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  • The value of the colour temperature in a low light intensity design 

    Espinoza Cateriano, Edgard Eduardo; López Besora, Judit; Alonso Montolio, Carlos; Coch Roura, Helena; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel (Springer, 2021-09-29)
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    The study focused on low light intensity spaces. The research helps to find strategies for the reduction of energy consumption. It aims to highlight the role of colour temperature in the lighting design of historic buildings. ...
  • Una conversa entre industrials de la ceràmica i arquitectes 

    Cumella, Toni; Pinardel, Lluís; Pich-aguilera Baurier, Felipe; López López, David; Sarrablo Moreno, Vicenç (Ajuntament de Barcelona, Institut de Cultura, Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, 2021-06)
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  • Radiative exchanges in the dense city 

    García Nevado, Elena; Beckers, Benoit (Springer, 2021-01-05)
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    A central question for urban sustainability is how to build cities that minimize, at the same time, the use of land and energy consumption. Future cities should be as dense as possible to meet the first requirement. However, ...
  • Low-cost architectural strategies to reduce heat stress in social housing for hot desert climates 

    López Ordóñez, Carlos Fernando; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel; Roset Calzada, Jaime; Coch Roura, Helena (Springer, 2021-09-29)
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    Achieving thermal comfort inside buildings in a region with a hot desert climate is challenging, especially in social housing, which is generally not designed or built suitably for these climates. Two well-known architectural ...
  • Introduction: Anthropocene or urbanocene? 

    Palme, Massimo; Salvati, Agnese (Springer, 2021-04-09)
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    The increasing urbanisation trend of the last 50 years has drastically changed the landscape worldwide. The majority of world population is now living in cities and urban population growth is still accelerating, especially ...
  • Comfort and energy implications of urban microclimate in high latitudes 

    Kolokotroni, Maria; Salvati, Agnese (Springer, 2021-04-09)
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    This chapter presents the urban microclimate impact on comfort and energy demand by buildings located in high-latitude temperate regions, characterised by higher heating demand compared to cooling. It focusses on London ...
  • Urban Climate and Building Energy Performance in Compact Cities 

    Salvati, Agnese; Coch Roura, Helena (Springer, 2021-04-09)
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    Cities in the Mediterranean basin are characterised by compact and dense urban fabric, leading to a strong night-time urban heat island (UHI) intensity which increases thermal discomfort and building energy use in summer. ...
  • Including weather data morphing and other urban effects in energy simulations 

    Palme, Massimo; Salvati, Agnese (2021-09-09)
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    While performing building energy simulations, weather data are among the most important pieces of information needed by models and tools. In urban conditions, the typical rural weather files should be modified to take into ...
  • Urban form and climate performance 

    Salvati, Agnese (Routledge, 2021-09-09)
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    This chapter discusses the dominant role played by urban form in determining the local-scale urban heat island intensity across a city. Urban form is intended purely as the geometry of urban surface, determined by the shape ...
  • Learning GIS in Architecture: An Educational Experience to Improve Student ICT Skills 

    Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar; Redondo Domínguez, Ernesto; Valls Dalmau, Francesc (IGI Global, 2016)
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    The introduction of Information and Communication Technology tools in the architectural practice can be challenging. This chapter discusses an educational approach to teach Geographic Information Systems to architecture ...
  • Els usuaris: ecociutats, ecobarris, eco... 

    Masseck, Torsten (Generalitat de Catalunya - Departament de Medi Ambient i Habitatge, 2009-04-01)
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    La ciutat està en crisi. Repensar la ciutat és repensar les bases socials, econòmiques i ecològiques actuals de la nostra societat. Què hem heretat? Què ha anat malament? Com transformar l’existent? Com crear el nou? 4 ...
  • Three-Dimensional Modelling for Cultural Heritage 

    Marques, Luis; Roca Cladera, Josep (IGI Global. Publisher of Timely Knowledge, 2021-04)
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    The creation of 3D models of urban elements is extremely relevant for urbanists constituting digital archives and being especially useful for enrich maps and databases or reconstruct and analyze objects/areas through time, ...

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