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  1. Apr 2024 Conference Paper 29th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2024)

    Coastal Infrastructure Design: Researching Sea-Waves and Textured Surfaces Interaction Using Physical and Virtual Wave Flumes

    Abstract

    Projected global rise in sea level and intensification of storms place the shoreline at risk, requiring extensive investment in coastal defence infrastructure. These structures are designed to efficiently dissipate wave energy at the expense of ecological and landscape values. The aim of the research is to establish a multifunctional approach to coastal infrastructure

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  2. Apr 2024 Conference Paper 29th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2024)

    Multispecies Building Envelopes: Adopting plant habitat suitability modelling for ecological design decision-making

    Abstract

    Urbanisation catalyses habitat loss, impacting humans and biodiversity. To mitigate this, the ECOLOPES research project proposes multispecies building envelopes that enhance ecosystem services provision through cohabitation. Initial envelope designs are optimized and evaluated with a hybrid multi-criteria decision-making model informed by key performance indicators for

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  3. 16 Jan 2024 Journal Article Buildings

    Utilizing Design Objectives and Key Performance Indicators as a Means for Multi-Species Building Envelopes

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    Population growth, urbanization, and climate change have significantly contributed to environmental degradation, posing severe consequences for humans and other species. By integrating ecological objectives with human-centric goals, a path towards a sustainable, multi-species future is possible. Current sustainable design principles have shown positive environmental

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  4. 31 Oct 2023 Journal Article Sustainability

    Architectural Multispecies Building Design: Concepts, Challenges, and Design Process

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    This perspective paper explores the concept of multispecies design in architecture, focusing on the building scale. Historically, architects have prioritized human needs, neglecting nature’s integration in urban settings, leading to environmental and social challenges. To address these issues, a new multispecies approach that promotes the integration of ecological

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  5. 17 Oct 2023 Journal Article Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research

    Sustainable urban landscapes: a computation framework for enhancing sustainability in early-stage design

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    This study uses computer-aided design to improve the ecological and environmental sustainability of early-stage landscape designs. Urban expansion on open land and natural habitats has led to a decline in biodiversity and increased climate change impacts, affecting urban inhabitants' quality of life and well-being. While sustainability indicators have been employed to

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  6. 1 Mar 2023 Journal Article Building and Environment

    Toward multi-species building envelopes: A critical literature review of multi-criteria decision-making for design support

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    Rapid urbanization negatively affects the built and biotic environment, necessitating interdisciplinary mitigation strategies. Current nature-based solutions that are integrated into building envelope design have proved to be beneficial. These solutions, however, are primarily anthropocentric and often overlook the potential to support other living organisms, such as

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  7. Mar 2023 Conference Paper Proceedings of the 28th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia

    Multi-Species Building Envelopes: Developing a Multi-criteria Design Decision-making Methodology for Cohabitation

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    Anthropic activities negatively impact natural and artificial ecosystems, necessitating interdisciplinary mitigation strategies such as multi-species building envelope designs. This paper introduces a computational multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methodology to support these envelope designs. We also propose a nested set strategy for key performance indicators

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  8. Feb 2023 Journal Article People and Nature

    Creating ecologically sound buildings by integrating ecology, architecture and computational design

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    Research is revealing an increasing number of positive effects of nature for humans. At the same time, biodiversity in cities, where most humans live, is often low or in decline. Tangible solutions are needed to increase urban biodiversity. Architecture is a key discipline that has considerable influence on the built-up area of cities, thereby influencing urban biodiversity

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  9. 22 Jan 2023 Journal Article Social Science Research Network

    Urban Landscape Sustainability: A Computational Approach for Measuring Ecological-Environmental Criteria in Early Design Phases

    Abstract

    The ability to measure socio-ecological indicators in early design models is essential for advancing goal-oriented sustainability designs and a stepping-stone towards the broad integration of high-performance urban development solutions. However, less attention has been given to measuring urban landscape development, specifically for ecological-environmental attributes

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  10. 12 Dec 2022 Journal Article Architectural Science Review

    Earth-based additive manufacturing: A field-oriented methodology for evaluating material printability

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    The recent convergence of earth construction with technology focuses on additive manufacturing using extrudable earth-based materials. The printability of these materials can be defined by their pumpability, extrudability, and buildability. We present a field-oriented methodology for the design of printable local mixtures suitable for various printers. Three tests were

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