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Alex Ely "Patterns and Parameters"

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ABSTRACT:
There are certain universal conditions of a city and of housing that, if codified, can help architects and planners achieve a successful outcome. 'Urbanity', by...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2010 Michaelmas Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Mon 28 Feb 2011


Charlie Peel "Facing up to rising sea levels: Retreat? Defend? Attack?"

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ABSTRACT:
The work looks at the long-term future of our coastal cities, and different strategies to react positively to the problem of rising sea-levels. We took three different...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2010 Michaelmas Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Mon 28 Feb 2011


Dr Andong Lu "Cinematic Mapping: the Observation and Documentation of Urban Space"

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ABSTRACT:
Since early use of its documentary power (e.g. Mumford 1939), in the 1970s film has become a primary tool for observing and analyzing the real city (e.g. Banham 1972;...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2010 Michaelmas Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Mon 28 Feb 2011


Dr Felipe Hernandez "Housing the Poor in Latin America: Changing Attitudes towards Urban Informality"

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ABSTRACT:
This seminar will examine four case studies that show the innovative ways in which contemporary architects throughout Latin American are responding to the challenge of...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2010 Easter Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Sun 26 Sep 2010


Dr Haim Yacobi "From Terra Nullius to Terra Incognita and Back: Israeli Architect in Africa 1956-1973"

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ABSTRACT:
This presentation will critically explore Israel’s past involvement (1956-1973) in Africa, with a special focus on the involvement of three architects in planning and...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2011 Lent Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Tue 1 Mar 2011


Dr Jason Palmer "UK Housing Policy: Putting Carbon to the Fore?"

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ABSTRACT:
For forty years the Government has tried to cut energy use in UK homes. Energy efficiency in housing has always jockeyed with other priorities, but recent concerns...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2010 Michaelmas Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Mon 28 Feb 2011


Dr Karl Kropf "Urban Morphology and Design Theory: open up from the inside out"

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ABSTRACT:
We have reached a point where the whole of the built environment has been claimed as the historic environment and all development is subject to the standards of...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2010 Michaelmas Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Mon 28 Feb 2011


Dr Ken Yeang "Ecological Design and Planning"

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ABSTRACT:
The premise is that there is no one single best approach to achieving green design, but a number of ways to arrive at the same goal. The presentation presents five...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2010 Easter Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Sun 26 Sep 2010


Dr Kiril Stanilov "Tracing the Growth of Cities: Investigations of Spatial Patterns and Determinant Forces"

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ABSTRACT:
The presentation discusses methods of investigating urban growth patterns illustrated with a number of case studies from the UK, USA and Europe. These studies rely on...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2011 Easter Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Fri 26 Aug 2011


Dr. Marco Iuliano "The Other Cambridge"

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Abstract: This lecture explores the steel, brick and ferro-concrete Cambridge built in the late 50s and 60s: the almost invisible ‘Other Cambridge’, that today is not part of the...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2012 Easter Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Mon 17 Dec 2012


Dr Patrick Malone "A Future for Urban Design"

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ABSTRACT:
This paper will examine how urban design might be defined, and how the current confusion of architectural and elemental approaches might be reformed as theorists...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2011 Lent Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Tue 1 Mar 2011


Dr Peter Kellett "Constructing the Contemporary City: Informal Housing Processes in Latin America"

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ABSTRACT:
Our understanding of how cities are planned and produced is being challenged by the expanding cities of Latin America. Here the majority of new construction is in the...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2010 Easter Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Sun 26 Sep 2010


Dr Runming Yao "Urban Microclimate Studies - Numerical and Experimental"

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ABSTRACT:
This presentation introduces a research project involving numerical and experimental studies carried out at the University of Reading, UK, which is funded by the UK...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2010 Michaelmas Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Mon 28 Feb 2011


Emily So "Lessons from Earthquakes"

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Abstract: Tremendous progress has been made in earthquake science and engineering in the past decades. However, fatalities and injuries due to earthquakes continue to dominate...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2012 Lent Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Tue 24 Apr 2012


Geometry and Atmosphere: the conundrum of building for the Arts

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A film exploring the issues involved in the design and delivery of recent UK theatres, including the Contact, Manchester; the Lowry, Salford; Poole Arts Centre; Curve, Leicester;...

Collection: Designing Dynamic Environments for the Performing Arts

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Thu 3 Feb 2011


Heritage and Planning

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A discussion on heritage and planning issues related to sustainable retrofit of existing properties.

Collection: GreenBRIDGE Sustainable Retrofit Series

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Sun 28 Apr 2013


James Keirstead "Modelling Approaches to Urban Energy Systems: Optimization, Simulation, and More"

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Abstract: Cities account for approximately two-thirds of global primary energy demand and accordingly, there has been an increased focus on modelling urban energy supply and...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2012 Lent Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Tue 24 Apr 2012


John Sergeant "Platforms and Displacement as Design Strategy"

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ABSTRACT:
All buildings modify their sites, some radically. There will be other sites from which material came and to which it goes. Carbon and other costs now reward a strategy...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2011 Lent Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Tue 1 Mar 2011


Jonathan Hendry "Observational Abstraction"

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Abstract: Jonathan Hendry Architects is an award winning, chartered practice based on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, with a reputation for making architecture that is well...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2012 Easter Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Mon 17 Dec 2012


Katie Jenkins "An Integrated Approach to Modelling the Direct and Indirect Impacts of Heatwaves in London"

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Abstract: Heatwaves are associated with large impacts on human health and mortality, as well as having economic repercussions. The direct impacts of heatwaves can subsequently...

Collection: Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 2012 Lent Term

Institution: Department of Architecture

Created: Tue 24 Apr 2012


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