Download 12 PhD Thesis eBooks on Architecture and the Built Environment

Updated onJanuary 4, 2022inBooks

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Architecture and Built Environmenthas some pretty neat collections of PhD thesis, they publishes exclusively PhD theses in the field of Architecture and the Built Environment. It is an on-line open access PhD thesis series managed by the TU Delft Graduate School of Architecture and the Built Environment. The publications are free in digital format, for paperback version, visit their site or click on the links below.

EPUB(电子出版物的简称)是国际数字出版论坛(International Digital Publishing Forum)推出的一种免费开放的电子书标准。你需要一个应用程序来访问这本书,在安卓系统上你可以下载谷歌Play Books应用程序,在苹果iOS系统上你可以下载iBooks应用程序。我不知道ePub在亚马逊Kindle上是否可读。

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Spatial Planning and High-tech Development

Spatial Planning and High-tech Development


近三十年来,随着高新技术产业的兴起,世界各地涌现出了众多高科技城市区域。其中许多都得到了国家技术政策(发达国家或发展中国家)的具体支持,以促进经济增长和增强国家和/或城市-区域一级的全球竞争力。这些政策涉及到高科技空间的发展——包括研究型科技园区、创新中心、科学城、高科技城市区域等等——尽管方式不同。Complete Abstract

254 pages
Author: Wei-Ju Huang
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Smart Energy Management for Households

Smart Energy Management for Households


Smart Energy Management for Households infers design-related insights and guidelines to improve the use and effectiveness of home energy management systems (HEMS). This was done through an empirical evaluation of the longitudinal effectiveness of these devices and an exploration of factors that influence their use and effectiveness. Three case studies executed with three different HEMS in households, a life cycle assessment (LCA) on those three HEMS, as well as a reflection on the challenges of both researching and implementing HEMS in existing housing gave a comprehensive picture of the opportunities and barriers for HEMS. The research revealed five typical use patterns that emerged amongst households. It also revealed average energy savings of 7.8%, which however decreased in the follow-up that was conducted, and factors that may influence the use and effectiveness of HEMS. Nonetheless, the LCA calculations divulged that the HEMS can achieve net energy savings when taking their embedded energy into account.Complete Abstract


334 pages
Author: Sonja van Dam
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Knowledge Sharing Strategies for Large Complex Building Projects

Knowledge Sharing Strategies for Large Complex Building Projects


This volume of A+BE examines the current extent of knowledge sharing between actors who form design teams of Large Complex Building Projects (LCBPs), the problems that limited knowledge sharing causes in such projects. As part of this analysis I compare deliberately designed and emerging project-specific Knowledge Sharing Strategies (KSS). Based on this analysis, it proposes an approach how to promote knowledge sharing in future LCBPs.

Understanding the current knowledge sharing processes employed by actors in large complex building projects forms therefore the core of this study. Hence, the dynamics that both hinder and promote actors' knowledge sharing processes within LCBPs are investigated. Before making this investigation, the natures of LCBPs are elaborated since these projects are 'the playgrounds' of the design team actors for knowledge sharing.Complete Abstract

332 pages
Author: Esra Bektas
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Integral Facade Construction

Integral Facade Construction


整体幕墙施工是幕墙未来发展的重点。虽然在过去的几十年里,对外墙的要求慢慢增加,幕墙已经从以工艺为导向的建筑发展到高度发达的外墙系统。但它的结构原则是一样的。简化后,它可以被描述为一个带有填充的二维棒系统。随着几乎能源中性建筑的最新要求,更快的建筑过程和建筑围护结构的日益技术化,这一结构原则正在达到极限。幕墙体系已达到成熟状态;and it needs a new approach to guaranty that this successful product will meet the challenges of the future.Complete Abstract

298 pages
Author: Tillmann Klein
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Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration

Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration


This issue of A+BE addresses two critical urban issues China faces today: housing and urban renewal. In the recent two decades, the Chinese urban housing stock underwent a significant, if not extreme, transformation. From 1949 to 1998, the urban housing stock in China largely depended on the public sector, and a large amount of public housing areas were developed under the socialistic public housing system in Beijing and other Chinese cities. Yet in 1998, a radical housing reform stopped this housing system. Thus, most of the public housing stock was privatized and the urban housing provision was conferred to the market.Complete Abstract

796 pages
Author: Xiaoxi Hui
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The potential of Additive Manufacturing for facade construction

The potential of Additive Manufacturing for facade construction


在过去的几百年里,建筑围护结构的不断发展可以用一些开创性的发明来证明。一是20世纪初的主次结构分离;通过实施一个幕墙façade,将façade与建筑物理分离。随后,双façades的开发和日益增长的技术以及建筑服务和气候设备的建筑围护结构的使用。因此,Mike Davies在20世纪80年代初开发的“多价墙”是一个值得注意的愿景,它将建筑围护结构的一部分作为一个活跃的皮肤。The realisation of such a concept of a compact building envelope that encompasses all necessary supply units and building services in a very slender and integrated way has still not been accomplished.Complete Abstract

270 pages
Author: Holger Strauss
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The Sigiriya Royal Gardens

The Sigiriya Royal Gardens


除了描述性和庆祝性质的努力外,有关斯里兰卡历史建筑遗产的研究主要从历史、社会学、社会历史和符号学的角度看待材料遗迹。几乎没有任何认真的尝试从技术分析的方法来观察这些材料残骸,以理解它们设计的组成方面。公元5世纪的西吉里亚皇家建筑群在这方面也不例外。几代考古学家在100多年的实地研究中发现了大量的信息和材料,为这种分析提供了一个理想的机会。西吉里亚皇家花园填补了斯里兰卡历史建筑遗产研究的空白,尤其是西吉里亚。因此,本研究试图将西格里亚景观设计解读为一种景观建筑设计,揭示其建筑构成和设计手段。Complete Abstract

286 pages
Author: Nilan Cooray
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CItyMaker

CItyMaker


CItyMaker提出了一种方法和一套工具,为城市环境生成替代解决方案。该方法提出使用一组设计模式组合来编码城市设计师使用的典型设计动作。这些模式的组合产生了不同的布局,这些布局可以通过操作与更新的城市指标相关的几个参数进行调整。这些模式是从对典型城市设计程序的观察中发展而来的,最初被编码为散乱的语法,后来被转化为参数化的设计模式。CItyMaker方法和工具允许设计师从一套规划前提组成一个设计解决方案,并通过提取参数进行微调,同时检查城市指标的变化。这些工具提高了设计师对其设计动作后果的意识。Complete Abstract


440 pages
Author: José Beirão
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Private Sector-led Urban Development Projects

Private Sector-led Urban Development Projects


Central to 'Private Sector-led Urban Development Projects' lays the concept of private sector-led urban development projects. Such projects involve project developers taking a leading role and local authorities adopting a facilitating role, in managing the development of an urban area, based on a clear public-private role division. Such a development strategy is quite common in Anglo-Saxon urban development practices, but is less known in Continental European practices.

Nonetheless, since the beginning of the millennium such a development strategy also occurred in the Netherlands in the form of 'concessions'. However, remarkably little empirical knowledge is available about how public and private actors collaborate on and manage private sector-led urban development projects. Moreover, it remains unclear what the effects of such projects are. This dissertation provides an understanding of the various characteristics of private sector-led urban development projects by conducting empirical case study research in the institutional contexts of the Netherlands and the UK.Complete Abstract


480 pages
Author: Erwin Heurkens
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Urban Vitality in Dutch and Chinese New Towns

Urban Vitality in Dutch and Chinese New Towns


'Urban vitality in Dutch and Chinese new towns' identifies the spatial and non-spatial factors and conditions that facilitate the development of urban vitality in new towns. It is aimed to reveal the impacts of spatial design, urban planning and governance approaches on the degree and patterns of local urban life of new towns in China and in the Netherlands, based on a comparative study of two cases: Almere in the north wing of the Randstad region in the Netherlands and Tongzhou in the metropolitan region of Beijing in China. In theory, economic, social and cultural urban life constitutes urban vitality. The study does not intend to tackle the economic and sociological concepts in themselves, but to focus on the interrelationships between space and society.Complete Abstract

432 pages
Author: Jing Zhou
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De wortels van de Randstad

De wortels van de Randstad


范德·沃尔特斯尔斯·范德·兰德斯塔德是一种多学科的研究,是一种多学科的研究,是一种多学科的研究。Weinig concepten uit de ruimtelijke ordinghebben het publieke debat zo beïnvloed en zijn tegelijkertijd toch zo ongrijpbaar gebleven als 'de Randstad'。在大众辩论中,我们可以用“nauweliks meer weg te denken”这个词来表示我们的观点。关于世界遗产的共识是:waar de grenzen ervan liggen, welke steden er deel van uitmaken, zwakke punten ervan zijn的世界遗产,hoe er mee omgegaan moet worden。De Randstad是集装箱begrip geworden waaronder iedereen ondertussen iets anders verstaat,在het dagelijks gebruik bovendien grote onduidelijkheden bestaan。Complete Abstract

352 pages
Author: Nikki Brand
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International Façades - CROFT

International Façades - CROFT


"International Façades - CROFT" links the fields of architecture, building services and building physics. It aims at an international diversity in façade design to reduce energy consumption in building design.

Current architectural planning practices, such as the International Style, perceive the climate often as a problem, rather than an opportunity to work with it.

这篇博士论文提出了一个“Façade专家工具”(FET),分析气候以及façade和建筑服务的组合。The goal of FET is to easily analyse the climate of a particular location and to then limit the possible combination of façade and building services components to a practical level.Complete Abstract

360 pages
Author: Marcel Bilow
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The author is not a CAD expert nor a web genius. Just another guy spending too much time online. The tutorials featured here are meant for basic level understanding.

5 Comments

  1. Hi, I have problem downloading the PDFs. They keep pop out message that the PDF is not available. Thanks for your help

    • I think their server crashed.
      Too many traffic :( we shall wait and see… maybe they will be back in a few days time.

  2. I am curious to why an image of my thesis is illustrating the post on downloads of 12 other PhD dissertations? My thesis, ‘Architectural Prototypes II: Reformations, Speculations and Strategies within the Digital Design Field’, is also available for free as a pdf, or could be ordered directly from me, via this link:http://www.runberger.net/?page_id=1436
    So, I do not mind the use of the image, but would appreciate a link.
    Best,
    Jonas Runberger

  3. please copy the name of thesis from here and search in google with adding pdf in the end you will get all these 12 thesis for free do it one by one.

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