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    ZEMCH International Research 2020
    Kim, J-T ; Noguchi, M ; Altan, H (MDPI, 2022-01-08)
    ZEMCH is the acronym of “Zero Energy Mass Custom Home” and this research network was established with the aim of encouraging the active participation of academic researchers, , policy makers, and industry stakeholders, tackling issues arising in the delivery of socially, economically, environmentally and humanly sustainable built environments in developed and developing countries. Essentially, homes need to be designed and operated in such a way that helps to secure or improve physical and mental health and wellbeing of the occupants with diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultural differences. Moreover, housing is also a complex system of energy and environment. Subsequently, energy use in buildings tends to generate negative impacts on environmental consequences and, thus, it cannot be undermined. Gradually, house-builders and housing manufacturers are becoming more aware of, and responsive to, the necessity for delivering zero energy/emission mass custom homes (i.e., ZEMCH) that contribute to alleviating the negative environmental impacts of climate change, while accommodating individual needs and demands of housing. This Special Issue is titled “ZEMCH International Research 2020”, reflecting the outcomes of the ZEMCH International Conference 2019, and aims to address innovative developments, state-of-the-art technologies and ideas in areas related to design, production and marketing issuessurrounding the ZEMCH delivery and operation around the globe. Selected authors from the ZEMCH 2019 conference are invited to submit their adapted papers to this Special Issue. Moreover, we also encourage researchers who were unable to participate in the 2019 conference to submit their research outcomes to this edition, which will be fully peer-reviewed, with the view to further selection and publication.
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    The Future Park & Beyond
    Walls, W ; Walliss, J ; Walls, W ; Walliss, J (Melbourne School of Design, 2021-05-25)
    A collection of essays, speculative design projects and discussions. Beginning with a focus on the Future Park competition, this publication documents this evolving discussion through the inclusion of design work and writing emerging from the Melbourne School of Design during our 2020 COVID academic year.
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    Equitable Land Use for Asian Infrastructure
    Tiwari, P ; Stillman, GB ; Yoshino, N (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2020-02-25)
    This volume will be of interest to policymakers, practitioners, academics, and students. Obtaining rights over land can be complicated by hurdles imposed by geography, settlement patterns, conflicting cultures, sociopolitical factors, and land use problems unique to each country. Equitable Land Use for Asian Infrastructure identifies policies that can balance the rights and interests of first peoples, informal settlers, and rural landowners against the development imperatives of land procurement for the greater public good. The collected chapters propose and assess promising models that might be customized to local conditions, such as long-term land leasing with options to buy. This timely volume will be insightful for policy makers, practitioners, academics, and students interested in instructive case studies of the state of Asian land registration, eminent domain, and redevelopment in situations of vulnerable communities.
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    Future prototyping Exhibition Catalogue
    Loh, P ; Qu, M ; Leggett, D ; Loh, P ; Qu, M ; Leggett, D (Melbourne School of Design, the University of Melbourne, 2020)
    Future Prototyping is the long-awaited effort to critically review and survey the current state of design innovation within the Australia and New Zealand context as we moved into a new decade. With foreword by Professor Jane Burry, authors of numerous books including Prototyping for Architects (Burry & Burry 2016, Thames & Hudson), the catalogue is edited and introduced by the curatorial teams consisting of architecture educators and design practitioners. This catalogue accompanied the Future Prototyping exhibition held at the Dulux Gallery, the Melbourne School of Design, from 24th of Feb – 27th of March 2020. The exhibition gathered for the first time 36 unique projects spanning multiple disciplines from art to engineering, architecture, fashion and computing to examine the status of prototype and how it acts as a pivotal moment for designers to articulate novel ideas and speculate on the future of our society.
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    The International Indigenous Design Charter: Protocols for sharing Indigenous knowledge in professional design practice
    Kennedy, R ; Kelly, M ; Greenaway, J ; Martin, B (Deakin University, 2018)
    The Charter has been created to serve as a living document to guide best practice when working with Indigenous knowledge in commercial design projects. Supported by the International Council of Design (ico-D), the International Indigenous Design Charter considers the needs of the diverse design communities and cultures globally.
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    Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) Database: a database of embodied environmental flow coefficients
    Crawford, RH ; Stephan, A ; Prideaux, F (The University of Melbourne, 2019)
    The EPiC Database contains environmental flow coefficients for over 250 common construction materials and products. Developed using complete, transparent and consistent methods, the EPiC coefficients can be used to assess the embodied energy, water and greenhouse gas emissions of construction projects, assisting with design, construction and whole of life decision-making. The EPiC database is the result of a four-year multi-institutional research project, led by internationally recognised experts in modelling embodied environmental flows. Their combined 30+ years of experience in the field is testimony to their commitment to improving the environmental performance of construction.
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    Planning, Building, Living the Dream : Owners Perspectives of Building more sustainable homes in South Australia
    O'Leary, T ; Hamilton, C ; O'Leary, T (Adelaide Sustainable Building Network, 2018)
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    Evaluating Learning Environments: Snapshots of Emerging Issues, Methods and Knowledge
    Cleveland, B ; Imms, W ; Fisher, K ; Imms, W ; Cleveland, B ; Fisher, K (Sense Publishers, 2016)
    The recent trend in innovative school design has provided exciting places to both learn and teach. New generation learning environments have encouraged educators to unleash responsive pedagogies previously hindered by traditional classrooms, and has allowed students to engage in a variety of learning experiences well beyond the traditional ‘chalk and talk’ common in many schools. These spaces have made cross-disciplinary instruction, collaborative learning, individualised curriculum, ubiquitous technologies, and specialised equipment more accessible than ever before. The quality of occupation of such spaces has also been encouraging. Many learning spaces now resemble places of collegiality, intellectual intrigue and comfort, as opposed to the restrictive and monotonous classrooms many of us experienced in years past. These successes, however, have generated a very real problem. Do these new generation learning environments actually work – and if so, in what ways? Are they leading to the sorts of improved experiences and learning outcomes for students they promise? This book describes strategies for assessing what is actually working. Drawing on the best thinking from our best minds – doctoral students tackling the challenge of isolating space as a variable within the phenomenon of contemporary schooling – Evaluating Learning Environments draws together thirteen approaches to learning environment evaluation that capture the latest thinking in terms of emerging issues, methods and knowledge.
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    TAKE 8 Learning Spaces: The transformation of educational spaces for the 21st century
    Atkin, J ; Chester, M ; Cleveland, B ; Culkin, M ; Calzini, J ; Davies, M ; Featherston, M ; Goddard, T ; Hes, D ; Jamieson, P ; Leonard, R ; London, G ; Salagaras, S ; Stewart, P ; Sutton, L ; Wilks, S ; Woodman, K ; Newton, C ; Fisher, K (Australian Institute of Architects, 2009)
    TAKE 8 explores the intersection between architecture and education with a focus on Australia. Under the title of Learning Spaces, the editors have asked researchers and practitioners from both education and architecture to contribute their reflections on the relationship between learning and physical space. TAKE 8 Learning Spaces has grown out of an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant called Smart Green Schools. Both editors and many of the authors are contributors to that research as Chief Investigators, Industry Partners or PhD students.
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    Designing Schools: Space, Place and Pedagogy
    Darian-Smith, K ; Willis, J ; Darian-Smith, K ; Willis, J (Routledge, 2017)
    Set around three interlinked themes – school buildings, school spaces and school cultures – this book argues that education is mediated or framed by the spaces in which it takes place, and that those spaces are in turn influenced by ...