Collaborative Practice-Based Learning Methods in Architectural Design and Building Technology Education in a Cross-Cultural, Cross-Geographical Environment

2022 ◽  
Vol 28 (1) ◽  
Konstantinos Kostopoulos
Andrew Targowski ◽  
Ali Metwali

In this millennium, global organizations will increasingly focus on the critical value of the cross-cultural communication process, efficiency, competence and the cost of doing business. In order to successfully communicate cross-culturally, knowledge and understanding of cultural factors such as values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors should be acquired. Because culture is a powerful force that strongly influences communication behavior, culture and communication are inseparably linked. The objective of this chapter is to define the framework for a cross-cultural communication process, efficiency, and cost of doing business in a global economy. This task is very important for the promoting of global peace through trade, since it aims at understanding how to communicate successfully among different cultures from different civilizations. This understanding should minimize conflicts, increase international trade and investment, and facilitate the development of the global economy. The research method is based on the architectural design of a cross-cultural communication process and system and their quantitative analysis. Their attributes are estimated in a normative way on a scale from 1 to 5, where 5 is the best value. The attributes for two selected cultures (Western-West and Egyptian) are estimated by expert opinions.

2012 ◽  
Vol 3 (9) ◽  
pp. 291-296
Igwe C.O ◽  
Onoh Eze C.J .

Entrepreneurial and functional building technology education, if well positioned has the potentials of launching Nigeria into the first 20 world economies by the year 2020. This paper integrates the industrial, educational and entrepreneurial activities that results in increased productivity. Functional building technology career broadly categorised into professional and non-professional. The paper reviewed the entrepreneurial prospects open to the non-professional builders trained in the technical institutions equipped with the knowledge and skills to competently perform in the building construction sites as craftsmen, technicians and technologist. Also, other entrepreneurial activities in the public and private sectors at both small and medium scale capacity. The review presented inadequate budgetary allocation to the education sector, dearth of infrastructural facilities, also, the gap existing between the construction industry and the technical institutions. It recommended, increased funding and acquisition of modern equipment/machine and adequate infrastructural facilities. Also, establish a sustainable linkage between the construction industry and technical institutions. Implementation of these will result in increased productivity, robust economy and actualization of the nation’s vision 2020.

2013 ◽  
Vol 689 ◽  
pp. 193-197 ◽  
Li Qun Guo ◽  
Yan Qun Guo

These years, more and more people hanker for Green Building. This tendency makes so many scholars and architects study on Green Building technology and Green Building materials. This article mainly discusses three aspects as follow. The first one is the necessity of Green Building technology and design. The second one is the misunderstanding of Green Building’s concept. The third one is the trait of I. M. Pei’s architectural design works.

2017 ◽  
Vol 15 (3) ◽  
pp. 453-464
Maja Dragisic ◽  
Andjelka Bnin-Bninski

Architecture and geometry share a mutual history, and their relationship precedes the introduction of digital and computer technologies in architectural theory and design. Geometry has always been directly related to the modalities of thinking in architecture through the problems of conceptualisation, representation, building, technology. Through the historical overview of these two disciplines, it is possible to perceive direct influences of geometry on the architectural creative concepts, formal characteristics of architectural works, structural aspects, and building methods in architecture. However, the focus of this paper is not on the representation of historical intertwining of these two disciplines, which is indisputable, it is on the attempt to represent one specific bond between topology and architecture, firstly through the explanation of the principle of continuous deformability, and secondly through the representation of the models through which the principle occurs in the architectural design process, as well. The first part of this work will introduce and analyse the transition of concepts of continuity and deformability, from mathematical topology through philosophy to architecture, while the second part of the work will explain two models in detail, formal and systematic, through which the principle of continuous deformation is applied in certain architectural design practices. Overall, this work deals with the interpretation of the principle of continuous deformation in architecture and it shows in which way the architectural discourse changes the meaning of a mathematical-philosophical notion and turns it into a design methodology of its own. The subtlety of the question Bernard Tschumi asks about space illustrates the need to thoroughly investigate interdisciplinary relation between architecture, philosophy, and mathematics: ?Is topology a mental construction toward a theory of space?? (Tschumi, 2004, p.49)

2019 ◽  
Vol 2 (2) ◽  
pp. 20
Xin Tong ◽  
Xiaolin Yang ◽  
Xiao Ma

With the continuous development of science and technology and the gradual improvement of modern building technology, people pay more and more attention to the introduction of advanced technology in architectural design, such as the application of intelligent technology. With the increasingly severe environmental situation, people are increasingly demanding the environmental performance and green performance of buildings. The establishment of ultra-low energy consumption passive buildings has become one of the key construction contents of construction projects. This paper mainly analyzes the design points and architectural forms of related buildings from the perspective of intelligent control.

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