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Generative Design Methods - Implementing Computational Techniques in Undergraduate Architectural Edu
In continuation to the Deceptive Landscape Installation research project (Agkathidis, Kocat?rk 2014), this paper investigates the implementation of generative design techniques in undergraduate architectural design education. After reviewing the main definitions of generative design synoptically, we have assessed the application of a modified generative method on a final year, undergraduate design studio, in order to evaluate its potential and its suitability within the framework of a research l
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The "Real Space - Cyberspace" Paradigm
In a chain of "real - perceived - imagined space" the computer reduces to a uniform model of only real and imagined space. It cannot undertake man's function or it cannot build the perception model. However, perception assumes physiological perception, psychological estimation and understanding, and emotional ho-experience. For a person the seizing of space during perception is constructing temporary spatial images and their development. The communicative relations of the person with environment
Author(s): Agranovich-Ponomarieva, E. and Litvinova, A.

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Find the Missing Leg of a Right Triangle
The legs of a right triangle are the sides that are adjacent to its right angle. Sometimes we have problems that ask us to find a missing length of one of these legs. This video explains how to use the Pythagorean theorem to find a missing leg of a triangle, but only if the length measure of the hypotenuse and the other one of the legs is known. (1:27)
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Categorization of building product models in BIM Content Library portals
BIM Content Libraries are performing as online sources for building product models. In order to effectively use the product models, it is important to organize them systematically within these databases. But currently there is no standard or guideline for this purpose. Products in these libraries are being categorized based on different criteria such as the object classes in the target platform, by referring to multiple classification systems or based on customized categories. This paper studies
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Interactive Animation on the Macintosh II
The efficiency of images in communication between humans has so far been used almost exclusively by TV and other mass medias. The costs have been too great to encourage the use of images in the financially restricted everyday practice of architecture. With a range of application programs for the Apple Macintosh II the vision has come close to reality. It is now possible to create guided walks with the chance to choose different routes and views in a model of buildings and surroundings in 256 col
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Visualisation of Design Using Animation for Virtual Prototyping
Although recent technology in time-based representation has vastly improved, animation in virtual prototype design field remains the same. Some designers invest a huge amount of money in the latest visualisation and multimedia technology and yet may create even worse animation. They often cramp sequences resulting in many viewers failing to interpret the design positively as they miss a lot of vital information that explains the design. This paper basically reports the importance of film-making
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2.4 Using the framework

The three-stage framework focuses on the processes of learning, and is a general approach that you can use in different ways. However, skills development also needs a context and should be linked into your course or work activities. A useful starting point is to use your course or project to provide a timeframe for your skills development work.

If you are following a formal course of study, the course will have been designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of a subject area,
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1.1 Introduction

In this reading I focus on a piece of data to introduce some of the main themes and issues in discourse research. The material I have chosen to examine has historical interest. It is a public text of some import for British society and yet it also has a curiously private and confessional aspect. I am going to look at extracts from Princess Diana's interview with Martin Bashir which was screened in 1995 on Panorama – a British news-documentary television programme.

What was stri
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Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • identify some key themes in discourse analysis;

  • appreciate the consequences of discourse research for some key topics in social science, such as indentity, interaction and subjectivity;

  • be familiar with some discourse analytical techniques and their consequences for analysing social interactions.


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Acknowledgements

The content acknowledged below is Proprietary (see terms and conditions) and is used under licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this unit:

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Table 1: Eurobarometer 49, September 1998, © European Communities.

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5 Conclusion

International economic relationships are constituted in large part by international trade and investment. I have argued that the current trade regime, apparently one of voluntary adherence to negotiated rule-making, is actually systematically weighted against the needs of developing countries. This asymmetry is rooted in a context where rich countries are eager to prescribe free trade for others but reluctant to impose it on themselves and able to avoid doing so. Its consequences are exacerba
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The EU: friend or foe for progressive politics [Audio]
Speaker(s): Caroline Lucas | Caroline Lucas will explore the role of the EU as a force for progress; the likely impact of the EU referendum campaign and what green progress means in the EU context. Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) is MP for Brighton Pavilion and former Leader of the Green Party. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE. The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit o
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4.5 Generating carbon — the legacy of volcanoes

What is the origin of the carbon within the carbon cycle? Figure 1.9 showed that the greatest propo
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Leah Nichols: Bodies (as mass) + Building (as mass)
Architecture Final Reviews were presented by students in the Architecture Program at California College of the Arts. Filmed at CCA's San Francisco campus April 27--29, 2012, 9 a.m.--7 p.m. Terming a collection of bodies "a mass" redefines bodies from another programmatic factor to an active force, a malleable, porous architecture in itself. The merging together of Oakland City Hall and the adjacent Frank H. Ogawa Plaza will respond to the active force of bodies as mass by instigating both the f
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6.3 The principle of direct effect

Does the principle of supremacy of EU law mean that the ECJ is the only court in charge of applying and enforcing EU law? The answer to this question is ‘no’, which is the consequence of the principle of direct effect. Certain provisions of EU law may confer rights or impose obligations on individuals that national courts are bound to recognise and enforce. This means that the national courts must apply the directly applicable EU rules and must do so in priority over any conflicting provi
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7.1 Introduction to improving your skills in number

This key skill develops your number skills in your studies, work or other activities over a period of time. To tackle all of this key skill, you need to plan your work over at least 3–4 months to give yourself enough time to practise and improve your skills, to seek feedback from others, to monitor your progress and evaluate your strategy and present outcomes.

Application of number (simply called ‘number’ in this key skill) is all about using numerical and mathematical skills to f
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References

Hoffman, D. and Rowe, J. (2003) ‘The Convention and the United Kingdom’, Human Rights in the UK: A General Introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998, London, Pearson Longman.
Community Legal Service Direct Information Leaflet 7 (2005) The Human Rights Act: What it means for you, Legal Services Commission.

3.8 Summary of Part B

In Part B you learned more about the ECHR and the procedures of the ECtHR and how protocols have been used to ensure that the ECHR remains a living instrument. Part B also explored the new challenges created by the rapid expansion of HCPs at the end of the last century and the proposals for reform of the ECtHR.


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