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Earth Buildings – Reintroducing An Old Technique For Green Cities, Andrea Rieger-Jandl, Ulrike Herbig, Renate Bornberg Nov 2015

Earth Buildings – Reintroducing An Old Technique For Green Cities, Andrea Rieger-Jandl, Ulrike Herbig, Renate Bornberg

UBT International Conference

. It is widely believed that historic urban fabrics make an important contribution to foster identity and a sense of belonging for local people. To restore historic buildings, particular vernacular structures, is therefore an important contribution to achieve urban structures that deal with and respect local people with their particular way of living. One such historic element is earth construction, and in this case earth constructions of the central and eastern Europe region. Earth constructions turned out to be beneficiary for the micro climate, because of the material's ability to balance between day and night temperatures. Earth constructions are also ...


Comparative Analysis Between The Istanbul House Plan Types And The Plan Types Of The Ottoman Houses On The Panagia District In Kavala, Greece, Velika Ivkovska Nov 2015

Comparative Analysis Between The Istanbul House Plan Types And The Plan Types Of The Ottoman Houses On The Panagia District In Kavala, Greece, Velika Ivkovska

UBT International Conference

As part of the section on the Architectural History and the Architecture Values and Heritage, this paper will offer to the participants of the 4th IC ASPCE 2015 Durres Albania view on the development of the Ottoman House floor plans and its characteristics presented through the examples of the houses built in Istanbul between the 17th and 19th century and their comparative analysis with the Ottoman houses built in the Panagia district in the Ottoman town of Kavala, Greece. The Ottoman House has its specific characteristics and a huge value that has a special place in the universal history of ...


The Study Of The Multimodal Level Of Service For The Segment Of Urban Road “Fehmi Lladrovci” In Prishtina, Makfiret Abdullahu, Jetmir Berisha, Beni Kizolli Nov 2015

The Study Of The Multimodal Level Of Service For The Segment Of Urban Road “Fehmi Lladrovci” In Prishtina, Makfiret Abdullahu, Jetmir Berisha, Beni Kizolli

UBT International Conference

The purpose of this study is to present the analysis for the urban road “Fehmi Lladrovci” in the city of Prishtina, aiming to identify the geometric and the intensity of a traffic flow factors which influences to the reduction of multimodal level of service. The study is focused in urban roads categories for the level like road “Fehmi Lladrovci” is, this road is one of the main roads of the city . Integral parts of this study are the models applied to calculation of multimodal level of service for each modes of traffic as vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and public transport based ...


Architectural Characteristics Of Urban Dwellings In Kosovo, Verona Ymeri Hoxha Nov 2015

Architectural Characteristics Of Urban Dwellings In Kosovo, Verona Ymeri Hoxha

UBT International Conference

This seminar paper is a research on the theoretical framework of architectural history of 18th and 19th century urban dwellings in Kosovo. Special effort is placed on the particular type of urban dwelling in Kosovo known as “banesa qy tetare” [urban house] which has been a subject of study for especially Emin Riza and Flamur Doli in between the 1993 and 2013. Commencing with thorough description of “banesa” in terms of architectural characteristics, “banesas” ty p ology and chronological derivation of its ty p ology as well as spatial distribution, followed by composition of volumes that correspond to types of ...


Christian Basilica, Serbian Orthodox Church Or Ottoman Mosque? Some Remarks On National Monuments Of Sacral Architecture, Caroline Jaeger-Klein Nov 2015

Christian Basilica, Serbian Orthodox Church Or Ottoman Mosque? Some Remarks On National Monuments Of Sacral Architecture, Caroline Jaeger-Klein

UBT International Conference

The territories of Kosovo do hold quite a number of historic sacral monuments that several national entities call “their” architectural heritage. Can we really speak of a single nations’ heritage in territories where, through the course of history, the politically leading or majority nation was shifted in place? To which nation does immoveable heritage belong, if the nation is no longer dwelling around the monument? Who takes care of such national heritage? Is heritage “national”? How can a national state administrate and manage architectural heritage that is not considered to be “his” national heritage? Questions like those are current status ...


Creating Urban Sense Of Community Through Façades, Binak Beqaj, Blerta Vula Rizvanolli, Gent Hasimja Nov 2015

Creating Urban Sense Of Community Through Façades, Binak Beqaj, Blerta Vula Rizvanolli, Gent Hasimja

UBT International Conference

Urbanization is a continuous process, affected with different elements in different development periods. Knowing that urbanization is a multi-sectorial process oriented to different activities with the aim of harmonizing urban –architectural landscape with natural landscape to achieve as much as possible urban sense of community living there (in behavior or sociological aspect). Considering that role of different buildings all over urban area not only through their interior view functions-destinations but also through their exterior view architectural form-façades is unsubstituted; this research is trying to give answer on question: At what level façades can create urban sense of community living in ...


The Phenomena Of Urban Sprawl – Study Case Of City Of Prishtina, Ilirjana Mejzini Nov 2015

The Phenomena Of Urban Sprawl – Study Case Of City Of Prishtina, Ilirjana Mejzini

UBT International Conference

Urban sprawl is a phenomena that affected the entire world, in particular the capital cities. There are different cases and forms of the city extensions, which influence the community in many ways, like: social behaviour, economic prosperity, irrational land use, infrastructure disorder, energy inefficiency as well as polluted environment. This paper explores typical examples of urban sprawl evident in European cities and the core reasons of its appearance. The analyses will focus on the rapid urban extension of Prishtina; it’s over population and all consequences affecting daily life. The aim of the p ap er is to highlight the ...


Interrelation Community- Academy Towards Sustainable Urban Planning, Binak Beqaj, Edmond Hajrizi Nov 2015

Interrelation Community- Academy Towards Sustainable Urban Planning, Binak Beqaj, Edmond Hajrizi

UBT International Conference

Considering urban development’s World-wide, which are based on economic, social, environmental, cultural trends and good governance; towards sustainable development of urban areas, while there coming y ears will be concentrated most of the World’s population, as result of that is very important development of interrelations Community-Academy conversely, in context of promotion of expected results such:

  • Academic institutions as community based organization
  • Community with base on general development projects
  • Determination of common development objectives
  • Sustainability through economic, social and environmental dimension

In general the aim of this study is through used comparative research methods and literature review, to present ...


Architecture In Verses Of Professor Bashkim Fehmiu, Arbër Sadiki Nov 2015

Architecture In Verses Of Professor Bashkim Fehmiu, Arbër Sadiki

UBT International Conference

The contribution of architect Bashkim Fehmiu as one of important personalities in Kosovo in second half of 20th century, includes many areas such as: academic as professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Prishtina, administrat ive, as founder of Prishtina Institute of Urbanism, contribution in the urban planning as the author of many urban plans of Prishtina, and his architectural contribution as the author of several important buildings of this period. Even his work in above mentioned areas is not still investigated, analyzed, classified, documented and published, nonetheless is recognized by many people, maybe as result of ...


Traditional Aspect And Community Socialization Through Public Urban Space- Study Case Peja, Vlora Aliu, Binak Beqaj Nov 2015

Traditional Aspect And Community Socialization Through Public Urban Space- Study Case Peja, Vlora Aliu, Binak Beqaj

UBT International Conference

It’s to be considered as an important issue, the issue of public space identification and social relationships of the community with them. It’s the fact that social aspect of the people living in urban areas is considered as main aspect identified with: •Inclusiveness and equity for different community categories •Sustainable integration of urban development and •Tradition Considering this, the aim is to insist on development of those public spaces and definition of their role on social, societal and traditional aspect for the community. Knowing that Peja as important urban area in Kosova, as city under modern development, is ...


Analysis Of Hotels - Case Study Kosovo, Mimoza Sylejmani, Lulzim Beqiri, Rineta Jashari Nov 2015

Analysis Of Hotels - Case Study Kosovo, Mimoza Sylejmani, Lulzim Beqiri, Rineta Jashari

UBT International Conference

The research deals with the analysis of the Hotels, where as a case study is taken Kosovo. Focus study were the cities with the greatest number of people, namely those which are visited more by tourists. The research is based on analytical method, which helps in the final results. Analyzed in terms of functional objects, architectural, access to the facility, their capacity and conditions that they offer guests. The classification of buildings is done in two groups; a) Those built before 1999 and b) Those built after 1999. Analysis show that cases of hotels built before 1999, which once met ...


Systems Engineering Application Of Construction Permit Process And Positive Effects On Time Optimization – Case Study Kosova, Lulzim Beqiri, Zejnulla Rexhepi, Gezim Sadiku Nov 2015

Systems Engineering Application Of Construction Permit Process And Positive Effects On Time Optimization – Case Study Kosova, Lulzim Beqiri, Zejnulla Rexhepi, Gezim Sadiku

UBT International Conference

Systems Engineering application to the construction industry is a permanent and continues process that bring optimization of processes that are followed with positive effects that influences positively several factor as time, cost and other related factors. Benefits through process engineering are driven forces toward process development of construction industry. This paper try to present benefits through engineering of permit process, relation of this optimization with other processes as time, cost and stakeholders benefit. The entire permit process is analyzed in Kosovo, some EU countries and as well comparison with process in Switzerland.


Architects Role In Change Influenced By Technology And Increasing Urban Data (Bim, Gis And Codes) From Global And Local Perspective, Ferhat Bejtullahu, Violeta Nushi, Enis Jakupi Nov 2015

Architects Role In Change Influenced By Technology And Increasing Urban Data (Bim, Gis And Codes) From Global And Local Perspective, Ferhat Bejtullahu, Violeta Nushi, Enis Jakupi

UBT International Conference

Architects are highly dependent from technology and the need to have integrated tools that also allows them to create models. The main objective of this research is to identify architects role in change influenced by technology and increasing urban data (BIM, GIS and CODES). Architects role in given context is analyzed from global and local perspective. Specific objective of this research is to investigate the use of BIM and urban data from p ersp ective an architect, analy ze reduced architects’ influence, owners crush design fees and possibilities to take back design control. Literature review, daily spontaneous interviews with participants ...


The Legalization Process Challenges On Illegal Constructions In Kosovo, Faton Spahiu, Rineta Jashari Nov 2015

The Legalization Process Challenges On Illegal Constructions In Kosovo, Faton Spahiu, Rineta Jashari

UBT International Conference

A crucial point during the transition process of a country is the rule of law. This process is not easy and is often followed by negative outcomes. Illegal, uncontrolled and unplanned construction is one of them. This spreads process is usually very fast and spreads rapidly across the whole territory of the country. Similar to other countries of the Balkan Region, Kosovo has been dealing with this issue as well and has undergone a treatment process of equipping those buildings with legalizing permits. The law for constructions treatment without permit entered into force in 2014 and is implemented by the ...


P-04 Cavan Burren 2015 Project, Rhonda Root, Robin Johnson, Ariel Solis, Abelardo Rivas Oct 2015

P-04 Cavan Burren 2015 Project, Rhonda Root, Robin Johnson, Ariel Solis, Abelardo Rivas

Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship

The Cavan Burren is a plantation forest within the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark overlay along the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland border. The exposure of Cavan Burren’s "relict landscape" resulted from a 2012 partial clear fell. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers in architecture, technology, ecology, fine arts, and archaeology investigated domestic architecture reflected in three stone configurations: circular/semicircular sites, rectangular sites, and tomb structures. We also investigated human action on pedestal boulders (PBs), which had been modified by sculpting, splitting, and cutting away. Our first goal was to show human action on structures by using ...


Seeps And Springs At A Platteville “Observatory” On The River Bluffs, Bj Bonin, Greg Brick, Julia R. Steenberg Oct 2015

Seeps And Springs At A Platteville “Observatory” On The River Bluffs, Bj Bonin, Greg Brick, Julia R. Steenberg

Sinkhole Conference 2015

Residential building construction along the Mississippi River bluffs in the 1970s created a unique enclosed outcrop of the Late Ordovician Platteville Formation at Lilydale, Minnesota. This outcrop was examined in early 2013 after a newly-formed spring flooded an elevator shaft the previous year, drawing attention to the foundation conditions. The Lexington Riverside property is a six story condominium complex constructed within the top of the bluff. A two-level underground parking garage was built into the bluff. Bedrock was mechanically excavated to accommodate the construction of the building, creating an unweathered rock surface. The space between the structure and the excavated ...


2015 Interior Design Emerging Program, Florida International University Jun 2015

2015 Interior Design Emerging Program, Florida International University

Interior Design Symposium: Fostering Identity, Diversity, & Connectivity

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Healing Gardens, Kalina K. Vander Poel May 2015

The Role Of Healing Gardens, Kalina K. Vander Poel

Student Research Symposium

The objective of this research is to observe the use patterns of a healing garden located on the oncology floor of a pediatric hospital. Use patterns recorded through behavior mapping and tracking focus on collecting data related to the type of user, length of stay, and activity. Three user groups (patient, provider, and visitor) stay an average of eight (8) minutes at Randall Children’s Hospital ranging in activity from sit and relax to actively play. Some findings are concurrent with past research while other findings are not. This research serves as an initial set of data to inform the ...


Portland State University School Of Business Administration (Sba) Renovation + Personal Comfort Investigation, Abolfazl Mekanik, Corey Griffin, Louise Foster May 2015

Portland State University School Of Business Administration (Sba) Renovation + Personal Comfort Investigation, Abolfazl Mekanik, Corey Griffin, Louise Foster

Student Research Symposium

This poster discusses the results of a field study about indoor thermal comfort, based on investigations in Portland State University`s School of Business (SBA) classrooms. The field study was conducted by physical parameter monitoring and questionnaires. Both field monitoring and occupant surveys were performed at the same time during the regular class period.The measurement campaign consisted of measuring the environmental parameters such as temperature (Ta), relative humidity (RH), CO2, and sound levels. The outdoor air temperature, humidity, and sound were registered every 2 hour period during class time. The intention for this project is to investigate thermal ...


2015 Pacific Undergraduate Research And Creativity Conference (Purcc) Full Program, Pacific Undergraduate Research And Creativity Conference (Purcc) Apr 2015

2015 Pacific Undergraduate Research And Creativity Conference (Purcc) Full Program, Pacific Undergraduate Research And Creativity Conference (Purcc)

Pacific Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference (PURCC)

No abstract provided.


The Crowd-Sourced Roadscape Project, Emma Lorenz Apr 2015

The Crowd-Sourced Roadscape Project, Emma Lorenz

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

During the fall semester of 2014 the 32 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) students in the traveling Savanna Studio participated in a semester-long experimental “crowd-sourced” project that was designed to engage students in hands-on site-assessment/field research for 32 separate “roadscape” sites arrayed along the 7350 miles traveled by the students and faculty during two three-week excursions. The students divided responsibilities for inventory of particular aspects of the sites (e.g. physical properties, existing plant communities, materiality, cultural conditions, climate factors, phenomenological character, etc.), documented their assessments while on-site and then later shared the information among the group in cloud-based ...


Eric And Anna Gustafson Residence, Designers Jiani Yao And Xinran Chen, Jiani Yao, Xinran Chen Apr 2015

Eric And Anna Gustafson Residence, Designers Jiani Yao And Xinran Chen, Jiani Yao, Xinran Chen

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Eric and Anna Gustafson have purchased a residential lot near Lake Minnetonka, in Waysata, Minnesota. They have hired Jiani Yao and Xinran Chen to develop a four-thousand square foot house plan, reflecting their client’s interests in history, global cultures, and modern technology. Eric is a hockey coach and Anna is a museum curator. Their children are grown, but are frequent visitors. Eric’s mother, Elsa is recovering from cancer and will be staying with the family for a few months while she recovers. Methodology included systematically researching client preferences and special needs, and also examining the building site. The ...


New York's Cova Condominium Project: Integrating Ancestral Culture In Contemporary Design, Joseph Danielsen Apr 2015

New York's Cova Condominium Project: Integrating Ancestral Culture In Contemporary Design, Joseph Danielsen

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

This project explored residential interior design at a compact scale, and addressed client issues of cultural identity, changing contexts, human behavior and special needs. Architect Frances Cova and his elderly mother Letizia, originally from Barcelona, Spain, purchased a condominium in Brooklyn, New York. The Covas desired a design concept that would incorporate their ancestral Spanish heritage, and its cultural identity, with the contemporary ideology of simplicity. Design methodology included assessing each client's functional spatial and character needs. Researching Letizia's physical limitations led to developing spatial arrangements to enable ergonomic comfort in her living quarters. To express architectural aesthetics ...


Chicago Lakeside; A Study Of A Reclaimed Brownfield Site For A New Urban Community, Rose Tashjian, Alex Robinson Apr 2015

Chicago Lakeside; A Study Of A Reclaimed Brownfield Site For A New Urban Community, Rose Tashjian, Alex Robinson

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

As landscape architecture students, we have conducted research on the Lakeside Development plot of land on the South Side of Chicago and created our own designs intended to create a captivating space on a 500-acre undeveloped site on Lake Michigan. This site, a former steel mill, is now classified as a brownfield. The history of this land created design restrictions dealing with soil quality, plant growth, and structural stability. Our research about the history of the site, current conditions, demographics, and infrastructure lead us to design strategies for neighborhood revitalization and brownfield reconstruction. Our findings and design specifications are expressed ...


Energy Efficient Residential Dehumidification By Solar Driven Liquid Desiccant Systems, Ryan Everly, Esdras Murillo Apr 2015

Energy Efficient Residential Dehumidification By Solar Driven Liquid Desiccant Systems, Ryan Everly, Esdras Murillo

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

In regions with high humidity levels, liquid desiccant systems have the potential to be highly effective as renewable dehumidifiers in residential buildings. Unlike current air conditioning systems, which cool incoming air to levels far below comfortable temperatures in order to expel water in the air, liquid desiccants control humidity levels with no dependence on temperature. The consequence is a large electrical energy savings from a significantly decreased load on the air conditioning equipment. The current problem with this technology is the equipment must be small enough to fit in a residential mechanical room, yet powerful enough to effectively dehumidify the ...


Atmospheres: Explication And Excess, Matthew Darmour-Paul Apr 2015

Atmospheres: Explication And Excess, Matthew Darmour-Paul

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

As the world becomes increasingly quantifiable and as innovative technologies allow for novel measurements of new phenomena, it is the ‘givens’ of everyday life, and the responsibilities a new attentiveness may harbor, that are under the so-called ‘attack’ of modernity. Architecture is not immune to this phenomenon, particularly in the trending topics of study such as ‘climate design’ and ‘atmospheric construction’. These are cited both as a response to an impending climate change, and as a technical means to design large commercial projects. As architects find ways to incorporate new representational technologies into the discipline, new ‘materials’ such as heat ...


Rethinking The Way We Live: A Case For Passive House Retrofitting, Jackie Katcher Apr 2015

Rethinking The Way We Live: A Case For Passive House Retrofitting, Jackie Katcher

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

In order to reduce our energy consumption in buildings, it is best to begin with the individual and therefore, housing. The residential sector contributes 54% of all energy consumption related to buildings, and it is also a personal environment for each of us to live and grow. Because of the deep connection we have with our homes, it is important that these houses are not only energy efficient and affordable, but also comfortable and enjoyable places for us to live in. Weatherizing and updating appliances and mechanical equipment in existing houses isn’t enough to significantly reduce energy consumption and ...


The Interlock House Environmental Control And Alert System, Kelsey Fleenor, Shuaibu Kenchi Apr 2015

The Interlock House Environmental Control And Alert System, Kelsey Fleenor, Shuaibu Kenchi

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

One of the problems in architectural research involving sensors is detecting errors within raw data and separating these errors from the reliable and relevant data. This research on the Interlock House aims to develop an alert system to notify when the house is operating below efficiency and for identifying abnormal data caused by sensor errors/failures. Additionally, the system would assist in controlling environmental settings. There are three parameters for operating this alert system. The first parameter, used to signify if a sensor is malfunctioning, includes the range for each sensor’s capabilities based off technical specifications. The second parameter ...


Leap Collaborative: A Demonstration Of Sustainable Practices, Sierra Rose Jensen, David Keith Berry Apr 2015

Leap Collaborative: A Demonstration Of Sustainable Practices, Sierra Rose Jensen, David Keith Berry

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Located on in the heart of downtown Knoxville along West Church Avenue, the LEAP Collaborative is imagined as a collection of landscape architects, engineers, architects, and planners who contract projects with an emphasis on sustainable design. Therefore, for the design of their headquarters, we wanted to express that commitment to sustainable design and display some of those practices clearly to the pedestrian and passer-by. One of the main goals was the clarity of programmatic pieces. The retail comes out to the street edge to invite shoppers. The laboratory, highly visible, pushes forward towards the street edge but is less accessible ...


Stationary System With Portfolio, Christina Elizabeth Owens Apr 2015

Stationary System With Portfolio, Christina Elizabeth Owens

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

This creative activity explores the possibilities of designing a professional stationary system consisting of a letterhead, envelop, resume, and business card. The process began with brainstorming about myself as an architecture student and how my style and personality can be represented through a graphic system. The logo design is very clean, simple, and playful, which reflects my personality and the way I design. It works to create a push and pull of negative space from the paper through the voids of the letters. The use of the deep red provides contrast and variety to the stationary system. As for the ...