Recent Submissions

  • Encountering the pedagogy of live and interactive architectural projects 

    Pretty, Annabel; McPherson, Peter (Queensland University of Technology, 2017)
    The use of the word “live” as a prefix for a project, is a thought-provoking, and perplexing concept; does one assume that all other projects are dead? Or is it that "(a)live," in the studio build paradigm, is about the ...
  • Design dialogues : ambiguity of “design” within Architectural Studio 

    Pretty, Annabel; McPherson, Peter (2017)
    The ambiguous nature of the word “design” offers up a complex dialectic dialogue for the architectural studio lecturers to impart to their students. Discussing the “design”, more commonly referred to as the programme or ...
  • Re-solved: iterating design solutions by understanding failure 

    McPherson, Peter; Pretty, Annabel (Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2017)
    Design is considered one of the most important parts of an architectural education. Much emphasis is placed upon the Design Studio within a School of Architecture, yet in the traditional tutor/student model how much ...
  • Metropolização Contemporânea: transformações territoriais nasmetrópoles da América Latina 

    Melchiors, L. C. (Universidade Federal do Amapá, 2017)
    Nas últimas décadas, as metrópoles passaram por profundas transformações urbanas. As novas tecnologias da informação e comunicação e o novo enfoque de governança baseado na ampla liberalização econômica impulsionaram ...
  • Why are naturally ventilated office spaces not popular in New Zealand? 

    Rasheed, E.; Byrd, Hugh; Money, B.; Mbachu, J.; Egbelakin, T. (MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), 2017-03-26)
    In this paper, we investigated the reason(s) why natural ventilation is not as popular as air-conditioned or mixed-mode ventilation systems in Green-rated office buildings in New Zealand. To achieve this, we had three ...
  • Towards appreciating the importance of windowscapes : evaluation and suggestion for improvement of New Zealand Building Code 

    Mirza, L.; Byrd, Hugh (Contemporary Urban Affairs, 2017-08-27)
    Rapid intensification of Auckland has made our visual awareness of the outdoor environment (windowscapes) more confined and restricted. The recent changes of Auckland’s windowscapes have made the shortcomings of New Zealand ...
  • Raw concepts of sustainability in vernacular dwellings : a case study of Kangbaiwan mansion in China 

    Song, X. Q.; Su, Bin (2016-08)
    The building sector is one of the highest energy consuming sectors in the world as well as in China, it is urgent to seek an energy-saving way of sustainable architecture development. From ...
  • Density, energy and metabolism of a proposed smart city 

    Mandal, A.; Byrd, Hugh (Anglo-American Publishers, 2017)
    This paper reports on a detailed analysis of the metabolism of the Island City of Mumbai should the Indian Government’s proposal for ‘smart’ cities be implemented. It focuses on the environmental impact of increased ...
  • Entre o sonho e a realidade : a habitação social no Brasil de uma perspectiva histórica 

    Melchiors, L. C.; Almeida, M. S. (Faculdade de Arquitetura Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Brasil, 2015-06-28)
    Atualmente a temática da habitação tem sido amplamente discutida pela relevância que assume para a sociedade e, especialmente, para os países da America Latina, com significativos problemas sociais. O presente trabalho faz ...
  • Exergy and the city : the technology and sociology of power (failure) 

    Byrd, Hugh; Matthewman, S. (Routledge Open Select, 2014-09-23)
    Blackouts—the total loss of electrical power—serve as a reminder of how dependent the modern world and particularly urban areas have become on electricity and the appliances it powers. To understand them we consider the ...
  • Leon Battista Alberti, mental rotation and the origins of three-dimensional computer modeling 

    Mitrovic, Branko (2015-09)
    Buildings are three-dimensional objects, but architectural communication about them occurs primarily in the two-dimensional medium of drawings. The use of drawings to communicate about buildings goes back to ancient times; ...
  • The Brazilian metropolitan regions in the context of the statute of metropolis: the importance of collaborative governance. 

    Melchiors, L. C.; Wagner, Cesar (Instytut Metropolitalny, 2016)
    The current urban situation is represented by issues that go beyond municipal boundaries and by increasingly complex arrangements between cities. Part of this complexity arises from the polycentric character of metropolitan ...
  • Self formation and innovation 

    Klasz, Walter; Bacher, Michael; Woodruffe, Paul (EdA International Journal, 2015-09-27)
    Contemporary architecture and product design is confronted with a rapidly increasing offer of new materials and technologies. At the same time a growing consciousness can be observed that some established solutions need a ...
  • City Profile: Berlin 

    Arandjelovic, Biljana; Bogunovich, Dushko (Elsevier, 2014-04)
    Berlin was the center of the Cold War conflict. • After reunification in the 90s, Berlin became the biggest building site in Europe. • Today, the productive force of Berlin lies in its culture and media industries. • Recent ...
  • The unstable city : heritage and agency 

    Budgett, Jeanette; Kaza, Krystina; McDonald, Allan (Unitec ePress, 2013-06-19)
    The Unstable City engages with questions of Auckland’s architectural heritage and draws attention to the potential widespread loss of buildings. The immediate prompt for the publication was the series of devastating ...
  • Stilled in the city by coloured light 

    Rennie, Julian (Screencity Lab, 2013-09)
    Does coloured light still have the power to silence us? In the current urban world of social media and 30-second sound bites, do we have any retreats from our “uba-paced” lifestyle? Is there time and are there places where ...