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Virtual Sketching: Instructional Low Resolution Virtual Reality Simulations
This research paper describes the implementation of virtual reality immersive simulation studios in academia, facilitated by the use of the ?Virtual Sketching Method? (VSM). The VSM allows the basic expression of architectural forms and the perceptual experience of interior and exterior spaces. It fosters simulations based on render-less (low resolution) visualization in contrast to other simulation workflows based on render-more (high resolution) visualization techniques. It bridges between
Author(s): Angulo, Antonieta; Velasco, Guillermo V?squez de

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A Procedural Model for Integrating Physical and Cyberspaces in Architecture
This dissertation articulates opportunities offered by architectural computation, in particular the digital simulation of space known as virtual reality (VR) and its networked, social variant cyberspace. Research suggests that environments that hybridize technologies call for a conception of space as information, i.e. space is both a product of and tool for cognition. The thesis proposes a model whereby architecture can employ this concept of space in creating hybrids that integrate physical a
Author(s): Anders, P.

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Envisioning Cyberspace: Designing 3D Electronic Spaces
Free of the constraints of physical form and limited only by imagination, new environments spring to life daily in a fantastic realm called cyberspace. The creators of this new virtual world may be programmers, designers, architects, even children. In this invigorating exploration of the juncture between cyberspace and the physical world, architect Peter Anders brings together leading-edge cyberspace art and architecture ... inspiring new techniques and technologies ... unexpected unions of real
Author(s): Anders, P.

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Morphological indicators of solar exposure
This paper investigates the relation between the shading condition and geometrical configuration of neighborhood-scale developments. It introduces a straightforward method for measuring shadow areas casted on buildings? roofs and facades ? in urban areas ? using digital 3D models. Employing this method for measuring shadow areas in nine neighborhoods in Jinan, China, at six different time points on summer and winter solstices ? a total of 54 sample measurements ? this study develops two regressi
Author(s): Amindarbari, Reza

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Evolutionary Algorithms in Islamic Architecture
The cosmological nature of Islamic architecture makes it a useful case study for the capability of the adaptation, assimilation and accommodation with the development of evolutionary algorithms and their applications in architectural design. Genetic algorithm derives its structure from the observation of nature. We shall review the concept of intelligent agents and their organization into complex adaptive systems as well as genetic-type algorithms for learning and evolution. Since algorithmic ar
Author(s): Al-Rawi, Osama

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Temporary Architecture: An urban mirage
One of the emerging multidisciplinary contemporary art practices is interactive installation art, which is concerned with constructing a temporary artistic environment that is digital, responsive and engaging. It is usually displayed within existing architectural context whether indoor in a gallery space or outdoor in a public space. Recent examples of such art projects show that interactivity and illusion are effectively present and highly influential in the perception and memory of the place.
Author(s): Al-Mousa , Sukainah Adnan

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DesignScript: Scalable Tools for Design Computation
Design computation based on data flow graph diagramming is a well-established technique. The intention of DesignScript is to recognise this type of data flow modeling as a form of ?associative? programming and to combine this with the more conventional ?imperative? form of programming into a single unified computational design application. The use of this application is intended to range from very simple graph based exploratory ?proto-programming? as used by novice end-user programmers to multi-
Author(s): Aish, Robert

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Integrating Sustainability in the Architectural Design Education Process - Taxonomy of Challenges an
The last decade have seen substantial calls and increasing pressure for developing an integrated design teaching framework, where sustainability is an imperative priority. This paper focuses on presenting a taxonomy of the main challenges encountered within the educational domain, in the attempt to reach an effective integration. The paper also presents a set guidelines to address and try to resolve the noted challenges. As the use of Building Performance Simulation (BPS) applications is a centr
Author(s): Ahmed Sarhan and Peter Rutherford

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Biomimetic-Computational Design for Double Facades in Hot Climates - A Porous Folded Fa?ade for Offi
Biomimetic design is an approach that is gaining momentum among architects and designers. Computational design and performance simulation software represent powerful tools that help in applying biomimetic ideas in architectural design and in understanding how such proposals would behave. This paper addresses the challenge of reducing cooling loads while trying to maintain daylight needs of office buildings in hot climatic regions. Specifically, it focuses on double skin facades whose application
Author(s): Ahmar, Salma El and Fioravanti, Antonio

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Transforming Grammars for Goal Driven Style Innovation
Shape grammar transformations have been used for developing new design styles by the systematic modification of grammars that encode existing styles. We make use of a style description scheme to aid grammar transformations for goal driven style change. A rule base was authored for the design of Greek temple facades, and was augmented with a style description scheme. These were tested at a student workshop wherein students were asked to develop grammars based on given style briefs. Results gained
Author(s): Ahmad, Sumbul; Chase, Scott C.

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Interactive Storytelling and Its Role in the Design Process
Projects of ever increasing complexity and size have incited the need for new and robust design methodologies and tools in an effort to manage complexity, lower costs, ascertain quality and reduce risk. Technology convergence through the growing availability of networked computers, rapid progress in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and information management have encouraged the undertaking of even more complex designs that demand high degrees of interaction, collaboration and the efficient sharing an
Author(s): Ahmad Rafi, M.E., Che Zulkhairi, A. and Karbouloni

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Assessment of a Physical Planning Project through Virtual Reality: A case study
The study reports an application of VR models in the assessment of a part of physical planning project. The project outputs were different reports, GIS data and maps, and CAD drawings. The GIS data were used to create the VR models by importing Shpfiles of the GIS project outputs to VR software. The study presents VR models and the assessment of the physical planning project in terms of: 1) effect of the population increase, 2) effect of the required residential units, and 3) quality assurance f
Author(s): Abdelhameed, Wael

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Digital-Media Impact on the Decision-Making Capability of Architects
The underlying assumption of the research is that media the representational environments of architects? design thoughts, have impact on the way by which architects practice design and develop their design capabilities. This research aims at exploring the interrelationship between the media used by the architect and the development that might occur in the Decision-Making capability.The role of digital media in the architectural design process has become exploration and suggestion of what is bein
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Application of fuzzy time series to population forecasting
The potential of fuzzy logic application in simulating of demographic processes by the example of population forecasting task hasbeen investigated. The particularities of population as dynamical system functioning under the condition of uncertainty have beenexamined and fuzzy statement problem has been suggested. The strategy of population forecasting using the method of fuzzy timeseries model has been proposed. The simulations on retrospective evaluation of population are carried out and on the
Author(s): Abbasov, A.M. and Mamedova, M.H.

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Supervised Classification
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Regents Park Mosque JLP01_10_04302

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The Islamic Cultural Centre and The London Central Mosque, 146 Park Road, Regents Park, Westminster, London. A crane ready to lift the crescent to the top of the golden dome during construction. Photographed in March 1977 for John Laing construction company.
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Klimasymmetry, Locating Thermal Tactility
The Klimasymmetry research project is part of ongoing investigations that ask how the design of a surface emanating radiant heating and cooling can influence the non-visual spatial boundaries created by asymmetrical thermal conditions. This research investigates the nature of the surface as an initiator of a thermal environment in an attempt to locate thermal tactility and the spatial perception according to radiant heat transfer. Surface qualities such as the quantity of area and thermal capaci
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LSE Night of Ideas | Session 8 | Citizens of Nowhere, Citizenship and Transnationalism [Audio]
Speaker(s): Simon Glendinning, Nancy Green and Pap Ndiaye | Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of a worldwide series of events coordinated by the Institut français, the Night of Ideas will bring together leading researchers from France, the UK and Europe to discuss changing ideas of democracy, citizenship, and truth. What conceptual frameworks can we apply to understand “post-truth politics”? What light can an exercise in comparison shed on the questions
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Indian Raga Music
The music of North India is mesmerising, and shrouded in tradition and culture. There, raga is the art of life - it is the music of the mind. The tracks in this album focus on three instruments - the tabla, the alap and the voice - all central to the existence of Raga. Each instrument is broken down into the individual sounds that make up the intricate compositions. Performances on all three complete this introduction to the fascinating sound of Raga. This material is drawn from The Open Unive
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