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Firing Up Regional Brain Networks

Author : Asian Development Bank
ISBN : 9789292577322
Genre : Social Science
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The goal of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) of encouraging intraregional mobility must be understood in the context of changing population dynamics, rising educational levels and aspirations, and increasingly dynamic---if complex---economic forces. This report explores the forces that are poised to transform the supply, demand, and mobility of skilled professionals across ASEAN, and the unique opportunities their convergence presents for human capital development and brain circulation within Southeast Asia. It draws on the insights of nearly 400 ASEAN and member state officials, private sector employers, training directors, and others who participated in focus group discussions, meetings, and surveys.

When Architecture Meets Activism

Author : Roger Guy
ISBN : 9781498512428
Genre : Social Science
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This social history and community study documents the events surrounding the attempt by community members, activists, and VISTA architects to resist the planned construction of a community college in the neighborhood of Uptown. This book includes some of the only surviving material that documents the Hank Williams Village project.

Brain Landscape The Coexistence Of Neuroscience And Architecture

Author : John P. Eberhard
ISBN : 019971584X
Genre : Medical
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Brain Landscape: The Coexistence of Neuroscience and Architecture is the first book to serve as an intellectual bridge between architectural practice and neuroscience research. John P. Eberhard, founding President of the non-profit Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, argues that increased funding, and the ability to think beyond the norm, will lead to a better understanding of how scientific research can change how we design, illuminate, and build spaces. Inversely, he posits that by better understanding the effects that buildings and places have on us, and our mental state, the better we may be able to understand how the human brain works. This book is devoted to describing architectural design criteria for schools, offices, laboratories, memorials, churches, and facilities for the aging, and then posing hypotheses about human experiences in such settings.

Research Methods And Techniques In Architecture

Author : Elzbieta Danuta Niezabitowska
ISBN : 9781351677578
Genre : Architecture
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A scientific approach to architectural and architectonic research from the scope of just one discipline is no longer sufficient. With contemporary considerations such as behavior, health, and environmental protection, architects and students alike need holistic research methodologies that incorporate qualitative elements as well as more traditional quantitative ones. Research Methods and Techniques in Architecture examines research methodologies and tools applied in science and architectonic practice. Beginning with a thorough introduction to the main scientific, environmental, and architectural theories of the late twentieth century, the book guides the reader through the different aspects of architectural research design, building research teams, choosing applicable research methods, and representing research results.

Architectural Robotics

Author : Keith Evan Green
ISBN : 9780262033954
Genre : Architecture
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How a built environment that is robotic and interactive becomes an apt home to our restless, dynamic, and increasingly digital society.

Case Study Strategies For Architects And Designers

Author : Marja Sarvimaki
ISBN : 9781317480624
Genre : Architecture
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Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designers explains methods in evidence-based design, also called practice-based research, to show you the value of research to your designs. Topics covered pertain to data collection and analysis techniques, including surveys, interviews, fieldwork, participatory design, occupancy evaluations, and memory sketching. Integrative data evaluation, theoretical sampling, triangulation, pattern matching logic, and analytical generalization are also discussed. Global research precedents, exercises, further reading, section summaries, sidebars, more than 30 black and white images and tables will help you conduct empirical inquiries in real-life contexts.

Cognitive Architecture

Author : Ann Sussman
ISBN : 9781317932307
Genre : Architecture
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*Winner of the Environmental Design Research Association 2016 Place Research Award!* In Cognitive Architecture, the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients as the sophisticated mammals they are, arriving in the world with built-in responses to the environment that have evolved over millennia. The book outlines four main principles---Edges Matter, the fact people are a thigmotactic or a 'wall-hugging' species; Patterns Matter, how we are visually-oriented; Shapes Carry Weight, how our preference for bilateral symmetrical forms is biological; and finally, Storytelling is Key, how our narrative proclivities, unique to our species, play a role in successful place-making. The book takes an inside-out approach to design, arguing that the more we understand human behavior, the better we can design for it. The text suggests new ways to analyze current designs before they are built, allowing the designer to anticipate a user's future experience. More than one hundred photographs and drawings illustrate its key concepts. Six exercises and additional case studies suggest particular topics - from the significance of face-processing in the human brain to our fascination with fractals - for further study.

The Architecture Of Intelligence

Author : Derrick De Kerckhove
ISBN : 3764364513
Genre : Design
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This refreshingly unconventional look at architecture is also a journey into the internet. Using Vitruvius's classical text, De Arquitectura, as a starting point, De Kerckhove explores the architecture of the net. At the same time, he considers the wide-ranging opportunities that the information technology world offers for architectonic design. This is a revealing text that explains how this new medium for communication is based as much on tradition as on innovation.

Architecture And The Human Dimension

Author : Peter F. Smith
ISBN : UVA:X000643616
Genre : Architecture
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The Architect S Eye

Author : Tom Porter
ISBN : 0419212302
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 37. 49 MB
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The creative process that goes on within the architect's mind's eye is explored here. Tom Porter looks at the conceptual tools architects need to develop in order to create new designs, and the visual means, through drawing, modelmaking and computing that are available to the architect to express those designs. Central to the conceptual process is the understanding of space, both in physical and psychological terms, and the associated concepts of light and colour. With a range of examples from Greek temples to flight simulators, the author explains and evaluates the right approach to conceiving space in human terms.

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