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Potential strategies for enhancing solar architectural skins (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Nicoletti, E. (2022, August). Potential strategies for enhancing solar architectural skins. Paper presented at International SEEDS Conference 2022, University of the West of England, Bristol and online

As the climate crisis requires lowering carbon emissions on multiple fronts, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs) can reduce buildings’ reliance on energy from fossil fuels by supplying them with electricity generated from a renewable source. In... Read More about Potential strategies for enhancing solar architectural skins.

Being in the hyper city and the posthuman body (2022)
Journal Article
Landi, D. (2022). Being in the hyper city and the posthuman body. FOOTPRINT, Vol. 16 No. 1 (2022):(Issue # 30 | Spring/ Summer 2022), 16. https://doi.org/10.7480/footprint.16.1

Since ancient times, the analogy of the body in relation to buildings was central both in Western and Eastern architectural and urban design. Over time, the prevalence of economies over inhabitants’ experience led to the adoption of architectural and... Read More about Being in the hyper city and the posthuman body.

Durability of whole culm bamboo: Facts, misconceptions and the new ISO 22156 framework (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Kaminski, S., Harries, K., Felipe Lopez, L., Trujillo, D., & Archila, H. (2022). Durability of whole culm bamboo: Facts, misconceptions and the new ISO 22156 framework. . https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6575090

Durability of bamboo is one of the most important aspects to consider when designing and building with this nature-based material. Durable structures with bamboo are resilient, cost-effective and have a lower whole life-cycle environmental impact. Th... Read More about Durability of whole culm bamboo: Facts, misconceptions and the new ISO 22156 framework.

Facilitating ambient intelligence of acoustic atmospheres (2022)
Exhibition / Performance
Barakat, M., Meraz, F., & Nicoletti, E. (2022). Facilitating ambient intelligence of acoustic atmospheres. [RapidPrototyping, Microcontrollers, 3D printing, Digital Fabrication]. Exhibited at RBlock - Frenchay Campus / ABE. 28 April 2022 - 29 April 2022. (Unpublished)

“There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot. ” – John Cage, ‘Silence’ The project intends to understand how sounds alter people’... Read More about Facilitating ambient intelligence of acoustic atmospheres.

Tangible objects and digital interfaces: The next generation of eco-tech selection (2016)
Digital Artefact
Adkins, D. (2016). Tangible objects and digital interfaces: The next generation of eco-tech selection. [Blog post]

We have some wonderful buildings that could last centuries. But their energy efficiency is appalling. Many people say that they would like to upgrade/retrofit existing homes with the latest eco-interventions but when faced with a slew of inconsistent... Read More about Tangible objects and digital interfaces: The next generation of eco-tech selection.

Tangible objects and digital interfaces: The next generation of eco-tech selection (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Adkins, D. (2016, December). Tangible objects and digital interfaces: The next generation of eco-tech selection

Energy Futures Lab invites prestigious speakers to come share their views and vision for our energy future. A very thought provoking talk from Dr Deborah Adkins of the Dyson School of Design Engineering here at Imperial College London on the eleme... Read More about Tangible objects and digital interfaces: The next generation of eco-tech selection.

Connected Homes – energy management, home automation, and the connected experience (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Adkins, D. (2016, May). Connected Homes – energy management, home automation, and the connected experience

Connected Homes Energy management, home automation, and the connected experience: Perspectives from academia and industry. On 11 May Energy Futures Lab hosted an exploration of the research and business challenges for the future of ‘connected home... Read More about Connected Homes – energy management, home automation, and the connected experience.

Capturing the Realities through Digital Preservation and Scanning Techniques: The case of ZouMaTang Ancient Village, China (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Cheshmehzangi, A., Adkins, D., & Ch’ng, E. (2015). Capturing the Realities through Digital Preservation and Scanning Techniques: The case of ZouMaTang Ancient Village, China.

In China, many villages are facing severe decline and deprivation and some are even replaced or reallocated over time. In recent years, the effects from rapid pace of urbanisation on rural areas has been so significant and at such large scale that ru... Read More about Capturing the Realities through Digital Preservation and Scanning Techniques: The case of ZouMaTang Ancient Village, China.