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Strategic investment of embodied energy during the architectural planning process

by Linda Hildebrand, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

This year's fifth issue of A+BE outlines the relevance of the building substance as factor for the overall sustainable performance of the built environment. It wants to sensibilize the designer for the ecological...


Smart Energy Management for Households

by Sonja Van Dam, Tu Delft, Architecture and The Built Environment

Smart Energy Management for Households infers design-related insights and guidelines to improve the use and effectiveness of home energy management systems (HEMS) through an empirical evaluation of the longitudinal...


Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration

by Xiaoxi Hui, Tu Delft, Architecture & Xiaoxi Hui

This issue of A+BE addresses two critical urban issues China faces today: housing and urban renewal. In the recent two decades, the Chinese urban housing stock underwent a significant, if not extreme, transformation....


As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare based on the novel Rosalynde by Thomas Lodge, believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600. It features one of Shakespeare's most famous and...


Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's...


Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City

by Ekim Tan, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

This book is dedicated to building an open negotiation and design method for cities as self-organizing systems that bridges the gap between collaborative planning and collaborative design methods. Gaming as...


Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

Macbeth is among the best-known of William Shakespeare's plays, and is his shortest tragedy, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. It is frequently performed at both amateur and professional levels,...


Between Flexibility and Reliability

by Chiu-Yuan Wang, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

The aim of this thesis is to provide an outline to address questions with regard to the transformation of planning in China that has occurred after the 1980s. The research is using “planning evolution”...


Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin

“Women” and “architecture” were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, “it is hardly safe to assert” that a connection even exists between the two words....


Digital Universities V.1 (2014) - n. 1

by Katharine A. Bentham, Alessandra Briganti, Sonia Forconi & Paolo Francescone et al.

EDITORIAL Culture and cultures: the world’s thousands of versions compared to global modernization PEDAGOGY Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): education to change society? SCIENCE Massive Open Online Courses...


Sustainable Luxury: The New Singapore House, Solutions for a Livable Future

by Paul McGillick, Ph.D & Masano Kawana

Singapore is celebrated as one of the most livable cities in Asia, and Sustainable Luxury shows how the prosperous, forward-looking nation is pioneering innovative solutions for environmental, economic, social,...


Qatar Heavens

by HAMAD ALREWAILY

The Book There is a lot of visions around the world countries, some of them for sustainability, economics, energy, resources, health...etc. Each vision definitely has its limitation, either number of years or...


An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir

by Deirdre Heekin & Alice Feiring

Named one of the Best Wine Books of 2014 by The New York Times, An Unlikely Vineyard tells the evolutionary story of Deirdre Heekin's farm from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape...


Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life

by David Pogue

New York Times Bestseller!

Did you know that can you scroll a Web page just by tapping the space bar? How do you recover photos you've deleted by accident? What can you do if your cell phone's battery is dead...


Grasslands and herbivore production in Europe and effects of common policies

by Alex De Vliegher, Bert Van Gils, Alain Peeters* & Christian Huyghe

The European project Multisward (http://www.multisward.eu/multisward_eng/) aims at supporting developments and innovations in grassland use and management in different European farming systems (including low-input...


FormaMente n. 1-2/2012

by AA.VV. & Alessandra Briganti

RICERCA Jet momentum dependence of jet quenching in PbPb collisions at SNN = 2.76 TeV The CMS Collaboration Modeling the metaverse: a theoretical model of effective team collaboration in 3D virtual environments...


Guidelines to overcome architectural barriers in cultural heritage sites

by AA.VV., Lucia Baracco & Giovanni Caprara

These Guidelines are intended for all those who, in whatever capacity (regulators, financiers, designers, site managers, testers) are involved with, or responsible for, the accessibility of cultural heritage...


Abitare la Terra n.29/2011 - Dwelling on Earth

by AA.VV. & Paolo Portoghesi

EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA Luca Nicotera ALESSANDRO ANSELMI Stefania Tuzi LAKE|FLATO Maria Luna Vetrani ANTONIO MONESTIROLI Gaetano Fusco BOGDAN BOGDANOVIC Slobodan Selinkic CINO ZUCCHI Alessandra Sgueglia EMILIO...


Progettare Paesaggio. Landscape as Infrastructure

by AA.VV., Piero Aebischer & Stefania Cancellieri

In questo lavoro “Progettare Paesaggio, Landscape as Infrastructure” si confrontano: da un lato le stimolanti proposte progettuali redatte dal gruppo di studenti della Harvard Graduate School of Design guidati...


Houses. Architecture and Interiors - Achievements

by Stefano Dorata

Simplicity and order are the psychological and aesthetic features that Stefano Dorata seeks in architecture and when he is designing his projects. His journey is a long-standing one of research during which...