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JournalISSN: 0003-8628

Architectural Science Review 

Taylor & Francis
About: Architectural Science Review is an academic journal published by Taylor & Francis. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Thermal comfort & Daylight. It has an ISSN identifier of 0003-8628. Over the lifetime, 1437 publications have been published receiving 16053 citations.


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors argue that building users play a critical but poorly understood and often overlooked role in the built environment, and they find purely architectural solutions such as those proposed by the 2030 Challenge, to be necessary but not sufficient.
Abstract: Reducing energy use in buildings is a critical component of meeting carbon reduction commitments. There are several ways of accomplishing this goal, each of which emphasizes actions by a different set of stakeholders. This paper argues that building users play a critical but poorly understood and often overlooked role in the built environment. In the face of climate change, the paper finds purely architectural solutions, such as those proposed by the 2030 Challenge, to be necessary but not sufficient. To fully address the task ahead, it argues that architects need to develop professional expertise and seek ways of integrating user involvement in building performance. Moreover, a system of professions standpoint suggests it may be wise for architects to claim this role before another group of building professionals does.

410 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the evolution of tall building's structural systems and the technological driving force behind tall building developments are discussed. But, the emphasis in this review paper is on current trends such as outrigger systems and diagrid structures.
Abstract: Tall building developments have been rapidly increasing worldwide. This paper reviews the evolution of tall building's structural systems and the technological driving force behind tall building developments. For the primary structural systems, a new classification—interior structures and exterior structures—is presented. While most representative structural systems for tall buildings are discussed, the emphasis in this review paper is on current trends such as outrigger systems and diagrid structures. Auxiliary damping systems controlling building motion are also discussed. Further, contemporary “out-of-the-box” architectural design trends, such as aerodynamic and twisted forms, which directly or indirectly affect the structural performance of tall buildings, are reviewed. Finally, the future of structural developments in tall buildings is envisioned briefly.

399 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the main themes and findings of this area of research with the objective of defining basic parameters and prevailing theories of the environmental psychology of workspace are identified and reviewed with the goal of defining questions and directions for future research.
Abstract: Inquiry into how people experience environmental conditions at work is a growing area of study. Until the 1980s, there was insufficient research on ‘workspaces’—and on office environments in particular—to warrant review. Since that time, the range and number of studies of workspace have burgeoned. This paper will identify and review the main themes and findings of this area of research with the objective of defining basic parameters and prevailing theories of the environmental psychology of workspace. These will generate questions and directions for future research.

322 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a review summarizes the results of research on the influences of high-rise buildings on residents' experiences of the building, satisfaction, preferences, social behavior, crime and fear of crime, children, mental health and suicide.
Abstract: A full account of architectural science must include empirical findings about the social and psychological influences that buildings have on their occupants. Tall residential buildings can have a myriad of such effects. This review summarizes the results of research on the influences of high-rise buildings on residents' experiences of the building, satisfaction, preferences, social behavior, crime and fear of crime, children, mental health and suicide. Most conclusions are tempered by moderating factors, including residential socioeconomic status, neighborhood quality, parenting, gender, stage of life, indoor density, and the ability to choose a housing form. However, moderators aside, the literature suggests that high-rises are less satisfactory than other housing forms for most people, that they are not optimal for children, that social relations are more impersonal and helping behavior is less than in other housing forms, that crime and fear of crime are greater, and that they may independentl...

246 citations

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TL;DR: The place-identity theory has provided important contributions to the field of psychology and to the social sciences of architecture, emphasizing the influence of the physical environment on identity and self-perception.
Abstract: This review article discusses and critically analyses three theories used to explain how architecture and the natural and builtphysical environment influence a person's identity. These theories are (1) place-identity theory, (2) social identity theory, and (3) identity process theory. The place-identity theory has provided important contributions to the field of psychology and to the social sciences of architecture, emphasizing the influence of the physical environment on identity and self-perception. However, there is little empirical research to support the theory and its specific contributions in relation to other identity theories have not been clarified. Despite the lack of awareness in mainstream psychology regarding the built environment, the processes described in social identity theory and identity process theory have been shown to be useful when explaining the relationship between identity and place. Nevertheless, as terminology, “place-identity” may be relevant, if seen as a part of ot...

200 citations

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No. of papers from the Journal in previous years
YearPapers
202323
202237
202154
202042
201946
201847