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Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 41)
Environment and Planning B : Urban Analytics and City Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
Architectural Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
European Planning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
A+BE : Architecture and the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Interiors : Design, Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Sustainable Cities and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Architecture and Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Architecture and Urban Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Grey Room     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Architecture Research     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Urban Research & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Landscape Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Landscapes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cities in the 21st Century     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Architectural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Medieval Latin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
City, Territory and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
The Journal of Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Environmental Science and Sustainable Development : International Journal Of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Design Ecologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Islamic Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
URBAN DESIGN International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Architectural Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Architectural Engineering and Design Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Architectural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Town and Regional Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
OASE Journal for Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Places Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Artifact : Journal of Design Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of architecture&ENVIRONMENT     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Vernacular Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Study of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Future Cities and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
arq: Architectural Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Home Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Housing and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Ambiances     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ABE Journal : Architecture Beyond Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Apuntes : Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Architectural Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Architectural Theory Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
CLARA : Classical Art and Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Enquiry / The ARCC Journal of Architectural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Frontiers of Architectural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Architectural Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Architectural Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin of Pridniprovsk State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Building Performance Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ARQ     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Winterthur Portfolio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
DEARQ - Revista de Arquitectura / Journal of Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
South East European Journal of Architecture and Design     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dams and Reservoirs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Construction Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Protective Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Academia : Architecture and Construction     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
GRID - Architecture, Planning and Design Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Footprint : Delft Architecture Theory Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin KNOB     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Livraisons d’Histoire de l’Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ArcHistoR     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Terrain.org : A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments     Free   (Followers: 3)
BUILT : International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Smart Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
MediaTropes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Architecture and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
A&P Continuidad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Sustainable Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gazi University Journal of Science Part B : Art, Humanities, Design and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arena Journal of Architectural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eurasian Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Landscape Planning and Architecture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Nature : National Academic Journal of Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Technical Report Civil and Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
project baikal : Journal of architecture, design and urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Palimpsesto     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
FORMakademisk - forskningstidsskrift for design og designdidaktikk     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Facade Design and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Charrette     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ángulo Recto. Revista de estudios sobre la ciudad como espacio plural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arquitectura y Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Australian Planner     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arqueología de la Arquitectura     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de Arquitectura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios del Hábitat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Joelho : Journal of Architectural Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Architectural Research in Finland     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Japan Architectural Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Arquitectura e Ingenieria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AURUM : Mühendislik Sistemleri ve Mimarlık Dergisi = Aurum Journal of Engineering Systems and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Herança : Revista de História, Património e Cultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Boletín Académico. Revista de investigación y arquitectura contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architectural / Planning Research and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture, Design and Construction     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dibt Mitteilungen (Formerly-Mitteilungen Deut Inst Fuer Bautechnik)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
disP - The Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
étapes: international     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture, Art & Humanistic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Épités - Épitészettudomány     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Persianate Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
REUDAR : European Journal of Roman Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Spool     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ArDIn. Arte, Diseño e Ingeniería     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ARQUISUR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Space Ontology International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tafter Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Der Architekt     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Thresholds     Hybrid Journal  
Re. Revista de Edificación     Open Access  
Technology|Architecture + Design     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering     Open Access  
EN BLANCO : Revista de Arquitectura     Full-text available via subscription  
VITRUVIO : International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability     Open Access  
Porta Aurea     Open Access  
Undagi : Jurnal Ilmiah Arsitektur     Open Access  
International Journal of Architecture and Infrastructure Planning     Full-text available via subscription  
Montreal Architectural Review     Open Access  
Patrimoines du Sud     Open Access  
Vitruvian     Open Access  
Sens public     Open Access  
Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada / Le Journal de la Société pour l'étude de l'architecture au Canada     Open Access  
Revista Geometria Gráfica     Open Access  
Construindo     Open Access  
Procesos Urbanos     Open Access  
PARC Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Construção     Open Access  
tecYt     Open Access  
De Res Architettura     Open Access  
Pensum     Open Access  
Revista de Investigación     Open Access  
Polis     Open Access  
Periodica Polytechnica Architecture     Open Access  
Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale urbaine et paysagère     Open Access  
Elkawnie : Journal of Islamic Science and Technology     Open Access  
Riset Arsitektur     Open Access  
Loggia, Arquitectura & Restauración     Open Access  
Ars Longa : Cuadernos de arte     Open Access  
ZARCH : Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture and Urbanism     Open Access  
Limaq     Open Access  
Mokslas – Lietuvos ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania     Open Access  
Revista de Arquitectura     Open Access  
Ra : Revista de Arquitectura     Full-text available via subscription  
Módulo Arquitectura - CUC     Open Access  
Revista Amazônia Moderna     Open Access  
Continuité     Full-text available via subscription  
Eikonocity. Storia e Iconografia delle Città e dei Siti Europei - History and Iconography of European Cities and Sites     Open Access  
Ri-Vista : Ricerche per la progettazione del paesaggio     Open Access  
Opus Incertum     Open Access  
Firenze Architettura     Open Access  
Jurnal Arsitektur KOMPOSISI     Open Access  
Risco : Revista de Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Urbanismo     Open Access  
Revista Márgenes Espacio Arte y Sociedad     Open Access  
Panambí. Revista de Investigaciones Artísticas     Open Access  
Pós. Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da FAUUSP     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Proyectos Arquitectónicos     Open Access  
Cuaderno de Notas     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknik Sipil dan Perencanaan     Open Access  
Vivienda y Ciudad     Open Access  
Oculum Ensaios     Open Access  
Paranoá : cadernos de arquitetura e urbanismo     Open Access  
Paisagem e Ambiente     Open Access  
RevistArquis     Open Access  
Revista Arquitecturas del Sur     Open Access  
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
ESTOA Revista de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo     Open Access  
VLC arquitectura. Research Journal     Open Access  
Revista AUS     Open Access  
HBRC Journal     Open Access  
Liño     Open Access  
Revista Hábitat Sustenable     Open Access  
EGA Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica     Open Access  
Informes de la Construcción     Open Access  
Arquiteturarevista     Open Access  
Revista INVI     Open Access  
Bauregelliste A, Bauregelliste B Und Liste C     Hybrid Journal  

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Environmental Science and Sustainable Development : International Journal Of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development
Number of Followers: 14  

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ISSN (Print) 2357-0849 - ISSN (Online) 2357-0857
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  • Connecting cities across infrastructural divides

    • Authors: Paul Devenish
      Abstract: This paper investigates opportunities to connect divided cities by analysing ways in which occupation practices operate alongside, subvert and potentially transform historic, and presently developing urban infrastructure divisions in Tshwane’s eastern urban region. Through a critical theory lens existing and perpetuating conditions of infrastructural segregation are examined in order to understand scenarios through which built environments, as assemblages, maintain conditions of extreme inequality and power. In this respect, urban spatial research projects, analysing formal and informal settlement patterns are presented. The projects form part of an architecture design lead research studio that focuses on discovering alternative scenarios for urban environments by examining existing infrastructure barriers, and unpacking methods for the transformation of segregative systemic forms. Extracts of the projects are presented as case studies with a focus on areas around Mamelodi east and Moreleta Park in rapidly growing parts of Tshwane. These projects demonstrate conditions through which urban divisions of scarcity are established and constructed along infrastructure development zones in the region. They also raise key spatial questions pertaining to inequality and the role of capital investment in its perpetuation.  The second part of the project involves socio-spatial methods of mapping self-build situations occurring alongside hard infrastructure zones in the region. The studies focus on the composition of building fabrics that actively attempt to circumvent issues of scarcity and unequal access to material and social infrastructures. Through the establishment of physical interfaces, people form modes of operation despite extreme resource limitations. The project aims to identify alternative ways of reading territorialised urban infrastructure assemblages by examining critical zones of urban occupation. While the examples expose many of the volatile situations that the urban majority experience on a perpetual basis, the primary aim is to reveal - from the everyday – urban spatial emergence and methods of coding and mapping these emergences towards an adaptive, reparative and transformative approach to divided cities.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -080
       
  • Geospatial Data Acquisition Using Unmanned Aerial Systems (Uas)

    • Authors: LEONARD MICHAEL ONYINYECHI AMINIGBO; JOSHUA BROWN, PRECIOUS EDE
      Abstract: The Rivers State University campus in Portharcourt is one of the university campuses in the city of Portharcourt, Nigeria covering over 21 square kilometers and housing a variety of academic, residential, administrative and other support buildings. The University Campus has seen significant transformation in recent years, including the rehabilitation of old facilities, the construction of new academic facilities and the most recent update on the creation of new collages, faculties and departments. The current view of the transformations done within the University Campus is missing from several available maps of the university. Numerous facilities have been constructed on the University Campus that are not represented on these maps as well as the qualities associated with these facilities. Existing information on the various landscapes on the map is outdated and it needs to be streamlined in light of recent changes to the University's facilities and departments. This research article aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in geospatial data collection for physical planning and mapping of infrastructures at the Rivers State University Port Harcourt campus by developing a UAS-based digital map and tour guide for RSU's main campus covering all collages, faculties and departments and this offers visitors, staff and students with location and attribute information within the campus.
      Methodologically, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles were deployed to obtain current visible images of the campus following the growth and increasing infrastructural development. At a flying height of 76.2m (250 ft), a DJI Phantom 4 Pro UAS equipped with a 20-megapixel visible camera was flown around the campus, generating imagery with 1.69cm spatial resolution per pixel. To obtain 3D modeling capabilities, visible imagery was acquired using the flight-planning software DroneDeploy with a near nadir angle and 75 percent front and side overlap.
      Vertical positions were linked to the World Geodetic System 1984 and horizontal positions to the 1984 World Geodetic Datum universal transverse Mercator (UTM) (WGS 84). To match the UAS data, GCPs were transformed to UTM zone 32 north.
      Finally, dense point clouds, DSM, and an orthomosaic which is a geometrically corrected aerial image that provides an accurate representation of an area and can be used to determine true distances, were among the UAS-derived deliverables.Keywords; UAS, Geospatial, Acquisition, Orthophoto, Mosaic, Flying –Height.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -080
       
  • Neighborhood Impact Assessment an urban sustainability instrument

    • Authors: Emanoele Abreu; Renata Peres
      Abstract: The Neighborhood Impact Assessment (NIA) [1]is an important instrument of the Brazilian Urban Policy enacted in the City Statute, Federal Law 10.257/2001. Considered by the national academic literature as a relevant instrument for local urban environmental management. However, in Brazil, the understanding that the environmental and the urban are part of the same context is not yet a reality within the local public administration sectors, with a deep disconnection of management and governance between the urban and environmental departments. The objective of this work was to analyze the application of NIA in medium-sized cities in the state of São Paulo and to evaluate its contribution to the local urban environmental management of these cities. We also intend to evaluate the NIA integration with other sectors of local public management such as the environment, urban mobility, social housing, etc. As a methodology, we used NIA Process Components, verifying the absence or presence in the urban laws of four (04) medium-sized cities in the state of São Paulo. We also interviewed civil servants from the environmental and urban sectors, supplementing information that was absent in laws and official documents. The results reveal that most municipalities do not have a specific law that regulates the NIA, and Master Plans, Land Use and Occupation Law regulate this instrument. Civil servants emphasize the weaknesses and strengths of the instruments. As potentialities of this instrument, they observed public participation, increased state control in environmentally sensitive areas, greater urban-environmental compensation mechanisms, and so on. Weaknesses signalize were: conflicts involving urban land subdivision, interference of the real estate market in the use and occupation of urban land, changes in the Master Plans by the city councilman aiming to meet the interests of private financial capital. The four cities, which are part of the Case Studies, have not yet effectively incorporated elements of climate change in their local governance. Issues related to social housing, expansion of slums, occupation of protected environmental areas by poor populations are still the most urgent priorities in these cities, as well as in many Latin American cities. The improvement and advancement of the articulation of the urban and environmental sectors in Brazilian cities must require thinking about better scientific methodological and governmental improvements.   [1] Brazilian authors often use the terminology in English “Neighborhood Impact Study”. However, we chose to use “Neighborhood Impact Assessment” according to (Abiko & Barreiros, 2014) to facilitate the understanding of the instrument for the international audience, as it has similarities with the Impact Assessment. However, in Brazil, the NIA is known as the “Estudo de Impacto de Vizinhança”.
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  • Development Plan for decreasing crime Rates at El Amir Hamad Archeological
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    • Authors: YASMIN MOANIS HATEM; Dr. Yasmin Moanis Hatem
      Abstract: Recently, the direct causal relationship between the built environment and well-being has been shown to affect the quality of life as well as the performance of the urban environment. While it is often difficult to establish, the urban built environment plays a major role in shaping the way people act inside it. (Thwaites, Kevin, et al., 2016) While urbanisation takes place in a transforming society, societal development leaves its signature in urban spaces. When industries and development plans decline in some parts of the city, especially those with archaeological value, those parts will have been abandoned due to migration. Urban pockets or gaps inside the built environment are left behind to suffer from informality, deterioration, and increasing crime and unemployment rates. The aim of that research is to find some possible solutions in the direction of improving those public abandoned spaces that accommodate dangerous buildings, high rates of unemployment and unsafe urban areas in the regional range of Meet-Ghamr, Dakhlia governorate. (Aggnieszka Lisowska, 2017). The targeted area of the study is "minaret el Amir Hamaad" in Meet-Ghamr, Dakahleia, Egypt, one of the most important archaeological sites in the Islamic heritage of Dakhlia governorate, which is well known for its unique mosques and mosque minarets.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -080
       
  • Brownfield land redevelopment strategies in urban areas

    • Authors: Mr; Dr, Dr
      Abstract: Urban intensification seems to be a growing trend, especially in the context of severe land scarcity. Brownfields offer great potential in meeting the increasing demand for housing in major cities worldwide. Redevelopment projects appear to provide immediate solutions to housing shortages that are being experienced due to population pressures in large metropolitan areas. The paper explores the range of factors that property developers need to consider in their decision-making process when assessing the viability of brownfield redevelopments. This research, which employed a comparative case study approach, and examined two brownfield redevelopments in Auckland, focused on the economic, social, and environmental criteria that were utilised in the decision-making process. Document analysis of the two case studies, site observations, and semi-structured interviews with the property developers were the main data collection methods. The results suggested that the economic aspects of a brownfield redevelopment are the most important criteria that developers consider during the feasibility assessment of proposed projects. Projects that offer the potential for quick investment returns for all stakeholders are the preferred choice for developers. Brownfield redevelopments offer significant potential for invigorating local areas through urban intensification which boosts local businesses and encourages community revitalisation. The environmental concerns appear to be the lowest priority and little consideration is given to reducing the environmental impacts or incorporating green building practices in the new developments. A major shift from a purely economic focus toward a comprehensive environmental approach to new developments is needed to ensure the sustainable development of cities.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -080
       
  • Assessing the Impacts of Population Relocation Induced by Future Sea-Level
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    • Authors: Mohammed M Gomaa
      Abstract: Coastal communities will be more vulnerable to floods in low-lying areas and seawater inundation as the sea level rises. Users will have to take a detour to use alternate roads while the vulnerable roads are closed, increasing travel time. A large amount of literature has been focused on addressing climate change and sea-level rise impacts, vulnerability, economic evaluation, and adaptation. However, few studies have been conducted to study the impacts of population dynamics due to sea level rise within future transportation network modeling. This study aims to identify the future transportation infrastructure in the 2035 model that is vulnerable to a two-foot sea level rise in the Tampa Bay Region, Florida. The impacts of these changes have been considered within three different relocation scenarios for the affected population in the inundated zones. This analysis uses the two-foot Mean Higher High-Level water surface data and the digital elevation data provided by NOAA for 2035. The findings of this study reveal how different sea level rise scenarios could affect the future estimates of the transportation system and could potentially inform future transportation planning decisions. The analysis found that approximately 358 lane miles of highway links will be inundated. Moreover, the number of trips produced, and the amount of congestion generated with each scenario were dependent on the population and employment relocation. The key recommendation of this research is to incorporate the potential impacts of population relocation due to sea level rise into transportation modeling. Generally, different scenarios for relocating population and employment generate new traffic demands, which could result in traffic congestion. Thus, transportation planners should simulate future sea level rise scenarios and evaluate their impact on the current transportation system. Findings from this study could help transportation planners and decision-makers identify the locations and transportation facilities that are most vulnerable to rising sea levels, allowing them to make more informed decisions about adaptation planning.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -080
       
  • The design of a rural house in Bushbuckridge, South Africa: An Open
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    • Authors: Wihan Hendrikz; Amira Osman
      Abstract: This qualitative study argues that occupant involvement in housing design and construction process should lead to more appropriate buildings that can sustain their usefulness with minimal changes. It documents the design of a house in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa that uses Open Building (OB) principles so that the house adapts to the changing needs of the family and maintains its intergenerational value. This project centres the occupant in the design and construction process and considers the house flexible and conceived by many authors. Based on this worldview, we use the following tools: a literature review on OB, an OB analysis of low-cost housing, and analysis of the design project. We compare low-cost housing projects using four OB principles: how the project involves the occupant’s agency to build; how the project separates its elements to facilitate this agency; whether the project focuses on providing a housing product, or a housing process; and, how sustainably the delivered structure can accommodate the occupant’s current and future construction. The paper illustrates these OB principles in the design of a low-cost, rural house project in Bushbuckridge to show that they also have value for the architecture at a small scale, and how a house can be designed to ensure that it adapts to the changing needs and creativity of the occupant. The paper concludes with the implications that OB principles have for the design process. The process no longer consists of a simple sequence that separated design and construction and ends with a housing product. Rather, the design and construction focus on delivering a building process that the occupant can take ownership of a sustain intergenerationally.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -080
       
  • Living on water and land

    • Authors: Gabriela Vildosola
      Abstract: Loreto, the largest Amazonian region in Peru, is home to more than 200,000  inhabitants that live in traditional riverside rural communities adapted to an amphibious lifestyle, with houses that rise or float on the river in times of flooding and perch on the dried riverbed in low water times. Nevertheless, these amphibious communities are not exclusive to rural areas. Iquitos, the largest city of Loreto, is surrounded by alluvial plains, where more than 90,000 people live on the water and bring a rich social, cultural, and environmental vibrancy to the regions. However, poor infrastructure conditions and limited resources in this communities affect the ecosystem and the population's health. The objective of this qualitative study was to understand the physical, sociocultural, and environmental conditions in which these amphibious communities live and identify the political, legal, and cultural barriers that prevent their healthy urban development. Data collection was conducted through semi-structured interviews, surveys, and observation of physical and environmental conditions. The results suggest conflicts in the formalization processes of theses informal communities, from administrative and legal aspects to a limited definition of habitable territory. We identified the benefits of the current urban-architectural conditions of these communities, whose housing typologies, adapted to the seasonal change of the rivers, may provide a alternative model to adapt with resilience to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise. We also identified challenges in sanitation, accessibility, public space, and strengthe of community networks, as well as challenges in the response of the government whose proposals for relocation of the amphibious communities have not fully considered these communities' economic, social, and cultural values.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -080
       
 
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