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Stuff and space in the home: An understanding of material possessions to inform spatial storage design (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Williams, K., Marco, E., Oliveira, S., & Sinnett, D. (2021, April). Stuff and space in the home: An understanding of material possessions to inform spatial storage design. Paper presented at Housing Studies Association Annual Conference

In the field of architecture, there has been little research on how the accumulation of material possessions is impacting on space for living in the home. There has been little understanding of what households own, collect, store and dispose of, nor... Read More about Stuff and space in the home: An understanding of material possessions to inform spatial storage design.

Architects’ approaches to early stage design energy modelling – an organisational perspective (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., & Marco, E. (2018, September). Architects’ approaches to early stage design energy modelling – an organisational perspective. Paper presented at Building Simulation and Optimization 2018

Energy modelling practices have been mainly studied from energy modellers' and/or building services engineers' perspectives. In addition, most discussions have focused attention on analysis parameters and tool features, with less attention devoted to... Read More about Architects’ approaches to early stage design energy modelling – an organisational perspective.

Co-adapting or adopting? Learning from a large scale comparative case study of four UK architecture firms (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., Marco, E., & Gething, B. (2017, September). Co-adapting or adopting? Learning from a large scale comparative case study of four UK architecture firms. Paper presented at Architecture Connects, AAE 2017

Whilst strategies for co-producing research in architecture are widely debated, the practical complexities and effects of engaging with, discussing and observing ‘designers’ at work are rarely reported. The purpose of this paper is to examine the ‘em... Read More about Co-adapting or adopting? Learning from a large scale comparative case study of four UK architecture firms.

Heated living - Residents valuation of heating practices in low carbon architecture (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., Marco, E., Gething, B., Agha-Hossein, M., & Kougionis, T. (2017, July). Heated living - Residents valuation of heating practices in low carbon architecture. Paper presented at Design to thrive

Abstract: Low carbon homes are often designed to accommodate advanced heating control technologies. These technologies are expected to contribute to better performing buildings and a comfortable indoor environment. Recent research focusing on the rol... Read More about Heated living - Residents valuation of heating practices in low carbon architecture.

The client, organization and the project - Architects’ valuation of energy modelling adoption across four UK firms (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., Sexton, M., Marco, E., & Gething, B. (2017, April). The client, organization and the project - Architects’ valuation of energy modelling adoption across four UK firms. Paper presented at Professional Practices in the Built Environment conference, University of Reading 27th April 2017

Whilst some architects engage in energy analysis discussions early in design, in most cases building services engineers carry out modelling and simulation tasks often at late stages of design. Recently, however, a number of large architecture firms h... Read More about The client, organization and the project - Architects’ valuation of energy modelling adoption across four UK firms.

Outwith domain...within terrain - Effects of early design energy modelling on architects' design practice (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., Marco, E., Getting, B., & Organ, S. (2016, June). Outwith domain...within terrain - Effects of early design energy modelling on architects' design practice. Paper presented at International Conference on Integrated Design

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 building services engineer with emphasis placed on verifying establis... Read More about Outwith domain...within terrain - Effects of early design energy modelling on architects' design practice.

Institutional work for new modes of evaluation: Emerging culture of assessment in evaluating sustainability in architecture (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S. (2013, July). Institutional work for new modes of evaluation: Emerging culture of assessment in evaluating sustainability in architecture. Paper presented at European Group of Organization Studies

This paper deals with the question of how understandings on criteria for evaluating sustainability develop in award winning architecture in 1990-2012 in the UK. Based on the concept of institutional work the paper examines the activities and actors t... Read More about Institutional work for new modes of evaluation: Emerging culture of assessment in evaluating sustainability in architecture.