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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Space, Place, and Imagination in the Arabic-Islamic Tradition

PhD project by Kinda Tabbaa Kinda’s research interests include the history and theory of landscapes and cities, Arab- Islamic landscape architecture, and the concepts of “space” and “place” in the Arab- Islamic tradition. Kinda’s recent works have focused on landscape representation in 17th and 18th century Arabic travel writings, landscape education in the Arab world, and […]

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Earthship Architecture: Thermal Performance and Life Cycle Assessment

PhD project by Martin Freney Martin’s research aims to quantify the environmental impacts of the Earthship, an autonomous housing concept built substantially from waste products such as old car tyres, compared with other forms of housing. In particular, Martin is interested in wall construction, however other areas of interest are the autonomous systems such as […]

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Maps and Meanings: Urban Cartography and Urban Design

PhD project by Julie Nichols Julie currently researches in the fields of urban history, urban cartography and contemporary urbanism. Her doctoral study, Maps and Meanings: Urban Cartography and Urban Design, is a comparative study of an historical trajectory of the changing role of the map from pre-modern to modern times. The emergence of the concept of […]

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Analysing the Environmental Performance of Commercial Office Buildings

PhD project by Vanessa Menadue Current research analyses the environmental performance of commercial office buildings given the current rise in market demand for ‘green’ design. The term ‘green building’ is intended to mean a building that is designed, constructed and operated with the specific objectives of efficient use of resources and reducing negative impact on […]

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A Study of Three Gateway Cities: Istanbul, Lucknow and Aleppo

PhD project by Elise Kamleh  This study is concerned with architectural exchange in Eurasia. The project challenges Eurocentric representations of the built environment of West and South Asia as being in decline in the 18th century due to the influences of European architecture. Inspired by the writing of world systems theorists who make a convincing case […]

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