El grup de recerca AIEM està orientat a la investigació de l'arquitectura des del punt de vista mediambiental. La seva investigació considera tant els paràmetres ambientals que afecten el confort humà com la percepció, així com el possible impacte que les activitats de construcció poden provocar a les ciutats i al medi ambient. L'activitat que es duu a terme contempla diferents escales, des de qualitats arquitectòniques interiors i elements de construcció fins a espais públics i morfologia urbana. Seguint aquesta línia d'interès, el grup ha desenvolupat una àmplia investigació relacionada amb la integració de les energies renovables, el cicle de vida dels materials, la qualitat de vida, l'arquitectura bioclimàtica i altres camps d'arquitectura, energia i medi ambient. Aquest treball anterior, realitzat des de 1980, juntament amb l'experiència dels membres del grup, posa l’AiEM en una posició excel·lent per avançar en el camí correcte cap a una recerca d'alt nivell.

El grupo de investigación AIEM está orientado hacia la investigación de la arquitectura desde el punto de vista ambiental. Su investigación considera los parámetros ambientales que afectan el confort y la percepción humana, así como el posible impacto que las actividades de construcción pueden causar en las ciudades y el medio ambiente. La actividad realizada contempla diferentes escalas, desde las cualidades arquitectónicas interiores y los elementos de construcción hasta los espacios públicos y las características morfológicas urbanas. Siguiendo esta línea de interés, el grupo ha desarrollado una amplia investigación relacionada con la integración de energías renovables, el ciclo de vida de los materiales, la calidad de vida, la arquitectura bioclimática y otros campos relacionados con la arquitectura, la energía y el medio ambiente. Este trabajo anterior, realizado desde 1980, junto con la experiencia de los miembros del grupo, coloca al AiEM en una excelente posición para avanzar en el camino correcto hacia una investigación de alto nivel.

The AIEM research group is oriented towards the investigation of architecture from the environmental point of view. Its research considers both the environmental parameters affecting human comfort and perception as well as the possible impact that building activities can cause to cities and the environment. The activity carried out considers different scales, from architectural indoor qualities and building elements to public spaces and urban morphology features. Following this line of interest, the group has developed extensive research related with integration of renewable energies, materials life-cycle, life quality, bioclimatic architecture and other fields involving architecture, energy and environment. This previous work, carried out since 1980, along with the expertise of the group members, puts AiEM in an excellent position to progress in the right path towards a high-level research.

The AIEM research group is oriented towards the investigation of architecture from the environmental point of view. Its research considers both the environmental parameters affecting human comfort and perception as well as the possible impact that building activities can cause to cities and the environment. The activity carried out considers different scales, from architectural indoor qualities and building elements to public spaces and urban morphology features. Following this line of interest, the group has developed extensive research related with integration of renewable energies, materials life-cycle, life quality, bioclimatic architecture and other fields involving architecture, energy and environment. This previous work, carried out since 1980, along with the expertise of the group members, puts AiEM in an excellent position to progress in the right path towards a high-level research.

Recent Submissions

  • Following the footsteps of a trip through Spain almost 100 years later 

    Moliner Nuño, Sandra; Santacreu Tudó, Isidre; Gispert Hernández, Jordi de (Springer, 2024-03-30)
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    On the occasion of the Universal Exhibition in Barcelona in 1929, a group of four professionals made a series of trips through Spain, between 1927 and 1928, with the aim of collecting graphic information that would serve ...
  • The conservation of the architectural heritage of Pueblo Español through travel drawings in 1927 

    Moliner Nuño, Sandra; Santacreu Tudó, Isidre; Gispert Hernández, Jordi de (Springer, 2024-03-30)
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    The objective of this research is to show the importance that drawing had in the gen-esis and creation of the architectural complex of the Pueblo Español in Montjuïc, built for the Universal Exposition of Barcelona in 1929. ...
  • Discovering the Sansalvador Villa through the superposition of photogrammetric point cloud surveys and original Jujol Plans 

    Gispert Hernández, Jordi de; Moliner Nuño, Sandra; Sánchez Riera, Alberto; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel; Pàmies Sauret, Carles (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2024-06-05)
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    The Sansalvador villa, the first project exclusively designed by Josep Maria Jujol in Barcelona, is a unique architectural complex that piques curiosity about its origins and conception. Its incomplete state, limited ...
  • Reducing residential cooling demand in a sprawling desert city through vertical urban densification 

    López Ordóñez, Carlos Fernando; García Nevado, Elena; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel; Roset Calzada, Jaime; Coch Roura, Helena (Elsevier, 2024-06-29)
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    Traditional desert cities used a compact urban form since it provides benefits in terms of thermal comfort both in urban and interior spaces. However, many current desert cities have shifted to a sprawling model with ...
  • Heat vulnerability digital mapping at neighbourhood level in the compact city 

    Morganti, Michele; López Ordóñez, Carlos Fernando; Ciardiello, Adriana (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2023)
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    This paper analyses the impact of urban form and vegetation on one of the most significant parameters that affect people’s thermal comfort and an indicator of urban heat vulnerability: the mean radiant temperature (MRT). ...
  • Typical and extreme weather datasets for studying the resilience of buildings to climate change and heatwaves 

    Machard, Anais; Salvati, Agnese; Tootkaboni, Mamak P.; Gaur, Abhishek; Zou, Jiwei; Wang, Liangzhu Leon; Fuad, Baba; Ge, Hua; Levinson, Ronnen; Afshari, Afshin; Sayadi, Sami; Attia, Shady (Nature, 2024-05-23)
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    We present unprecedented datasets of current and future projected weather files for building simulations in 15 major cities distributed across 10 climate zones worldwide. The datasets include ambient air temperature, ...
  • Opaque ventilated façades: energy performance for different main walls and claddings 

    Roig Mayoral, Oriol; Summa, Serena; Pardal March, Cristina; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio; Di Perna, Costanzo; Stazi, Francesca (Elsevier, 2024-07)
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    Ventilated façades can reduce heat gains through the opaque envelope of buildings, and consequently help to lower the cooling energy demand and the relative greenhouse gas emissions. However, the influence of the design ...
  • Quantifying input parameters influence in UBEM simulation results: the window-to-wall ratio case 

    Borges Martins, Patricia Alexandra; Pagès Ramon, Anna; Travesset Baró, Oriol (Springer, 2024-03-07)
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    In the field of urban building energy models (UBEM), the significant mismatch between simulation results and energy metered data is one of the most important barriers when using them as a planning tool. Their implementation ...
  • Hybrid approach to representative building archetypes development for urban models: a case study in Andorra 

    Borges Martins, Patricia Alexandra; Travesset Baró, Oriol; Pagès Ramon, Anna (Elsevier, 2022-05)
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    Building archetypes development has been the focus of numerous research works over the past decades and are considered one of the biggest challenges, as well as one of the main sources of inaccuracies in Urban Buildings ...
  • Urban quality at the pedestrian level in Barcelona: ground floor uses 

    Crespo Cabillo, Isabel; López Besora, Judit; López Ordóñez, Carlos Fernando; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio (Springer, 2023)
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    The quality of urban space is influenced by the characteristics of the environment that is close to people. What happens on the ground floors of buildings is directly related to this idea of proximity to pedestrians. In ...
  • An application of the color space to the legibility of maps: for the uses, colors 

    Roca Musach, Marc; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel; Coch Roura, Helena (Springer, 2024-03-24)
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    The city is a complex reality of uses that can be analyzed and represented through maps. The difficulty relies on the fact that the same piece of land in a plan view may contain different uses at different heights. This ...
  • The First Jujol’s sketch of the Sansalvador villa 

    Gispert Hernández, Jordi de; Moliner Nuño, Sandra; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel (Springer, 2024-03-30)
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    Starting from the fortuitous encounter of a drawing made by the architect Josep Maria Jujol, as a serendipity, this writing explains, little by little, the discovery of this singular drawing, until nowuncatalogued. Even ...

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