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Shigeru Ban’s Sustainable Shelters

The School was fortunate to have accomplished international architect Shigeru Ban present as part of the Speaker Series last year. Shigeru is known for his innovative use of unconventional material such as paper and cardboard tubes. Watch Shigeru Ban’s TEDxTokyo talk about emergency shelters made from paper.

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Sustainable High-rise Residential Buildings: The Context of Dhaka, Bangladesh

PhD project by Tahmina Ahsan Tahmina is a PhD candidate from Bangladesh. She is taking time out from her role as Assistant Professor at Stamford University Bangladesh where she has been teaching since 2005. Her current research aims to develop a framework for sustainability in high-rise residential buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh. At present there are […]

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Thermal Preferences in Dwellings of Alternative Constructions

PhD project by Lyrian Daniel Lyrian’s research is motivated by specific interests in thermal comfort, residential building performance simulation and related policy. Throughout her tertiary education, Lyrian has developed an awareness of the necessity of environmental, social and economically sustainable design. This has formed the basis of research projects that have culminated in publications and […]

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Water Urbanism in Dhaka: Intervention Strategies for Reclaiming and Protecting the Water Bodies of an Eco-city

PhD project by Fahmid Ahmed Fahmid’s research aims to understand the water-culture of the deltaic city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Water has played a powerful role in shaping the histories, societies and economics of this region. However, with the unprecedented rate of urbanisation the dialogue between water and the city has collapsed. Appropriate urban design policy […]

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Towards Plus-energy Urban Development as an Alternative Way to Reduce Energy Scarcity in Developing Countries

PhD project by Rehnuma Parveen Rehnuma, an academic and architect from Bangladesh, has a profound interest in sustainable building and urban development in developing countries. In her PhD research she intends to find out the possibilities, opportunities, challenges and ways to initiate and promote plus – energy urban development where buildings are independent from energy […]

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