Environmental analysis and design
To react to issues both now and in the future, such as climate change, we need to rethink the way we build cities – from the types of buildings we construct, to open spaces we create – and the impact they all have on our atmosphere.
This shift in the way we approach the built environment can offer opportunities for development of new design and power generation. In the future, architecture won't define objects, but rather inform hybrid landscapes, with processes to adapt to extreme conditions, like flooding and desertification.
New techniques, smart technology, and the use of advanced digital tools will become essential to the development of a discipline that focuses on the future.
Our research covers the following topics
- Sustainable architecture
- Climate sensitive design
Discover our areas of expertise
We're exploring the models, technology and policies that can guide governments and planners to develop sustainable cities.
Our research in this area of expertise is bridging the gap between the technical and humanistic aspects of architectural and urban history and theory.
We're planning cities that can be both liveable for humans, while not resulting in further decline to the planet's ecological vitality.
We're studying the integration of digital technology and new technologies in architectural planning, urban planning, and sustainability – and how they can impact future design processes.
We're looking at how architecture, community and creative technologies can play a role in enhancing historic environments.
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