Constructed Environment Journal

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An Aluminum Town Square: Reacting to Crisis in Paola, Kansas

Reflecting on the removal of controversial aluminum cladding over entire blocks in downtown Paola, Kansas, this study explores how a design intervention once conceived as vital can quickly become disdained.

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Published online: February 12, 2016

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Ruga Architectural Skin (RAS): Towards Building Smart Self-folding Topology

This paper presents the concept and design requirements of an innovative architectural skin that can potentially be deployed instantaneously for temporary architecture and other related applications.

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Published online: January 29, 2016

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Edifying Theory: Constructing an Ethos for Labor in Contemporary Architectural Design

This paper posits an alternative definition of architectural theory attendant to both the material and ethical complexities faced by architects who participate in highly globalized technological and networked practices.

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Published online: January 29, 2016

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System Architecture to the Identification and Valuation of Design Option Flexibilities under Uncertainty

This paper outlines a systems thinking approach to decision-making considering a broad spectrum of options under uncertainties in order to improve the limitations of a simple Net Present Value approach.

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Published online: January 29, 2016

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The Social Implications of Occupational Heat Stress on Migrant Workers Engaged in Public Construction: A Case Study from Southern India

The social implications of occupational heat stress on migrant workers engaged in public construction was studied in Chennai, India. The preliminary findings and recommendations for policy interventions are discussed.

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Published online: January 29, 2016

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Literatura Periférica: Challenging São Paulo’s Cultural Segregation

This paper investigates how the historically unequal organization of cities in Brazil, especially São Paulo, has been challenged and reinterpreted by the culture of the periphery.

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Published online: January 29, 2016

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From the Environmental Issue to an Integrated Approach for Strategic Environmental Assessment

The complexity of environmental issues influences the planning process, affecting multiple factors and elements of urbanity. For this reason, the challenge of sustainability requires an integrated approach.

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Published online: January 29, 2016

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Strategic Additions: Reconsidering Architecture’s Stepchild

This paper documents a design research project exploring existing housing stock through the lens of embodied energy and location efficiency to invigorate design and alter project implementation within the discipline.

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Published online: January 22, 2016

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Role of Vegetation in Modifying Thermal Conditions with Varying Sky View Factors

This paper investigates the contribution of vegetation in urban thermal comfort and the reduction of the sky view factor in urban canyons.

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Published online: December 14, 2015

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Advancements in Concrete Technology in Australia: Geo-Polymer Concrete

This article provides advancements in concrete technology and high tensile steel for the purpose of high rise construction.

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Published online: December 11, 2015

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