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The energy and carbon requirements of Building Regulations do not explicitly give credit for housing designs with lower heat loss areas or more efficient shapes. Yet through a better understanding of these issues, designers and developers can significantly reduce the energy consumption of new homes,...
How is space constituted and made manifest in the cultural and philosophical context of Samoan society? And how can a primordial concept of space be constituted in the architecture of the fale (house) and then reconstituted as a cultural phenomenon, stretching from pre-contact times in...
This paper proposes a method to estimate the capitalized value of the architectural design quality of a neighbourhood.
Universal Design principles aim to overcome the marginalization of people with diverse abilities by designing facilities and spaces physically accessible to all. But what can be done to ensure cultural inclusiveness? This research partnership between Penrith City Council and the University of Western Sydney investigated...
This document draws together key research from the UK and abroad to show that investment in good design generates economic and social value.
This thesis argued that built forms act as symbols of people's needs and therefore human aspects of architectural and urban designs are associated with the affordances of ecological places.