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Learning about Architecture: The Art of Making and Being

This paper discusses experiences within design-build programs and the role of critical reflection in architectural education. It introduces a model for future programs alongside a framework for transformative architectural learning.

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Published Online: February 15, 2017

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Outside In: Using the Animation of the Weather to Improve Building Occupants’ Well-Being and Raise Awareness of Passive Energy and Rainwater Saving

An exploration of how the natural movements of sunlight, wind, and rain can be used to reduce stress in building occupants while increasing the visibility of underused sustainable practices.

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Published Online: October 25, 2016

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Relational Dialectic and Durational Simultaneity: A Meta-Model in Design Education

An examination of the possibilities engendered by a pedagogical meta-model approach to context analysis and design studio praxis.

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Published Online: October 25, 2016

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Using Building Energy Models in the Evaluation of Retrofit Strategies for Industrial Buildings in Italy

This is an experimental study to develop energy saving potential strategies in prefabricated industrial buildings by using building-energy models to compare and evaluate different energy-retrofitting solutions.

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Published Online: October 25, 2016

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Creating Unique Learning Opportunities through the Design of a Natural Outdoor Environment for Learning and Play

This article contains research and discussion about the design of a natural, outdoor environment for one elementary school in the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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Published Online: October 25, 2016

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Developing Abstraction through Experience in Architectural Pedagogies: Making is Connecting

This paper discusses the development of abstract thinking in architectural pedagogies, its effect on design learning, and developments in architectural theory/pedagogy for forms of education that account for embodied experience.

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Published Online: July 5, 2016

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Effects of Detail and Navigability on Size Perception in Virtual Environments

This study empirically explores the impact of detail level and media format on viewer perception, focusing on spatial size perception in 3D computer-mediated visualization.

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Published Online: July 5, 2016

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User-centered, Research-based Design of Futuristic Intensive Care Units

This paper discusses ergonomics and user-centred design approaches in health-services environments, specifically Intensive Care Units in Australian hospitals, through a research project developed with Industrial Design master’s students in 2012.

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Published Online: April 4, 2016

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A View to Space and Design through Play: A Research Project at the Architectural Design Studio

With its joyful, inspiring, and experiential qualities, play is a basic space creator. This paper describes the results of urban architectural design projects based on "design through play."

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Published Online: April 4, 2016

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From Manual to Hybrid, Parametric Mashrabiya: Digital Workflow for the Re-envisioning and Conservation of Eastern Architectural Screens and the Engagement of Digital Tectonics

An investigation to the possible implementation of local additive manufactured and customized window screens of cultural value to enhance the globalism of Middle Eastern dwellings design.

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Published Online March 31, 2016

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