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Urban skylines are the subject of much legislation, in the form of regulation of tall buildings. However, the relation between the purposes enshrined in regulation and actual preferences has not been empirically investigated. In order to conduct such research the relevant qualitative dimensions...
Based on various factors that influence the role of computers in architectural design, techniques are discussed aiming at the creation of a highly interactive environment where designers can model not only the physical building they are working on, but the procedures, methods and techniques they...
This paper summarises the results of a PhD thesis, ‘The Mortality of New Zealand Housing Stock’ . Because data on dwelling losses by age are unavailable in New Zealand, patterns of dwelling losses between 1860–1980 are simulated using an indirect mortality model approach. The main findings...
Predicted residential energy use for climate control could be over-estimated if it is based on unrealistic model of dwellers' heating/cooling routine. This paper investigates the parameters that may cause the discrepancy between the actual and predicted energy consumption. The proposed...
Atria can be used to serve environmental benefits. This paper studies the effects of daylight in spaces adjacent to an atrium only. The atrium building represents a five storey office building. Light is drawn into the well from the top of the atrium. It is drawn into the side spaces through...
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