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Eco-architecture III: Harmonisation Between Architecture and Nature


Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 128

By: Carlos A Brebbia(Editor), S Hernandez(Editor), WP De Wilde(Editor)

624 pages, illustrations

WIT Press

Hardback | Mar 2010 | #206202 | ISBN-13: 9781845644307
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Eco-architecture III: Harmonisation Between Architecture and Nature contains most of the papers presented in the Eco-Architecture 2010 conference, which was the third edition of the International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature. Previous editions, that were very successful were held previously in the New Forest, UK, in 2006 and the Algarve, Portugal in 2008 and demonstrated the importance of a forum like this to discuss the characteristics and challenges of such architectural vision.

Eco-Architecture implies a new approach to the design process intended to harmonise its products with nature. This involves ideas such as minimum use of energy at each stage of the building process, taking into account the amount required during the extraction and transportation of materials, their fabrication, assembly, building erection, maintenance and eventual future recycling. Presentations in the conference were related to topics like building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, ecological and cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, quantifying sustainability in architecture, resources and rehabilitation, and issues from education, research and practice. Case studies from different places around the world were also presented.


Assessing a carbon neutral building approach
M. Bendewald; J. Brew;

Ambiguous boundaries: a Japanese way of designing with nature
E. Beita;

Homeostasis and perpetual change
C. Domin; L. Medlin;

Fractal geometry: a tool for adaptability and ‘evolutionability’
F. Nakib;

An open system model of ecological architecture
Y. Gu; R. Evans;

Passive design strategies for residential buildings in a hot dry climate in Nigeria
O. K. Akande;

Sensitive apertures
Á. Malo; B. A. McDonald;

Embracing nature and culture: the tropical Malay spa design
A. Bahauddin; A. Abdullah;

The principles of Vastu as a traditional architectural belief system from an environmental perspective
H. Fazeli; A. Goodarzi;

Architectural education and the idea of nature
C. C. Theis;

Contemporary practice in sustainable design: appraisal and articulation of emerging trend
A. Sharma;

Traditional urbanism and lessons for global cities: the case of Isfahan
B. A. Kazimee;

Thermodynamics-based indicators for environmental management and sustainability policies
F. M. Pulselli; S. Borsa; N. Marchettini; V. Niccolucci;

Vernacular architecture as a model for contemporary design
E. Creangă; I. Ciotoiu; D. Gheorghiu; G. Nash;

Digital-Green architecture: a new design process that integrates digital technology and sustainable concepts
J. Lee;

Socio environmental impact in eco-architecture
I. Ibrahim;

Integrating aspects of cultural and environmental sensitivities into affordable housing in the Arab Gulf region
A. Mokhtar;

The analysis and design of urban wetland: the Water Garden in Portland and Living Water Park in Chengdu as case studies
Z. Zeng; B. Li;

Floating houses–chances and problems
H. Stopp; P. Strangfeld;

Educational ecological architecture
S. C. Santos; G. Klein; M. Despang;

Sustainable development and heritage: “trabocchi” and the rules for building on the coast
M. C. Forlani; M. Borrone; D. Radogna;

The use of green walls in sustainable urban context: with reference to Dubai, UAE
M. A. Haggag;

The role of passive systems in providing comfort in traditional houses in Isfahan: a case study of the Karimi house
Z. Khashei;

Sustainable solutions for spa design, Dubai, United Arabic Emirates: building envelope optimization and impact energy evaluation
D. Tanzj; C. Clemente; F. Cumo; G. Piras;

The harmonisation between architecture and nature in the desert of Iran with a hot and dry climate
F. Daneshpanah; M. Mousavizade;

Life cycle design of building elements: selection criteria and case study application
A. Basti;

Life cycle assessment of electricity generated by photovoltaic systems manufactured in Europe and installed in buildings in the city of Rome
L. de Santoli; A. Sferra; G. Piras;

Quantifying eco-architecture
R. E. Smith;

Renewable and durable building materials
L. Brock;

Predicting green building performance over time: data mining untapped information in LEED
A. Jeerage; B. Erwine; S. Mallory; V. Agarwal;

An emergy evaluation of a medieval water management system: the case of the underground “” in Siena (Italy)
R. M. Pulselli; B. Rugani; E. Tiezzi; N. Marchettini;

Editing Eisenhower: rethinking the urban segments of the U.S. interstate highway system
T. Shelton;

Global benchmarking? Taking a critical look at eco-architectures resource usage
T. Spiegelhalter; R. A. Architect; T. Planner;

Eco-technologies for energy efficient buildings in Italy
A. Boeri; D. Longo;

A global tool for the architectural and environmental quality of materials integrated into the architectural design process
L. Fernandez; F. Bonneaud; S. Lorente;

Planning the integration of new technologies for sustainability: case study of a school building’s restoration project in Rome
L. de Santoli; F. Fraticelli; F. Fornari;

Building maintenance: a technology for resource conservation
M. Di Sivo; D. Ladiana;

Addition of polymeric wastes as pore formers in ceramic lightweight bricks
N. Quaranta; M. Caligaris; H. López; M. Unsen; N. Lalla; M. L. Franzoy; M. F. Carrasco; J. Citroni; M. Avendaño;

Ubicomp, urban space and landscape
R. C. F. de Souza; M. L. Malard;

Evolution of the American Zero Energy House
S. Russell;

Smart architecture contribution to achieving sustainable architecture realization
M. Ghorbanzadeh; A. Nezami;

Improving the shear resistance of adobe masonry for rebuilding and new construction purposes
W. Jäger; J. Braun;

Eco-aesthetics: nurturing nature in the education of spatial design
R. Reed;

Materials affecting neonatal and environmental health
A. Marshall-Baker;

The human side of the triangle: using green textile standards to address social responsibility
J. Stark; M. Cudhea;

Sustainable buildings in Austria–performance indicators and implications on the construction industry
S. Geissler; C. Spitzbart;

Advanced technologies for sustainable building in the protected areas: two case studies in Italy
F. Cinquepalmi; F. Cumo; F. Gugliermetti; V. Sforzini;

The mechanism of the the case study of Makkah
F. Al-Murahhem;

The climatic, constructional, and cultural primacy of the envelope: UR22, a case study
V. Snyder;

REIs: Renewable Energy Infrastructures v1.0
C. Ford;

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