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_id ascaad2016_058
id ascaad2016_058
authors Assassi, Abdelhalim; Djemaa Benmechirah and Rachida Samai
year 2016
title Visibility Map - Exploratory study of urban planning for future city design
source Parametricism Vs. Materialism: Evolution of Digital Technologies for Development [8th ASCAAD Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-0-9955691-0-2] London (United Kingdom) 7-8 November 2016, pp. 579-588
summary Through space we can read the acts and the daily activities of human being and, we can also understand different interactions within any social unit. This paper explain how specially the space type can interpret why the human being derives to a negative behavior like "Crime". So, in this study we adopt the visibility approach which is developed by the laboratory of space syntax (UCL), and which makes a sense for the link between the space design and its use and its positive or negative social consequences in the future. Then, the purpose of this paper is to present the importance of the use of visibility map which can also be an outlook approach for detecting potential hot-spots in urban planning designs specially of new cities, for avoiding the negative using of urban spaces like "Crime" in the future. The case of study is the new city of Ali Mendjeli (Constantine - Algeria), the capital of the East of Algeria known by a very fast demographic and urban growth. After analyzing a central urban neighborhood of this city using Depthmap, we found thirty-four hot-spots which can be appropriate spaces for the exercise of crime in the future, and we found that this point was downplayed in the urban planning designs before the realization of Ali Mendjeli new city.
series ASCAAD
last changed 2017/05/25 11:34

_id 4555
authors Bergland, Glenn D. and Gordon, Ronald D.
year 1981
title Tutorial : Software Design Strategies.--2nd. ed
source vi, 479 p. Los Angeles: IEEE Computer Society Press, 1981. includes bibliography and permuted title index p.449-477
summary A tutorial text attempting to clarify and focus on aspects of software design that have direct effect on the structure of the final program. Several major design strategies are developed and compared, including: traditional forms of functional decomposition, the data structure design method of Michael Jeckson, the data-flow design method of Larry Constantine, and the programming calculus of Edsger Dijkstra. The process of organizing and coordinating the efforts of the design team is also studied especially practices of top-down development, code walkthroughs, and design reviews are presented and evaluated
keywords software, design, programming, techniques
series CADline
last changed 2003/06/02 11:58

_id ascaad2012_016
id ascaad2012_016
authors Bourbia, Fatiha ; Yasmina Bouchahm and Ouarda Mansouri
year 2012
title The Influence of Albedo on the Urban Microclimatic Street Canyon
source CAAD | INNOVATION | PRACTICE [6th International Conference Proceedings of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2012 / ISBN 978-99958-2-063-3], Manama (Kingdom of Bahrain), 21-23 February 2012, pp. 159-169
summary In city, when temperatures run higher than those in suburban and rural areas, this generate a phenomenon called Urban Heat Island (UHI), this effect occurs, primarily because growing numbers of buildings have supplanted vegetation and trees. The main causes of the different microclimatic conditions in cities are linked among other parameters to urban geometry which influences incoming and outgoing radiations as well as surface material properties, such as color and texture. In hot climates the elevated surface temperatures of materials directly affect, not only the urban microclimate, but also thermal comfort conditions in urban open spaces. In order to evaluate the microclimate variation of urban street canyon compared to the variation of walls and ground surfaces materials, series of field simulation are used by software tool , Envi-met v3.0, in down town of Constantine, Algeria.
series ASCAAD
last changed 2012/05/15 18:46

_id ecaade2018_317
id ecaade2018_317
authors Kontovourkis, Odysseas and Doumanidis, Constantine C
year 2018
title ICARUS Project - An Open Source Platform for Computer Programming in Architectural Teaching and Research
source Kepczynska-Walczak, A, Bialkowski, S (eds.), Computing for a better tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland, 19-21 September 2018, pp. 341-350
summary This paper, presents an ongoing work entitled ICARUS, an abbreviation for 'Integrating Computerized ARchitecture with USers'. The aim of this work is to develop an open source platform for computer programming implemented in architecture, for teaching and research. In particular, the platform provides the framework for a simplified and user friendly textual programming methodology for the needs of our architectural institution. It consists of several modules like coding, plug-in and repository development, targeting to be publicly available in the future. The platform is created based on the Python programming language, which is run in Grasshopper, a plug-in for Rhino 3D. In the first phase of ICARUS development, several case studies within the framework of a postgraduate course are conducted, aiming at providing an overview of its potentials, limitations and generally, its impact on establishing a useful methodology for algorithmic thinking among students with little or no prior computer programming skills.
keywords Computer programming; Open source platform; Parametric design; Plug-in development; Algorithmic thinking
series eCAADe
last changed 2018/07/24 10:23

_id ascaad2012_015
id ascaad2012_015
authors Saighi, Ouafa and Mohamed Salah Zerouala
year 2012
title Information Technology Utilization in Architectural Engineering: A Field Investigation at the Department of Architecture and Construction, Constantine (Algeria)
source CAAD | INNOVATION | PRACTICE [6th International Conference Proceedings of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2012 / ISBN 978-99958-2-063-3], Manama (Kingdom of Bahrain), 21-23 February 2012, pp. 155-156; 273-284
summary This paper is derived from an under developed research work, that is a PhD thesis which studies the influence of Information Technology (IT) on architectural practice in Algeria. It examines the use of IT by students of the Department of Architecture and Construction in Constantine in their design studio’s projects. The target of the study is to inspect the depth of utilization of IT, identify the advantages and shortcomings of use, and propose some solutions. A field survey was undertaken on a sample of students at the Department of Architecture and Construction. The survey has the following objectives: • to find out the students’ motivation behind the adoption and use of IT in their projects; • to identify the negative and positive aspects of use; • to identify the barriers that would hinder better use; and • to determine the impact of the IT tools on the design process and projects. // For a more comprehensive comprehension of the study case; a pilot field survey was conducted during two consecutive years. This enables the researchers to make comparisons between the survey’s results of the same year, and to study the trends of use by making comparisons between the results of these two years. SPSS was used to analyze the results. The analysis of results shows that the IT helps largely to improve the quality of presentations of the documents, images and graphics but this was an attempt from students to satisfy and influence the "others". In some cases, this has negatively affected the quality of design projects. It was used by students with poor design skills to cover up some weak aspects and faults in their design projects. On the other hand, some tutors opposed the exaggerated use of IT and the complete dependence on the computer during the design stage. They prefer the "traditional way" of design development. There is an ongoing conflict and arguments between students and tutors regarding this matter. However, It was noticed that the IT has effectively contribute in improving the competition level between students thus the quality of their design projects.
series ASCAAD
last changed 2012/05/15 18:46

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