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Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking (2021)
Journal Article
Marco, E., Oliveira, S., & Katie Williams, E. M. (2021). Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking. Interiority, 4(2), 223-248. https://doi.org/10.7454/in.v4i2.104

Inhabitants of UK housing have more possessions than ever, whilst space for living in standardised houses is at a premium. The acquisition of material possessions, and how it affects both space and inhabitants’ wellbeing, has not previously been cons... Read More about Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking.

The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography (2021)
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Marco, E., Sinnett, D., Oliveira, S., & Williams, K. (in press). The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography. Design Journal, https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2021.1949237

This study explores the effectiveness of the architectural model as a means of implementing a sensory ethnographical research methodology. An architectural model, constructed as part of a wider design research approach, became the visual probe in a s... Read More about The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography.

Transcending disciplines in architecture, structural and building services engineering: A new multidisciplinary educational approach (2021)
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Malki-Epshtein, L., Mumovic, D., D’Ayala, D., & Dragojlovic-Oliveira, S. (in press). Transcending disciplines in architecture, structural and building services engineering: A new multidisciplinary educational approach. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-020-09645-3

This paper reflects upon the mechanisms that enable development of curricular approaches to multidisciplinary architecture/engineering higher education. Building upon recent calls for integrated multidisciplinary building design practice, academics a... Read More about Transcending disciplines in architecture, structural and building services engineering: A new multidisciplinary educational approach.

Too much ‘stuff’ and the wrong space: A conceptual framework of material possessions (2020)
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Marco, E., Williams, K., & Oliveira, S. (2020). Too much ‘stuff’ and the wrong space: A conceptual framework of material possessions. Interiority, 3(2), 219-242. https://doi.org/10.7454/in.v3i2.78

Space for living in new build houses in the UK is at premium and households have more stuff than ever before. The way this stuff is accommodated in dwellings can significantly affect residents’ quality of life and well-being. This paper presents a ne... Read More about Too much ‘stuff’ and the wrong space: A conceptual framework of material possessions.

Health and wellbeing in design studio briefs – Architecture and engineering graduating students’ motivations and approaches (2020)
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Oliveira, S., Griffin, E., Cash, D., & Marco, E. (2020). Health and wellbeing in design studio briefs – Architecture and engineering graduating students’ motivations and approaches. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 41(2), 137-152. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143624419897394

© The Author(s) 2020. The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon architecture and environmental engineering students’ approaches to health and wellbeing issues in design studio project briefs. The design studio project is a key aspect of the studen... Read More about Health and wellbeing in design studio briefs – Architecture and engineering graduating students’ motivations and approaches.

Exploring employee energy efficiency awareness in UK commercial offices: IT and small power (2018)
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Morris, J., & Oliveira, S. (2019). Exploring employee energy efficiency awareness in UK commercial offices: IT and small power. Energy Efficiency, 12(5), 1237-1252. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12053-018-9748-z

Energy consumption reduction is called upon across UK business facilities in order to mitigate the rising impacts of climate change. Business facilities such as office buildings rely on a range of electrical equipment on a day-to-day basis (Carbon Tr... Read More about Exploring employee energy efficiency awareness in UK commercial offices: IT and small power.

Towards an energy ‘literate’ architecture graduate? UK educators’ and students’ evaluation (2018)
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Oliveira, S., Marco, E., & Gething, B. (2018). Towards an energy ‘literate’ architecture graduate? UK educators’ and students’ evaluation. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 14(4), 317-329. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2017.1364217

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Whilst calls for upskilling and retraining the UK construction workforce to meet increasingly stringent energy targets are repeatedly documented in construction strategy and policy repor... Read More about Towards an energy ‘literate’ architecture graduate? UK educators’ and students’ evaluation.

Do domestic heating controls save energy? A review of the evidence (2018)
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Lomas, K., Oliveira, S., Warren, P., Haines, V., Chatterton, T., Beizaee, A., …Gething, B. (2018). Do domestic heating controls save energy? A review of the evidence. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 93, 52-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.05.002

© 2018 The Authors Claims about the benefits of heating controls are often biased, unsubstantiated, misleading, or incorrect. This paper presents a systematic and critical international review of the evidence for the energy saving, cost effectiveness... Read More about Do domestic heating controls save energy? A review of the evidence.

Role of 'community spaces' in residents' adaptation to energy-efficient heating technologies-insights from a UK low-energy housing development (2018)
Journal Article
Oliveira, S., & Marco, E. (2018). Role of 'community spaces' in residents' adaptation to energy-efficient heating technologies-insights from a UK low-energy housing development. Sustainability, 10(4), 934. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10040934

© 2018 by the authors. Advanced energy-efficient heating technologies are often integral to low-energy home design, practice, and policy. The expectation is that technologies designed to lower space-heating energy use may also contribute to better pe... Read More about Role of 'community spaces' in residents' adaptation to energy-efficient heating technologies-insights from a UK low-energy housing development.

Preventing or inventing? Understanding the effects of non-prescriptive design briefs (2017)
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Oliveira, S., & Marco, E. (2017). Preventing or inventing? Understanding the effects of non-prescriptive design briefs. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 27(4), 549-561. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-016-9369-9

© 2016, The Author(s). This paper discusses observations of an architecture and environmental engineering undergraduate design studio project assigned to 4th year students at a UK university. In the UK, most architecture courses are characterised by... Read More about Preventing or inventing? Understanding the effects of non-prescriptive design briefs.

Making energy behaviour research relevant to policy: A tale of two studies (2017)
Journal Article
Chatterton, T., Tsang, F., Oliveira, S., Burge, P., Prestwood, E., Poghosyan, A., & Gething, B. (2017). Making energy behaviour research relevant to policy: A tale of two studies

Within a context of shrinking government resources and greater pressure on academics and other researchers to generate ‘impact’ from (publically funded) research there is a greater need than ever to ensure that published research is readily usable by... Read More about Making energy behaviour research relevant to policy: A tale of two studies.

Evolutionary, not revolutionary–logics of early design energy modelling adoption in UK architecture practice (2016)
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Oliveira, S., Marco, E., Gething, B., & Organ, S. (2017). Evolutionary, not revolutionary–logics of early design energy modelling adoption in UK architecture practice. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13(3), 168-184. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2016.1267606

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This paper examines the effects of early stage design energy modelling technology on architects’ design practice. Energy analysis in design has traditionally been the domain of the build... Read More about Evolutionary, not revolutionary–logics of early design energy modelling adoption in UK architecture practice.

Conflict, contradiction, and concern: Judges' evaluation of sustainability in architectural awards (2016)
Journal Article
Oliveira, S., & Sexton, M. (2016). Conflict, contradiction, and concern: Judges' evaluation of sustainability in architectural awards. arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, 20(4), 323-332. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1359135517000069

This paper explores how judges evaluate sustainability of buildings in RIBA award settings in the UK. A qualitative approach drawing on institutional theory is used to understand the ways judges legitimate particular evaluative views. Aesthetics and... Read More about Conflict, contradiction, and concern: Judges' evaluation of sustainability in architectural awards.