Construction: Essays on Architectural History, Theory & Technology

Edited by Nicholas Patricios and Stavros Alifragkis

ISBN: 978-960-9549-61-5350 pages

First published in 2012 by ATINER

Price: Paperback: 50€ (It includes Shipping and Handling)

Electronic copy: 30€

 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Gregory Papanikos

ix

Foreword

Nicholas Patricios

xi

1.

Construction: An Introduction

Stavros Alifragkis

1

 

Part A: Histories of Other Spaces

 

2.

Place Experience of the Sacred: The Topography of Mount Athos

Christos P. Kakalis                             

17

3.

Fantasies of Bathing: Hotel Hamams as Orientalized Stereotypes

Burkay Pasin

27

4.

British Civic Architecture in the United States of the Ionian Islands

Nicholas Patricios

39

5.

Time Magazine and the Publication of Celebrity Architects

Alanya Drummond

59

Part B: Design Approaches and Methodologies

 

6.

Architectural Technology; The Making of an Academic Discipline

Norman Wienand

73

7.

Light and Sustainable Building Envelope Construction: A Meeting Point for Architects and Engineers

Matt Fajkus

83

8.

Technological Advances in Design and Construction: Bridging the Gap between the Conception Stage and the Manufacturing Process

Mania Aghaei Meibodi

99

9.

Developed Surfaces: Construction Logic and Geometrical Control

Vincent Snyder

117

10.

Experience and Illusion: Architecture as a Perceptual Catalyser

Luis Alfonso de la Fuente Suárez and Antonio Millán Gómez

137

11.

Self Build Design and Construction Processes and the Future of Sustainable Design Education

Eleni Tracada

157

Part C: Sustainable Design: Advances and Case Studies

 

12.

Social Transformation for a Sustainable Built Environment: Problems and Prospects

Matthew Kubik, Patrick J. Ashton and Regina Leffers

175

13.

Residential Design and Regulations for Sustainable Development. An Australian Perspective

Marie Elise Marrier d’Unienville

187

14.

The Built-form, the Environmental Performance and the Retrofit Potential of Post-war Urban Dwellings in Greece: The Case of Thessaloniki

Despoina Kapodistria

199

15.

A Case Study in Analysis and Improvement of Energy Efficiency in Data Center

Xiaoshu Lü, Tao Lu and Martti Viljanen

215

16.

Passive and Active Micro-Generation Building Systems for Cooling and Dehumidification in Hot and Tropical Climates

Thomas Spiegelhalter

227

17.

Unique Design and Construction Challenges for a Solar Decathlon House

Camilo Rosales and Mohammed Shanti

243

Part D: Novel Building Practices and Construction Techniques

 

18.

Project Schedule Acceleration Considering Risk

Osama Moselhi and Nazila Roofigari-Esfahan

259

19.

A UK and Australian Perspective of the Suitability of the SCL Protocol’s Provision for Dealing with Float for Adoption and Use by the Australian Construction Industry

Peter Ward

269

20.

Sustainable Energy Dissipation and Evolutionary Viscous Damping in Wood-Frame Structures

Kittinan Dhiradhamvit and Thomas L. Attard

283

21.

Resistance of Supersulfated Cement Concrete to Carbonation and Sulfate Attack

Socrates Ioannou, Kevin Paine and Keith Quillin

293

22.

Effect of a Modified Zeolite Additive on the Alkali Silica Reaction of Mortar

Bolanle Deborah Ikotun

305

List of Contributors

313

Bibliography

315