This fourth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature (Eco-Architecture 2012) follows the 3 successful previous meetings that have been held in the brand new Forest, UK (2006); within the Algarve, Portugal (2008) as well as in A Coruña, Spain (2010).
The introduction of Eco-Architecture is driven through the depletion of natural resources and also the need to preserve the total amount of nature.
Eco-Architecture provides imaginative and expressive solutions and it is characterized by the generation of highly creative designs. It’s important cultural in addition to architectural impacts.
Eco-Architecture is within harmony with nature, including its immediate environs. Decisions are adopted ecological grounds concerning locations, siting and orientation, along with the well-informed choice of materials.
Eco-Architecture makes every effort to minimise using energy each and every stage from the building’s life cycle, including that embodied within the extraction and transportation of materials, their fabrication, their assembly in to the building and ultimately the convenience and worth of their recycling once the building’s life is over. The look takes into account the use of energy in building maintenance and alterations in its use, in addition to its lighting, cooling and heating, particularly in which the energy consumed requires the emission of greenhouse gases. Substantial savings is possible by the selection of materials right for passive energy systems, especially natural ventilation, summer shading and winter solar heat gain. Alternative energy resources can offer heating and electrical power.
Here are some conference topics:
- Design with nature
- Ecological and cultural sensitivity
- Design by passive systems
- Life cycle assessment
- Quantifying sustainability in architecture
- Resource and rehabilitation
- Building technologies
- Ecological impact of materials
- Durability of materials
- Adapted reuse
- Carbon neutral design
- Education and training
- Case studies
- New architecture frontiers
- Art and kraft
- Quality in architecture
- Temporary architecture
Benefits of attending:
- Conference Books Papers are published in paper and gifs and widely distributed around the world. Delegates will have the possibility to receive a duplicate of the book in paper or gifs at the time of registration. Papers will also be archived at http://library.witpress.com
- Open Access Authors have the choice to make their work obtainable in Open Access format for wider dissemination.
- Journal Papers Presenters is going to be invited to submit a paper to 1 of the six International Scientific Journals edited through the Wessex Institute.
- Networking Participants can present their research and connect to experts from all over the world, becoming a part of a unique community.
Papers are invited about the topics outlined yet others falling inside the scope from the meeting. Abstracts of a maximum of 300 words ought to be submitted as quickly as possible. Abstracts should clearly state the reason, results and conclusions from the work to become described within the final paper.
We strongly let the submission of abstracts electronically, by hitting the ‘Submit an Abstract’ button available at the top and bottom of the page. Should you prefer, abstracts could be sent by email, fax or mail towards the Conference Secretariat. Details are available on the left side of the page. Please incorporate your name, full address and conference topic on all submissions.
Final acceptance depends on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication, should be presented in the conference. The word what of the conference is going to be English.
Irene Moreno Millan
Wessex Institute of Technology
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA
Tel: 44 (0) 238 0293223
Fax: 44 (0) 238 0292853