Qualitative contribution of a vr-system to architectural design: Why we failed?
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Spatial Analysis for Museum Design
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Developing a new endoscopy laboratory with digital tools.
Tampere School of Architecture had to leave its old down-town building and move to the TU Tampere university campus in Hervanta, 10 km away. In this process, the 20 years old endoscopic system "The Urban Simulator" was one of the victims. Old mechanical parts and especially the original home-built microcomputer system were too old to compete with modern computer-aided methods. A new endoscopical system is now under construction, using all of the 20-year experience, new technical components and c
A Tool for Typological Analysis
Any design problem is faced drawing from the architect's knowledge both case knowledge and general knowledge. One type of the latter is abstracted from a multiplicity of cases of which the common features are recognised in such a way as to single out a prototype representing in the best way a class of architectural objects. If applied to a set of residential buildings and to the flats in them the analysis is typological and it is one of the fundamental ways of acquiring general knowledge to be u
Learning Virtually: A Paradigm Shift in Design Education
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Creativity and Collaboration in Architecture Education in the UAE
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Efficiency of Lightweight Structural Forms: The Case of Treelike Structures - A comparative Structur
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MODELAGEM GEOM?TRICA NOS EST?GIOS INICIAIS DE APRENDIZAGEM DA PR?TICA PROJETUAL EM ARQUITETURA. GEOM
This work invests on delimitation of a Geometric Modeling study program directed to students at the initial stages of Architecture. It is considered that the studies promote a qualified control of the form based on recognition of parameters which define it, moreover it also allows the enlargement of the students geometric vocabulary, important to the architectural design activities. In this way, the program advances on the appropriation of new concepts which surround the investigations on archit
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Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet WiFi – are they terms that mean nothing to you? This unit will gently guide you to an understanding of how devices 'talk' to each other and what technologies and processes are involved. You will also look at wired and wireless communication technologies, introducing you to some of the key methods involved.
Understanding Leisure Consumption 6
Producer (requires Internet Explorer). This is the sixth in a suite or family of digital learning objects. It concludes a discussion about the evaluation of cultural texts and points the way towards a series of criteria that may be adopted or used for evaluation. References and Further Reading Adorno, T.(1991) The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture. London: Routledge ( see also reading guide) Arnold, M. (1970) Selected Prose London:Penguin Austen-Smith, D.(1994
How to Interpret Standardized Test Scores
This clip is a lesson on understanding the different test scores, keeping in mind the percentages do not correspond to letter grade percentages. A standardized test prep instructor shows how to interpret standardized test scores, understand that the SAT has
a 2400 maximum score and the ACT has a 36 maximum score, and each test is divided into several sections.
The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
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"Environmental Disaster in the Marshes of Southern Iraq"
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1.051 Structural Engineering Design (MIT)
This course aims at providing students with a solid background on the principles of structural engineering design. Students will be exposed to the theories and concepts of both concrete and steel design and analysis both at the element and system levels. Hands-on design experience and skills will be gained and learned through problem sets and a comprehensive design project. An understanding of real-world open-ended design issues will be developed. Besides regular lectures, weekly recitations and
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Understanding and classifying a stroke
Stroke is the third largest cause of death in the UK after heart disease and cancer. It is also the single leading cause of severe disability in the UK. Classification of stroke is crucial in planning treatment and is a good indication of prognosis This Learning Object helps individuals understand how to make the diagnosis of stroke using the Oxford Stroke classification. It is suitable for any health care professionals involved in the management of stroke but especially doctors and medical stu
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of
Another European Tradition: traceability of the social and the vindication of Gabriel Tarde
A rival of Durkheim, Gabriel Tarde was right to argue that the subject matter of sociology is not society but connections. The understanding of the social cannot be separated from the study of other associations. Bruno Latour is a philosopher and a sociologist and vice president for research at Sciences Po.