses shows the slow development of a doubt, albeit understated, [...]

  • S. Rossi, M. Pellizzari
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 435-444

    Inaugurated in June 2012, the Carapace at Castelbuono Estate Winery in Italy is a highly interesting example of biomorphic architecture. The structure, an artistic creation [...]

  • Q. Roslan, S. Ibrahim, R. Affandi, M. Nawi, A. Baharun
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 126-133

    Increase of indoor temperature compared with outdoor temperature is a major concern in modern house design. Occupants suffer from this uncomfortable condition because of overheating [...]

  • M. Ismail
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 30-41

    Acoustics is an important factor in mosque prayer halls that had not been given extensive concern during the architectural design stages. Eventually, the importance of speech [...]

  • M. Ismail
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 162-177

    The development of sustainability has made the application of green concepts to cityscapes and urban design mandatory and has popularized the installation of vegetation on [...]

  • M. Ismail
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 55-68

    A questionnaire study was conducted to investigate the soundscape preferences of the sonic environment in Cairo. Participants, who were Cairo residents, were questioned about [...]

  • M. Rashid, D. Ara
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 46-55

    Vernacular buildings across the globe provide instructive examples of sustainable solutions to building problems. Yet, these solutions are assumed to be inapplicable to modern [...]

  • R. Ramilo, M. Embi
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 431-451

    The development and use of design technology for architecture in the modern world have led to the emergence of various design methodologies. Current design research has focused [...]

  • A. Pratiwi, S. Zhao, X. Mi
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 285-295

    Many cities organize cultural festivals to promote their distinctiveness, boost the local economy, and enhance quality of life. However, urban spaces are packed with visitors [...]

  • X. Qu, D. Matsushita, T. Yoshida, M. Han
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 58-68

    This paper used Active Radio Frequency Identification (Active RFID) technology to identify in which rooms fathers and their child tend to stay together and talk, and in which [...]

  • M. Pourjafar, M. Amini, E. Varzaneh, M. Mahdavinejad
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 10-19

    A city is a vital organism that lives and grows like other organisms. Therefore, implementing development plans that would provide a sense of unity and integration in relation [...]

  • K. Perini
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 267-277

    Several researches show the environmental and microclimatic benefits of the integration of vegetation in architecture, however the potentialities of vertical and horizontal [...]

  • A. Campanelli
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 213-223

    The restoration of the former Pirelli Tower in Milan, which dates back to the early 1950s, is an example of various issues in approaching the “conservation of the new”. [...]

  • Y. Park, S. Ham
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 63-73

    This study identifies the spatial characteristics and relationships of each used space according to the multiplex type. In this study, multiplexes are classified according [...]

  • R. Panella, M. Tugnoli
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 171-185

    The new Hall of Marcus Aurelius in the Capitoline Museums, located within the ancient site of Giardino Romano, displays the original statue of the Roman emperor of the 2nd [...]

  • Z. Othman, R. Aird, L. Buys
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 12-23

    Traditional Islamic teachings and traditions involve guidelines that have direct applications in the domestic sphere. The principles of privacy, modesty, and hospitality are [...]

  • Z. Othman, L. Buys
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 383-391

    The topics on toilets, defecation and perianal cleansing may be perceived as taboo subjects in daily discussions but are markedly important from health and hygienical perspectives. [...]

  • K. Oosterhuis
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 411-420

    The world around us is evolving. We are living inside evolution. As a practicing architect I find nothing more natural than to look around me and implement relevant changes [...]

  • S. Onmura, S. Hokoi, D. Ogura
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 301-309

    In Japan, tile exfoliation from external walls is a serious problem that must be prevented. In our previous study, a tiled concrete sample was dried at a temperature of 105 [...]

  • A. Ilesanmi
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 134-142

    This paper explored through a literature review, the domains of research in Architecture and the nature of doctoral research, with a view to contributing to the evolving research [...]

  • M. Fadeyi, K. Alkhaja, M. Sulayem, B. Abu-Hijleh
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 166-177

    This study presents findings of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) investigations conducted in elementary schools׳ classrooms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Average TVOC, [...]

  • E. Ibem, A. Opoko, A. Adeboye, D. Amole
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 178-190

    This study assessed the performance of residential buildings in public housing estates in urban areas of Ogun State Southwest Nigeria. It was based on the notion that users' [...]

  • P. Adewale, O. Adhuze

    The competence of fresh graduates of architecture has been continuously criticized by the industry for inadequate knowledge. This is often blamed on the poor standard of education [...]

  • C. Lo, T. Chang, I. Lai
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 358-367

    Linking pieces of design information for inspiration are an important part of the early phase of the design process. One key linking operation is assembling, wherein designers [...]

  • S. Nazidizaji, A. Tomé, F. Regateiro
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 318-329

    Understanding the cognitive processes of the human mind is necessary to further learn about design thinking processes. Cognitive studies are also significant in the research [...]

  • S. Nazidizaji, A. Tomé, F. Regateiro
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 413-423

    The design studio is the core of the architecture curriculum. Interpersonal interactions have a key role during the processes of design and critique. The influence of emotional [...]

  • L. Napoli, P. Baldassarri
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 91-99

    Palazzo Valentini, a historical site of Rome׳s Provincial Administration, is located at the heart of the city. The building was purchased in 1827 by Vincenzo Valentini, a [...]

  • F. Naceur
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 400-408

    This paper explores how modifications of urban space in informal settlements influence residents′ quality of life and perceptions of safety. This is a case study of Bouakal, [...]

  • J. Mundo-Hernández, M. Valerdi-Nochebuena, J. Sosa-Oliver
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 330-340

    This paper presents the results obtained from a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) study conducted in an old fabric building called “La Violeta ”. This structure has been [...]

  • D. Morgareidge, H. CAI, J. JIA
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 250-264

    Planning the design of the emergency department (ED) is a complex process. Hospital leaders and architects must consider many complex and interdependent factors, including [...]

  • P. Moonen, T. Defraeye, V. Dorer, B. Blocken, J. Carmeliet
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 197-228

    The global trend towards urbanisation explains the growing interest in the study of the modification of the urban climate due to the heat island effect and global warming, [...]

  • N. Mohtashami, M. Mahdavinejad, M. Bemanian
    (2016). Vol. 5 pp. 319-331

    In this paper, the city prosperity manifest is analyzed through a logical process and a framework is then proposed for designing healthy buildings in Tehran. The current status [...]

  • C. Mitterer, H. Künzel, S. Herkel, A. Holm
    (2012). Vol. 1 pp. 229-235

    Designing energy efficient and comfortable buildings requires harmonizing the complex interactions of architecture, construction and building service engineering. The building [...]

  • F. Halifeoglu
    (2013). Vol. 2 pp. 209-221

    The ancient walls of Diyarbakir are the citys most important urban element, exhibiting an artistic grace through the arrangement of the towers, architectural values, dimensions, [...]

  • M. Meagher
    (2015). Vol. 4 pp. 159-165

    The integration of responsive components in architecture offers the potential to enhance the experience of the building by giving expression to fleeting, changeable aspects [...]

  • I. Rian, M. Sassone
    (2014). Vol. 3 pp. 298-323

    The shapes of trees are complex and fractal-like, and they have a set of physical, mechanical and biological functions. The relation between them always draws attention of [...]



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