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  • Non-Cooperative and Repetitive Games for Urban Conflicts in Tirana: A Playful Collaborative System to Lower Social Tension 

    Dhamo, Sotir; Perna, Valerio; Bregasi, Ledian ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    Game Theory (GT) offers a critical lens to understand and analyze the capacity of different actors to make rational decisions linked to complex and emergent situations. Even though developed as a theory to tackle economic ...
  • Digital Master Builders: Disruptive construction technologies 

    Block, Philippe ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs estimates that by 2050 the world's population will have increased by over 2.1 billion people (UN DESA, 2019). Providing housing and infrastructure for them would ...
  • LIQUID CITIES, a city designed by citizens 

    Boxmeer, Rolf van; Peters, Tessa ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    Rezone wants to make the concept of the city more liquid.. A city where things can change, a flexible city that adapts to the desires of its inhabitants. A city designed by professionals, but also by its citizens. A city ...
  • Cumulative, Collaborative, Disruptive ; Architectural geometry in research, practice, and its imminent mainstream future 

    Bhooshan, Vishu; Bhooshan, Shajay ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    Solutions to the significant social, ecological and economic opportunities and problems of 21st century architecture and urbanism involve a vast number of variables. These solutions will require the use of data-driven ...
  • The Extreme Structures of our Universe 

    Icke, Vincent ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    My story is a tale of extremes. Extreme artificial structures that we have built on and around planet Earth. Extreme natural structures that exist in our Universe, and extreme structures in our mind, when we try to understand ...
  • Shared Models and Open Infrastructures for the smart City Internet of Things based on the Semantic Web 

    Banane, Mouad; Belangour, Abdessalam ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    Contemporary cities face many challenges: energy, ecological, demographic or economic. To answer this, technological means are implemented in cities through the use of sensors and actuators. These cities are said to be ...
  • Fundamentals of Robotic Fabrication in Architecture: Multi Materiality, Multiscale Resolution and Multimode Production 

    Mostafavi, Sina; Moharram, Mohammad Saad; Khaeez, Adeeb ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    This paper discusses the recent advancement in architectural materialization processes. The focus is on design to robotic production systems through which the realization of more efficient building processes and building ...
  • Using the fractal dimension to generate parametric Islamic patterns 

    Abdelsalam, Mai; Abdelsalam, Hassan ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the cause for over 70% of global deaths. Various levels of healthcare delivery from home-care to tertiary care exist for patients where patients with NCDs are treated. Demand for services ...
  • Adaptive architecture, an implementation with game theory. Emotional input and pneumatically driven actuator 

    Blanchi, Yann; Touati, Corinne; Mortamais, Elizabeth ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    In the active context of adaptive architecture, this proposal tackles the field of Human Building Interaction. Indeed, material would no longer be inert but activated by the users, programmable and equipped with memory. ...
  • Design as semiosis: A design mechanism for place branding 

    Krasaki, Eirini ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    The described design methodology combines parametric design, data analysis, algorithmic design and semiotics theory to systematically analyze urban reality. The analysis leads to a creation of a nebula of data which ...
  • Urbanism Beyond Cognition: On Design and Machine Learning 

    Bottazzi, Roberto ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    It could be argued that the introduction of new technologies always shifts the 'epistemological horizon' of the different fields they impact. New instruments allow expanding the range of parameters defining a discipline's ...
  • Towards an Artificial Architecture: About Superintelligent Space 

    Morel, Philip ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    In the essay The Doctors of Tomorrow Will Be Supercomputers, published online at futurism.com, Leary (2017) says doctors will be replaced by artificial intelligence-fed supercomputers. This is in line with many theorists ...
  • Crossing the Rubicon: Tevere Cavo, an Urban Project for Rome 

    Saggio, Antonino ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    We believe that the new frontiers of Information Technology have to deal with the central role of Infrastructures in the existing city. Indeed, this new generation of infrastructures will allow the 'redirection' of the ...
  • Reconstructing identities and the idea of Global Regionalism 

    Mangera, Ali ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    We live in a time of great anxiety and change; a time of shifting allegiances where the certainties upon which we have relied have simply vanished. Our once familiar political landscape is in flux; pandemics, civil rights, ...
  • Where Are We Now? 

    Oosterhuis, Kas ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    After 16 years of leading the Hyperbody research group as professor of practice at the TU Delft, I wanted to do something completely different and looked at the Gulf region for further educational and professional activities. ...
  • Medinas: From Vernacular to Smart Sustainable Cities and Buildings 

    Fadli, Fodil ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    Cities are the most prominent agile and resilient complex systems that evolved over time and space. Many of them survived for centuries, some for more than two millennia, like the Medinas of the MENA region, and they are ...
  • Al Thumama Stadium: Local and Global Architectural Reach 

    Hawamdeh, Hani Awni ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    The world cup stadia have been a constant concern for the hosting countries. Many of them have become a burden on the economies of their countries, only to become white elephants after the tournaments end. Therefore, the ...
  • Smart Cities: A Socio-Technical Perspective 

    Biloria, Nimish ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    This research paper elaborates upon the concept of Smart Cities and the evolution of the term itself throughout history in order to outline the emergence of two distinct schools of thought: technocentric and humancentric, ...
  • Smart Interactive Buildings [SIBs]: The use of Ambient Intelligent Systems [AMIS] to enable Smart Interactive Settlements [SISs] 

    Al Saeed, Mahmoud; Fadli, Fodil ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    The 21st Century is witnessing the dawn of Industry [I4.0], or the fourth Industrial Revolution. With burgeoning technological inventions linked to smart interactive cities and intelligent buildings, where humans-machines-spaces ...
  • ' Pay-as-you-go City ': New Forms of Domesticity in a Technological Society 

    Ameijde, Jeroen van; Sentissi, Zineb ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    Ongoing urbanization, combined with market fundamentalism as the prevailing mode of political management, is leading to the spatial and social segregation of economic classes in cities. The housing market, being driven by ...

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