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    Problem Space and Solution Space Practice in Design Methods in Relation to Exotelic and Autotelic Experience: A Theoretical Exploration 

    Chutarat Laomanacharoen (2016)

    Design methods practiced in the modern industrial era tend to override the joy of designing. As the understanding of design as science emerged in the 1980s, prescriptive design methods have gradually replaced the descriptive design methods traditionally practiced by designers. In response to the world’s demand for cheap products, prescriptive design methods have also led to labor exploitation through mass production processes, which have ultimately changed the work-life experiences of those involved. This phenomenon has resulted in an "...
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    Bridge the Gap Between Local Governments and Communities: Key Factors in Generating Community Involvement in the Historic Preservation District in Japan1 

    Patiphol Yodsurang (2015)

    Since 1795, 106 districts in Japan have been selected as Important Historic Preservation Districts (Juuyo dentouteki kenzoubutsugun hozon chiku [Juudenken]). The system for protection of cultural properties enables the local government to name a “Preservation District” and allows for the development of a preservation plan based on local ordinances. Moreover, the well-organized, bottom-up networks, which are groups for community development activities on the basis of local participation, play an important role in raising awareness and cond...
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    The Increasing Importance of Advanced Building Simulations in a New Building Design Paradigm 

    Zapka, Manfred J.; Sanphawat Jatupatwarangkul (2015)

    This paper presents and discusses the increasing importance of advanced building simulations in the design of high performance buildings. A changing building design industry increasingly requires simulations to achieve high energy efficiency and sustainability, while safeguarding occupant comfort, for the built environment. The paper introduces two main numerical design tools, energy simulations (ES) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Much of the building industry and even many academic architecture programs have not yet embraced advanced ...
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    Privatized VS Community-Based Neighborhood Governance in the Context of Economic Renovation in Vietnam: Case Study of Ho Chi Minh Cit 

    Huong, Le Thi Thu (2015)

    Rapid economic growth, as a result of economic reforms, has commonly brought unintended outcomes of increasing socio-spatial differentiation and unequal neighborhood development in post-socialist cities. Through two case studies in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam each corresponding to a residential area with adverse socio-economic conditions, this paper argues that since economic renovation began in the country in 1986, coupled with the housing segregation in urban development, neighborhood governance has become increasingly differentiated with the e...
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    ศาสนสถาปัตยกรรมในชุมชนเนวาร์ (Worship Architecture in Newari Community) 

    ปฏิพล ยอดสุรางค์ (2555)

    พื้นที่หุบเขากาฐมัณฑุในประเทศเนปาล เป็นแหล่งมรดกทางวัฒนธรรมที่สั่งสมคุณค่ามาเป็นเวลาหลายพันปี มรดกทางวัฒนธรรมเหล่านั้นได้สะท้อนออกมาเป็นงานศิลปะ และสถาปัตยกรรมอันโดดเด่นเป็นเอกลักษณ์ที่เกิดจากการผสมผสานกันระหว่างวัฒนธรรมแบบพุทธ และฮินดู นอกจากนี้ โบราณสถานจำนวนมากยังคงถูกใช้ในชีวิตประจำวันอยู่ และได้รับการยกย่องให้เป็นมรดกโลกทางวัฒนธรรมในปี ค.ศ.1978
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