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Volume 14, Issue 4 - Dec 2012
Volume 14, Issue 3 - Sep 2012
Volume 14, Issue 2 - Jun 2012
Volume 14, Issue 1 - Mar 2012
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A Study on the Evaluation Method for the Degree of Integration towards Office Towers in Different Climate Zones
Han, Seung-Hoon ; Moon, Jin Woo ; Kim, Kyoung-Hee ;
Architectural research, volume 14, issue 4, 2012, Pages 117~124
DOI : 10.5659/AIKAR.2012.14.4.117
High rise office buildings represent one of the most energy-intensive architectural typologies. The growth of urban population necessitates sustainable high rise towers that lessen environmental impacts and energy consumption. Among various sustainable strategies, the integrated design is long known to be an important process that has great impact on building`s sustainability. The framework for this paper is based on the case study of integrated towers that are located in different climate zones. The paper specifically addresses to what extent climate conditions influence the design of a high rise building and what kinds of the climate integrated design has been implemented. Qualitative case studies were carried out using published data and architectural drawing set. The technical work presented in the paper is based on computer simulation that examines the insolation analysis using hourly recorded weather data. The analysis results revealed that the site and building envelope integration and the site and building service systems have shown the most frequently employed in the integrated towers through the implementation of renewable resource integration, high performance envelopes and sustainable building service systems. Internal comfort and further energy saving in the integrated towers are offered through an automatic building management system. Due to the dynamic climate conditions, integration of building systems requires a sophisticated approach to building sustainability.
A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Adults` Formation of Sense of Community through Environmental Autobiography
Kim, Wonpil ;
Architectural research, volume 14, issue 4, 2012, Pages 125~132
DOI : 10.5659/AIKAR.2012.14.4.125
In contemporary Korean society, urban community environment is often associated with high-density and high-rise residences that make people`s relationships superficial, instrumental and impersonal. Furthermore, urban community consistently interplays with neighboring residents and childhood emotional experience are influential on their unconscious images and attitude about their current neighborhood environment, while affecting the environmental attitude and the formation of community sense. Previous research found evidences that increased level of community sense is fostering more feeling of living in so-called "real neighborhood environment." This study aimed to cross-culturally examine what the respondents` emotional perception and their attitude were about the community environment in their childhood through environmental autobiography method and to examine the effects of the results on adults` formation of sense of community for their current community environment. Extensive literature review explored a few important theoretical framework which are closely related to sense of community (SOC) as a result of emotional experience: membership, influence, integration and fulfillment of needs, shared emotional connection and community satisfaction. Chi-square and GLM analysis revealed that there were no demographic, and socio-economic differences between two groups of Korean and US residents. Correlation analysis indicated that childhood emotional experience of Koreans and US citizens was statistically significant on sense of community for their current living community. Multi-regression analysis also found that the degree of influence were the main predictors for building strong sense of current community throughout a cross-cultural group. Furthermore, the relationship between various emotional experience of each factor in previous and current community environment were statistically significantly related. It is concluded that as the positive childhood experience of influence in their past community was going up, the level of sense of community for their current community was strengthened across their cross-cultural background.
A Study of Milanese Architectural Officers in the 15th Century: the Engineers of the Municipality of Milan
Dacarro, Fabio ;
Architectural research, volume 14, issue 4, 2012, Pages 133~141
DOI : 10.5659/AIKAR.2012.14.4.133
The research started from the consideration that, although many aspects of the Milanese Early Renaissance are well known today, thanks to a vast literature, only few studies, so far, have paid attention to the ordinary world of architectural work - and its obscure protagonists - of this area and this period. Moving from the belief that this topic is crucial for a complete understanding of the 15th century architectural world, characterized by a progressive overlapping of roles and responsibilities in the worksites, this study aims to provide a contribution to expand the understanding of this matter, by focusing on a particular aspect of it: the role of the public administration in the architectural activity. In particular, the paper analyzes the characteristics of the "Office of the engineers of the Municipality of Milan", one of the major public architectural institution of the Duchy of Milan in the 15th century. Through an extensive archival survey, conducted in the major archives of Milan and Lombardy, the research achieves two main findings: a) the reconstruction of the complete Office staff throughout the 15th century and, b) an outline of the role and identity of the Office and its officers, through the elaboration of data collected. In particular, professional roles, technical duties, cultural background and tasks of the officers, together with Office management, appointment procedures and salary conditions are highlighted. This research, not meant as an ultimate study on the topic discussed, is intended to provide some material and reference points for further researches that will aim to expand the understanding of this matter.
A Form-finding of Planar Tensegrity Structures
Lee, Sang Jin ;
Architectural research, volume 14, issue 4, 2012, Pages 143~152
DOI : 10.5659/AIKAR.2012.14.4.143
A form-finding procedure is presented for planar tensegrity structures. Notably, a simple decision criteria is proposed to select the desirable candidate position vector from the unitary matrix produced by the eigenvalue decomposition of force density matrix. The soundness of the candidate position vector guarantees faster convergence and produces a desirable form of tensegrity without any member having zero-length. Several numerical examples are provided to demonstrate the capability of the proposed form-finding process.
Prediction of Temperature and Moisture Distributions in Hardening Concrete By Using a Hydration Model
Park, Ki-Bong ;
Architectural research, volume 14, issue 4, 2012, Pages 153~161
DOI : 10.5659/AIKAR.2012.14.4.153
This paper presents an integrated procedure to predict the temperature and moisture distributions in hardening concrete considering the effects of temperature and aging. The degree of hydration is employed as a fundamental parameter to evaluate hydro-thermal-mechanical properties of hardening concrete. The temperature history and temperature distribution in hardening concrete is evaluated by combining cement hydration model with three-dimensional finite element thermal analysis. On the other hand, the influences of both self-desiccation and moisture diffusion on variation of relative humidity are considered. The self-desiccation is evaluated by using a semi-empirical expression with desorption isotherm and degree of hydration. The moisture diffusivity is expressed as a function of degree of hydration and current relative humidity. The proposed procedure is verified with experimental results and can be used to evaluate the early-age crack of hardening concrete.