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Issue 5:1

Open III

We are interested in methodological approaches, outcomes, challenges, theories, and limitations in fields focused on the built environment. What are the methods best used in your research of the built environment, and why? What research methods or strategies are you using to implement practices over time? What are the meta-methodologies informing your research? What do you see as the most effective methods for specific types of research in the built environment? This OPEN issue asks researchers across architecture and related subfields to share their methods through original research including qualitative, quantitative, mixed, design studies, historical, correlational, causal-comparative, and experimental. This issue, like TAD itself, is OPEN to your creativity and your discoveries.

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5.1
Research Redux
I was about three years into my doctoral studies at Harvard’s GSD when three questions, or more accurately, three...
Research Redux
5.1
Validating an Emerging Design Area through Industry‐Academia Research Partnerships
Collaborative research between the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry and academia can...
Validating an Emerging Design Area through Industry‐Academia Research Partnerships
5.1
Post Occupancy Evaluation in Architectural Education and Practice
Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is a research method that examines how buildings function; when the functions include...
Post Occupancy Evaluation in Architectural Education and Practice
5.1
An Argument Framework for Ecological Psychology and Architecture Design
Integral to the scientific process are theoretical frameworks that motivate specific research questions and empirical...
An Argument Framework for Ecological Psychology and Architecture Design
5.1
Parallel Paths of Inquiry: Detailing for DFAB HOUSE
DFAB HOUSE, a multi‐technology demonstrator of digital fabrication in architecture, integrates six full‐scale...
Parallel Paths of Inquiry: Detailing for DFAB HOUSE
5.1
Open III: Call for Papers
Research methods is a developing area of interest in the built environment and OPEN to discussion. The concept...
5.1
A Sound Approach to Concrete: Transforming Concrete Through Shape and Porosity for Acoustical Reflection, Diffusion, and Absorption
The shape, interior volume, and materiality of the built environment influence occupant perception of sound. Placement...
A Sound Approach to Concrete: Transforming Concrete Through Shape and Porosity for Acoustical Reflection, Diffusion, and Absorption
5.1
AutoFrame: A Novel Procedure to Auto-Convert Architectural Massing Models into Structural Simulation Models to Streamline Embodied- and Operational-Carbon Assessment and Daylight Evaluation in Early Design
Sustainability and material efficiency are essential considerations in architecture. However, they are often evaluated...
AutoFrame: A Novel Procedure to Auto-Convert Architectural Massing Models into Structural Simulation Models to Streamline Embodied- and Operational-Carbon Assessment and Daylight Evaluation in Early Design
5.1
Building Integrated Evaporative Cooling Utilizing Pervious Concrete
This research proposes an integrated building evaporative cooling assembly using pervious concrete acting as a...
Building Integrated Evaporative Cooling Utilizing Pervious Concrete
5.1
Evaluating Energy Targets and Efficiency Measures in Multifamily Subtropical Buildings through Automated Simulation
Building operation accounts for a significant portion of global greenhouse gas emissions. Hawaii is committed to...
Evaluating Energy Targets and Efficiency Measures in Multifamily Subtropical Buildings through Automated Simulation