Introducing the notions of lifecycle assessment and net-zero energy, Dr Moghayedi demonstrated the EDGE energy modelling tool. He also shared examples of a model zero-energy house built in South Africa and a 3D-printed house.
Looking at the ‘soft features’ of a resilient house, Dr Siddiq discussed the importance of socio-cultural and environmental factors in the internal and external design for improved thermal comfort. Seasonal parameters such as temperature, humidity and wind play an important…
Dr Syed Salman Mobeen discussed cost-effective and sustainable solutions to natural disasters such as flooding and earthquakes. The range of KPIs, tools and techniques could help building resilient houses.
Architectural designer Vasilena Vassilev from Coventry University shared her academic and professional experiences and discussed various design features along with prototypes and studio projects to highlight key attributes of a resilient house.
Dr. Saeed Ahmed and Madiha Salam kickstarted the series of workshops. The first session explained the objectives and key points of the Design Challenge.
The design of a house is vital for the sustainability, affordability, and resilience besides improving the residents’ quality of life. Climate responsive, adaptive, and passive design strategies coupled with innovative technological solutions are fundamental to energy efficient homes. The object of…
Launch of the Res-House project
The 2023 cohort of Frontiers Champions.