• 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, ...
    • BLOOM: materialising computational workflows 

      Georgiou, Michail; Georgiou, Odysseas ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
      The paper presents ongoing research, aiming towards affordability of complex forms in architecture. The research supports that the above objective can be approached by re-examining and integrating materiality and form-finding ...
    • ' 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 ...
    • The Body at the Center of Our Design Universe 

      Major, Mark David; Tannous, Heba Osama ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
      A third factor has increasingly complicated the man-environment paradigm - the intellectual and physical framework defining the relationship between man and the environment, both built and natural - without definitive ...
    • The Agrarian City in the age of Planetary Scale Computation: Dynamic System Model and Parametric Design Model for the introduction of Vertical Farming in High Dense Urban Environments in Singapore 

      Aiman, Tabony; Enriqueta, Llabres-Valls ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
      Current conditions related to food security lead to study alternative forms of food production in cities such as vertical urban farming in high dense urban environments. This paper discusses the development of the Innovate ...
    • 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 ...
    • Crossbreed - (Re) producing the Future 

      Brosilovski, Yael ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
      The subject of technological intervention has been largely debated among the world’s greatest minds. Political, theological, psychological, biological and ethical implications have all been argued for and against the ...
    • Re-defining the Role of Interactive Architecture in Social Relationships 

      Boychenko, Kristina ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
      With rapid advance of new technologies and mediated built space has shifted from a static context of functions serving users to a new participant of social relationships. Interactive abilities and computational power allow ...
    • Increasing Value of Architecture in the Platform Society 

      Pool, M. N. ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
      The author has developed several methods for democratizing the architectural design process resulting in a more user specific and open architecture. Our cities need Open Systems in order to grow and become resilient and ...
    • Robotic Fabrication as Catalysts for Emergent Topologies and Traditions: Nomadic Small Pavilions and Permanent Mega Structures in Kuwait 

      Dashti, Hussain ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
      This paper reviews tendencies and drives for future parametric computational design and robotic fabrication/construction automation. It sheds light on the local current impact of the computational paradigm and mass-customized ...
    • Participator, A Participatory Urban Design Instrument 

      Oosterhuis, Kas; Hidding, Arwin ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
      A point cloud of reference points forms the programmable basis of a new method of urban and architectural modeling. Points in space from the smallest identifiable units that are informed to communicate with each other to ...
    • [E]motive Architecture: strategies for a behaviour-driven Space configuration 

      Cambié, Viola; Zanoli, Carlotta ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
      As Architect and Engineer, we used to work with the concept of Space. Struggling to find an exhaustive definition, we risk thinking about it as a framework with the same properties of the object we are going to design. ...
    • The Affective City: Cartography of Machinic Urban Assemblages 

      Passia, Yota; Roupas, Panagiotis ( Qatar Univesrity Press , 2021 , Conference Paper)
      While the city is generally perceived -within complexity theory and dynamic systems theory as a changing field of dense interactions that occur in a range of spatial and temporal scales, we are unable to perceive it or ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...