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To Build or Not to Build: Going Live is [Not] Just Being Practical!
(Association of Architectural Educators, 2014)
Increasingly students and faculty alike are calling for a “hands-on” approach to architecture and building construction as an integral part of the architectural education. Schools of architecture have implemented courses ...
Architecture as Environment: perceptions on gender and community as determinants of comfort and energy use in buildings
(Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings, 2011-09-23)
This paper investigates the extent to which notions of gender and community are expressed and promoted through materiality, spatial quality and passive design as a way to promote comfort and efficient energy use. Generally, ...
Lost opportunities and emerging possibilities: the place for collaboration in the built environment
This paper is part of an ongoing study that delves into the issues that inspire and/or inhibit collaboration between built environment practitioners in Uganda. It is situated in the context of discourse on the roles of ...
Rural (low income) housing: inspiring communities to shape their future: Paper presented at PLEA 2015 Conference
This paper details patterns of energy consumption for domestic buildings in urban areas of Uganda. The paper shows the range of energy sources employed by households, the level of consumption of energy, as well as common ...
Vernacular architecture: advocating for volcanic stone construction as a viable alternative to burnt brick in mountainous areas of south-western Uganda.
(International Conference on Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA), 2017)
The following discussion presents volcanic stone as a viable walling material in areas where it is abundant. Kisoro, Fort Portal and Bushenyi located in Southwestern Uganda are areas endowed with abundant volcanic stone. ...
Embodied energy of the common wood fired brick.
(The Architectural Science Association, 2017)
With calls for environmentally conscious building design and construction on the increase across East Africa, the need to better appreciate the environmental credentials of commonly used materials has become a priority.Lack ...