Projects

Adrian Stokes – an architectonic eye. Critical writings on art and architecture

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Adrian Stokes – an architectonic eye. Critical writings on art and architecture

This research project is summated in the publication of Adrian Stokes. An Architectonic Eye. Critical writings on art and architecture, published by Legenda (MHRA) and Maney Publishing, in 2009.


Affordable Vertical Farms for the People living with £1 a day (EPSRC Pump-priming)

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Affordable Vertical Farms for the People living with £1 a day (EPSRC Pump-priming)

This project aims to develop Affordable Vertical Farms (AVF) for people living in areas with an income of less than £1 per day.


AHRC funded project: Shelf-Life; Re-imagining the future of Carnegie Public Libraries

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AHRC funded project: Shelf-Life; Re-imagining the future of Carnegie Public Libraries

The project is led by a Conservation Architect, Dr Oriel Prizeman at the Welsh School of Architecture, with co-investigators Professor of Geographical Information Systems, Chris Jones at the School of Computer Science, Cardiff University and Professor Alistair Black from the School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


An Architecture of Invitation: Colin St John Wilson

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An Architecture of Invitation: Colin St John Wilson

An Architecture of Invitation: Colin St John Wilson is a distinctive study of the life and architectural career of one of the most significant makers, theorists and teachers of architecture to have emerged in the England in the second half of the twentieth century.


AUDITAC

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AUDITAC

AUDITAC is the project acronym for “Field Benchmarking and Market Development for Audit Methods in Air Conditioning”.


BEST

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BEST

BEST will offer a strategy for tailored, relevant, sustainability-focussed training to the existing Built Environment Workforce of Wales.


Brick temples of Northern India

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Brick temples of Northern India

In parts of India, especially the south, examples of a given temple design can often be found in both brick and stone, virtually indistinguishable once plastered and painted.


Building Ruskin’s Italy. Watching Architecture

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Building Ruskin’s Italy. Watching Architecture

‘Stephen Kite’s study gives us an unprecedented understanding of the development of Ruskin’s observation of, and thinking about, Italian Gothic architecture in the period leading to the publication of The Stones of Venice.


Care for the City: Rethinking urbanism and ethics

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Care for the City: Rethinking urbanism and ethics

Care for the City explores the role of care in the development and management of cities and urban communities.


Correlating maintenance, energy efficiency and fuel poverty for traditional buildings in the UK

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Correlating maintenance, energy efficiency and fuel poverty for traditional buildings in the UK

This study seeks pathways to demonstrate that better maintenance of traditional buildings could reduce energy costs in the context of climate change.


Developing better outputs from building thermal simulation tools to improve decision making in the design of low energy buildings (EPSRC)

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Developing better outputs from building thermal simulation tools to improve decision making in the design of low energy buildings (EPSRC)

The research focused on the gap that exists between the output information from building performance simulation (BPS) tools and what is actually needed for building designers to undertake informed design decisions when designing energy-efficient low carbon buildings.


Dispersal: Picturing Urban Change in East London

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Dispersal: Picturing Urban Change in East London

Dispersal: Picturing Urban Change in East London is a book published by Historic England Publishing in 2017 (forthcoming September). It emerged through a collaboration between urban researcher Dr. Juliet Davis and photographers Marion Davies and Debra Rapp. It considers urban change in terms of what was dismantled, what vanished and of what some of the impacts of redevelopment on existing communities were.


Economy and Architecture

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Economy and Architecture

This timely book examines the complexities of ‘Economy’ in the context of architecture.


Economy and Architecture

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Economy and Architecture

Economy and Architecture addresses a timely, critical, and much-debated topic in both its historical and contemporary dimensions. From the Apple Store in New York City, to the street markets of the Pan American Highway; from commercial Dubai to the public schools of Australia, this book takes a critical look at contemporary architecture from across the globe, whilst extending its range back in history as far as the Homeric epics of ancient Greece.


Euro-Mediterranean Urban Voids Ecology (EMUVE)

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Euro-Mediterranean Urban Voids Ecology (EMUVE)

EMUVE is a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship project funded by the European Commission, is looking at the existing voids produced by current shrinking cities along the Euro‐Mediterranean coastline.


Evolving Cities

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Evolving Cities

An exploration of relations between urban form ‘resilience’ and long-term planning, design, development and investment processes.


Four Houses in Notting Hill

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Four Houses in Notting Hill

Peter Salter had all but retired from practice in the nineties, devoting his time to teaching until former student Crispin Kelly, now in the fast-paced world of developing, sought him out to create four bespoke houses in Notting Hill. His unusual plans have not disappointed.


harmonAC

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harmonAC

harmonAC addresses the practical issues arising from the need for regular inspections of air-conditioning systems of over 12kW cooling capacity as required by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).


Health Impact and Economic Value of Meeting Housing Quality Standards

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Health Impact and Economic Value of Meeting Housing Quality Standards

In 2001 researchers from Cardiff University developed an observation tool to assist with the assessment of urban residential environments.



iSERV CMB

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iSERV CMB

The iSERVcmb project has provided a unique approach to understanding and reducing operational energy use in building services across Europe.


LCBE

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LCBE

The Low Carbon Built Environment project brings Welsh academics and industry together to reduce carbon dioxide emissions associated with the built environment.


LCRI

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LCRI

The Institute was set up in 2008 with a £5.1 million grant from the Higher Education Funding Council For Wales (HEFCW), to unite and promote energy research in Wales, UK to help deliver a low carbon future.


LCRI Convergence Energy Project

Materials, Form and Architecture

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Materials, Form and Architecture

After a century largely dominated by discussions of space and form, there is now renewed interest in the material and tectonic aspects of architecture.


Multimedia animation for ‘India: the Art of the Temple’ exhibition

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Multimedia animation for ‘India: the Art of the Temple’ exhibition

A multimedia display is being created for ‘India: the Art of the Temple’, an exhibition of Indian from the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.


Northern Indian Temple Forms: Reconstructing lost origins

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Northern Indian Temple Forms: Reconstructing lost origins

The predominant tradition of temple building across northern India, termed Nagara, had established the Latina temple form, with its curved spire, by the 7th century.


Philanthropy and Light: Carnegie Libraries and the Advent of Transatlantic Standards for Public Space

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Philanthropy and Light: Carnegie Libraries and the Advent of Transatlantic Standards for Public Space

Towards the end of the nineteenth century, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie supported the erection of almost three thousand public buildings across Britain and America.


Quality

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Quality

Formerly grounded in values of craftsmanship – in the skilled making of things – ‘quality’ is now associated with the management of administrative or technical processes.



Retrofit 2050

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Retrofit 2050

The Retrofit 2050 project aims to deliver a step change in current knowledge and capacity for urban sustainability by illuminating challenging but realistic social and technical pathways for the systemic retrofitting of UK city-regions.


SBED

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SBED

The Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration project is led by the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, in partnership with Tata Steel.


Shadow-Makers: A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture

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Shadow-Makers: A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture

The making of shadows is an act as old as architecture itself.  From the gloom of the medieval hearth through to the masterworks of modernism, shadows have been an essential yet neglected presence in architectural history.


Shree Kalyana Venkateshwara Temple near Bangalore

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Shree Kalyana Venkateshwara Temple near Bangalore

The Shree Kalyana Venkateshwara Hoysala Art Foundation has commissioned PRASADA, through Cardiff University’s Research and Commercial Development division (RACD), to design a new temple in the Hoysala style.


SMART-er

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SMART-er

The COST Action TU1104 “Smart Energy Regions” began in March 2012 and will take place over four years, involving numerous European researchers with different expertise and backgrounds.



SOLCER

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SOLCER

The aim of the SOLCER project is to implement combinations of existing and emerging low carbon technologies through a systems based approach in order to optimise the use of energy at the point of generation.


Solcer House

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Solcer House

The Welsh School of Architecture has designed and built Wales’ first low cost ‘energy positive’ house. The Solcer House is capable of exporting more energy to the national electricity grid than it uses, in an attempt to meet tough new targets for zero carbon housing.


SPECIFIC Low Carbon Built Environment

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SPECIFIC Low Carbon Built Environment

The Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) Research Team at the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA), Cardiff University has secured £2.5 million to take forward affordable low carbon technologies in the built environment in Wales.


STACS

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STACS

The demand for domestic air conditioning is growing in Wales. Based on current climate change scenarios Wales is expected to experience a rise in average annual daily temperature of between 2°C and 4°C by 2080 (UKCIP).


SuDoBE

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SuDoBE

The Centre for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment is a joint venture between the Building Research Establishment (BRE), the Welsh Assembly Government and the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff University.


Sustainable Building Conservation

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Sustainable Building Conservation

Theory and Practice of Responsive Design in the Heritage Environment


Temples of Ashapuri

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Temples of Ashapuri

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) has signed a contract with Cardiff University for PRASADA to carry out feasibility studies for the recovery, conservation and presentation of some twenty-six ruined medieval temples at Ashapuri.


Temples of Kashmir and the Western Himalayas

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Temples of Kashmir and the Western Himalayas

Between the 7th and 13th centuries temple architecture in India falls largely under the categories of Nagara and Dravida.


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The English plastic bag charge and behavioural spillover

A field experiment, diary study and secondary data analysis.


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The historic city of Ajmer-Pushkar

The historic city of Ajmer-Pushkar: mapping layers of history, use and meaning for sustainable planning and conservation


The Indian Temple

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The Indian Temple

Temples dominated the landscape of India between the 7th and 13th centuries.


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The Nagara Tradition of Temple Architecture

Studies of revivals and reinventions of ancient artistic traditions in a postcolonial context tend to focus only on the political implications of the renewal, taking the earlier tradition as a changeless given, in little need of analysis.


The Primitive

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The Primitive

This innovative edited collection, derived from a conference held at the Welsh School of Architecture, charts the rise, fall and possible futures of the word primitive.


The Temple Architecture of India

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The Temple Architecture of India

The Temple Architecture of India is a book by Adam Hardy to be published by Wiley Academy in 2007.


Theory and Practice of Temple Architecture

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Theory and Practice of Temple Architecture

This book is about vastuvidya or architectural theory, the creation of temples, and the role of drawing as an indispensable bridge between the two.



Utzøn: Inspiration, Vision, Architecture

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Utzøn: Inspiration, Vision, Architecture

Sydney Opera House is the most celebrated modern building in the world yet its architect, Jorn Utzøn, has always shunned publicity and remains the least well known of the major modern architects.


WEST

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WEST

The WEST (Welsh Energy Sector Training) project is supported by the Low Carbon Research Institute’s (LCRI) Convergence Energy Programme.