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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)
Journal Article
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.

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.

Transcending disciplines in architecture, structural and building services engineering: A new multidisciplinary educational approach (2021)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.

Considering institutional logics in building performance evaluation research (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Oliveira, S., & Baborska-Narożny, M. (2020). Considering institutional logics in building performance evaluation research. In L. C. Jain, A. Capozzoli, R. J. Howlett, & J. Littlewood (Eds.), Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, (701-710). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9868-2_59

The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon potential analytical benefits of institutional theory in the study of building performance evaluation (BPE) practice. BPE studies have mostly been based on descriptive empirical insights with little concep... Read More about Considering institutional logics in building performance evaluation research.

Exploring employee energy efficiency awareness in UK commercial offices: IT and small power (2018)
Journal Article
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.

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.

Towards an energy ‘literate’ architecture graduate? UK educators’ and students’ evaluation (2018)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.

MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients (2017)
Report
Oliveira, S., Burch, J., Hutchison, K., Adekola, O., Jaradat, S., & Jones, M. (2017). MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients

The purpose of this report is to review evidence of MMC application in housing with regards to diverse modes of delivery, lending approaches, customer satisfaction and long-term management/maintenance.The report provides a detailed overview of above... Read More about MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients.

Heating controls: International evidence base and policy experiences (2017)
Report
Oliveira, S., Prestwood, E., Chatterton, T., Poghosyan, A., & Gething, B. (2017). Heating controls: International evidence base and policy experiences. Bristol: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

This report presents a synthesis in the form of narrative summaries of the international evidence base and policy experiences on heating controls in the domestic sector. The research builds on the former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)... Read More about Heating controls: International evidence base and policy experiences.

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.

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.