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Daylight, view-out, and windows: the sensorial-based design of Ottoman-era mosques. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K.A., BENNADJI, A., BENKHALFALLAH, I. and BOUNHAS, D. 2021. Daylight, view-out, and windows: the sensorial-based design of Ottoman-era mosques. In Tabet Aoul, K.A., Shafiq, M.T. and Attoye, D.E. (eds.) Proceedings of 8th Zero energy mass custom home international conference 2021 (ZEMCH 2021), 26-28 October 2021, Dubai, UAE. Al Ain: ZEMCH Network [online], pages 285-302. Available from: http://zemch.org/proceedings/2021/ZEMCH2021.pdf

Daylighting and outside view, as window design parameters, are often the main ambience-generating design factors that connect the users' sensorial relationship to their external environment. These relationships and their resulting ambiences vary by b... Read More about Daylight, view-out, and windows: the sensorial-based design of Ottoman-era mosques..

Virtual World16: virtual design collaboration for the intersection of academia and industry. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
SCHNABEL, M.A., KOBAYASHI, Y., PENCREACH, Y., BENNADJI, A., CHOI, D., FIAMMA, P., FUKUDA, T., LO, T.T., NARAHARA, T., NOVAK, M., RON, R., SWARTS, M., TERZIDIS, K., TUCKER, T. and VITAL, R. 2021. Virtual World16: virtual design collaboration for the intersection of academia and industry. In Globa, A., van Ameijde, J., Fingrut, A., Kim, N. and Sky Lo, T.T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 26th Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia international conference 2021 (CAADRIA 2021): projections, 29 March - 1 April 2021, [virtual conference]. Hong Kong: CAADRIA [online], vol 2, pages 203-212. Available from: https://caadria2021.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/caadria2021_318.pdf

Over the past 13 years, the 'World16'-group has collaborated face-to-face on various challenges that architectural design faces within VR, architecture, urban design, and its delivery to the professional industries. The focus of the collaboration is... Read More about Virtual World16: virtual design collaboration for the intersection of academia and industry..

User-friendly tool to enable individual homeowners to invest in energy efficiency. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
SEDDIKI, M., BENNADJI, A., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2021. User-friendly tool to enable individual homeowners to invest in energy efficiency. In Abdelmohsen, S., El-Khouly, T., Mallasi, Z. and Bennadji, A. (eds.). Architecture in the age of disruptive technologies: transformation and challenges: proceedings of the 9th Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design 2021 (ASCAAD 2021), 2-4 March 2021, [virtual conference]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 750-756. Hosted on CumInCAD [online]. Available from: http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ascaad2021_155

Buildings are an important source of CO2 emissions and account for almost a third of final energy consumption globally. The necessity to achieve energy efficiency standards in new and existing buildings is now recognised. The residential sector consu... Read More about User-friendly tool to enable individual homeowners to invest in energy efficiency..

Proceedings of the 9th Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD) international conference 2021 (ASCAAD 2021): architecture in the age of disruptive technologies: transformation and challenges. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
ABDELMOHSEN, S., EL-KHOULY, T., MALLASI, Z. and BENNADJI, A. (eds.) 2021. Proceedings of the 9th Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD) international conference (ASCAAD 2021): architecture in the age of disruptive technologies: transformation and challenges, 2-4 March 2021, [virtual conference]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: http://ascaad.org/conference/2021/docs/proceedings.pdf

The ASCAAD 2021 conference theme is Architecture in the age of disruptive technologies: transformation and challenges. The theme addresses the gradual shift in computational design from prototypical morphogenetic-centered associations in the architec... Read More about Proceedings of the 9th Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD) international conference 2021 (ASCAAD 2021): architecture in the age of disruptive technologies: transformation and challenges..

Parametric Iranian-Islamic muqarnas as drivers for design for fabrication and assembly via UAVs: parametric analysis and synthesis of Iranian-Islamic muqarnas. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
ZAMANI, E. and DOUNAS, T. 2021. Parametric Iranian-Islamic muqarnas as drivers for design for fabrication and assembly via UAVs: parametric analysis and synthesis of Iranian-Islamic muqarnas. In Abdelmohsen, S., El-Khouly, T., Mallasi, Z. and Bennadji, A. (eds.). Architecture in the age of disruptive technologies: transformation and challenges: proceedings of the 9th Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design 2021 (ASCAAD 2021), 2-4 March 2021, [virtual conference]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 436-449. Hosted on CumInCAD [online]. Available from: http://papers.cumincad.org/data/works/att/ascaad2021_050.pdf

This study proposes a DfMA (from design to assembly) based on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and uses Iranian-Islamic Muqarnas as the case study due to their geometric modularity. In Islamic architecture, different geographic regions are known to have... Read More about Parametric Iranian-Islamic muqarnas as drivers for design for fabrication and assembly via UAVs: parametric analysis and synthesis of Iranian-Islamic muqarnas..

Investigating the major causes of morphological transformations in the CBD of Accra and the impact on urban heat island intensity. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
GYASI-ADDO, J.A. and BENNADJI, A. 2020. Investigating the major causes of morphological transformations in the CBD of Accra and the impact on urban heat island intensity. In Scott, L. and Neilson, C.J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference 2020 (ARCOM 2020), 7-8 September 2020, [virtual conference]. Leeds: ARCOM [online], pages 566-575. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/archive/2020-Indexed-Papers.pdf

Tropical urban sites are constantly under the threats of the adverse effects of urban heat island (UHI) - a situation which is aggravated by climate change. Urban morphology comprises a large set of factors that play an important role in modifying ur... Read More about Investigating the major causes of morphological transformations in the CBD of Accra and the impact on urban heat island intensity..

Development of a new analytical model for the study of the urban and architectural sound ambiance: the topological approach. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
SARAOUI, S., BELAKEHAL, A., ATTAR, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2019. Development of a new analytical model for the study of the urban and architectural sound ambiance: the topological approach. In Rahbarianyazd, R. and Nia, H.A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd international conference of contemporary affairs on architecture and urbanism (ICCAUA2019), 9-10 May 2019, Alanya, Turkey. Alanya: Municipality of Alanya [online], pages 156-166. Available from: https://iccaua.com/page/2019-gallery

Research in the field of ambience has clearly evolved in our era; the field of investigation lists all the typologies of space, ranging from the architectural to the urban. There is a lot of research, but the relationships between investigations are... Read More about Development of a new analytical model for the study of the urban and architectural sound ambiance: the topological approach..

The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K., BENNADJI, A. and FARHI, A. 2019. The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. In Kim, J.-T., Noguchi, M. and Altan, H. (eds.) Proceedings of 7th Zero energy mass custom home international conference 2019 (ZEMCH 2019), 26-28 November 2019, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Melbourne: ZEMCH Network [online], pages 339-347. Available from: https://view.joomag.com/zemch-2019-international-conference-proceedings-april2020/0323140001587015989

Architecture is considered a crossing field between arts and sciences that is supported by multiple, various and complex issues. Considering that architecture is a man’s creation for men, this research explores human factors in architecture. It speci... Read More about The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice..

Analysis and visualization of the new architectural spatiality: light and sound topologies in museums. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
SARAOUI, S., BELAKEHAL, A., ATTAR, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2018. Analysis and visualization of the new architectural spatiality: light and sound topologies in museums. In Chau, H.-W. and Hentschke, C. dos S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International conference of the Zero Energy Mass Customer Home Network (ZEMCH 2018), 29 January - 1 February 2018, Melbourne, Australia.

This work aims at demonstrating that like geometry or anthropology, topology can offer the architectural space a new form of dimensioning and spatiality, this would amount to a participation of daylight and sound ambiences. We will explore this new s... Read More about Analysis and visualization of the new architectural spatiality: light and sound topologies in museums..

Historic buildings and refurbishment. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
BENNADJI, A. 2017. Historic buildings and refurbishment. In Roaf, S., Brotas, L. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Design to thrive: legacy document of the 33rd Passive and low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017), 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. London: NCEUB [online], article ID F13, pages 28-29. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_legacy_document.pdf

This article forms part of a legacy document containing short overviews written by the forum leaders of 31 different topics which took place during PLEA 2017. This article is from Forum 13, Historic and Vernacular Buildings and examines the topic of... Read More about Historic buildings and refurbishment..

A comparative study between digital and scale model simulations of a luminous environment under a sunny clear sky. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
MEZERDI, T., BELAKEHAL, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. A comparative study between digital and scale model simulations of a luminous environment under a sunny clear sky. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive, 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB [online], volume 2, pages 3301-3308. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf

When comparing digital simulations with experimental field measurements, we often find references associated with a large margin of uncertainty. In other words, to what degree do the results come close to the real situations studied? Indeed, a number... Read More about A comparative study between digital and scale model simulations of a luminous environment under a sunny clear sky..

Coping with discomfort at home and its effect on the internal climate. The case of traditional Scottish buildings before and after a retrofit (2017)
Conference Proceeding
HERRERA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Coping with discomfort at home and its effect on the internal climate: the case of traditional Scottish buildings before and after a retrofit. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive, 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB [online], volume 1, pages 1108-1115. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_I.pdf

This study investigates the relationship between users and internal climate in traditional buildings. Built upon principles of social practice theory, the results presented here compare and contrast occupants' daily practices of comfort with the phys... Read More about Coping with discomfort at home and its effect on the internal climate. The case of traditional Scottish buildings before and after a retrofit.

UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
PANERU, S., BENNADJI, A. and MOORE, D. 2017. UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive, 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB [online], volume 2, pages 2640-2647. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf

The research looked at Social Housing organization's (SHO) perspective on energy efficiency retrofit criteria/benefits. Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) based questionnaire, research looked at importance given by SHO to overall criteria/benefit... Read More about UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit..

Impact of technology and innovation on adaptation of architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
FARDOUS, I. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Impact of technology and innovation on adaptation of architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive, 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB [online], volume 1, pages 1069-1075. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_I.pdf

The proposed study seeks to establish whether the community is in favour of environmental traditional architecture despite the increase of modern architecture and its subsequent benefits such as indoor thermal comfort. Globally, traditional architect... Read More about Impact of technology and innovation on adaptation of architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East..

Natural versus artificial lighting use in an office building under clear sunny skies. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Natural versus artificial lighting use in an office building under clear sunny skies. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive, 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB [online], volume 2, pages 3143-3150. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf

Under clear sunny skies, a building requires more knowledge in terms of architectural daylighting design because of the complexity of the phenomenon and the wide variety of its parameters and impacts. This study focuses on office employees' behaviour... Read More about Natural versus artificial lighting use in an office building under clear sunny skies..

Group decision-making for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
SEDDIKI, M., ANOUCHE, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Group decision-making for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. In Galiano-Garrigos, A. and Brebbia, C.A. (eds.) The sustainable city XI: proceedings of the 11th International conference on urban regeneration and sustainability (SC 2016), 12-14 July 2016, Alicante, Spain. WIT transactions on ecology and the environment, 204. Southampton: WIT press [online], pages 535-546. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.2495/SC160451

In Algeria, the residential and tertiary sectors are the ones with the highest energy consumption making use of 34% of the total energy. The government has launched a thermal renovation program for existing buildings to reduce energy consumption. The... Read More about Group decision-making for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria..

Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle East. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
FARDOUS, I.S. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle East. In Amoêda, R., Lira, S. and Pinheiro, C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International conference on heritage and sustainable development (Heritage 2016), 12-15 July 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. Barcelos: Green Lines Institute [online], pages 489-498. Available from: http://heritage.greenlines-institute.org/en/heritage-2016

This paper is part of PhD research questioning to what extent modern adaptations to traditional architecture can affect occupants' well-being by modulating temperature and relative humidity. The research aims to assess traditional architecture in the... Read More about Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle East..

An integrated Delphi-FAHP-PROMETHEE for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
SEDDIKI, M., ANOUCHE, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. An integrated Delphi-FAHP-PROMETHEE for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. In Amoêda, R., Lira, S. and Pinheiro, C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International conference on heritage and sustainable development (Heritage 2016), 12-15 July 2016, Lisbon, Portugal. Barcelos: Green Lines Institute, pages 171-180.

In Algeria, the residential and tertiary sectors are the ones with the highest energy consumption making use of 34% of the total energy. The government has launched a thermal renovation program for existing buildings to reduce the energy consumption.... Read More about An integrated Delphi-FAHP-PROMETHEE for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria..

The UK's experience in mitigating climate change: a planned strategy or a learning curve? (2014)
Conference Proceeding
BENNADJI, A. 2014. The UK's experience in mitigating climate change: a planned strategy or a learning curve? In Proceedings of the 30th Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2014): sustainable habitat for developing societies: choosing the way forward, 16-18 December 2014, Ahmedabad, India. Ahmedabad: CEPT University press [online], volume 3, pages 35-42. Available from: http://www.plea2014.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PLEA2014_Proceedings_Vol_3.pdf

Reducing the CO2 emission by 80% from 1990 level by 2050 is a challenging operation for the UK. This challenge has embarked the whole nation in a national exercise that involves professionals in all sectors, corporations, SMEs, families and individua... Read More about The UK's experience in mitigating climate change: a planned strategy or a learning curve?.

Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2014. Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation. In Kouider, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2014): architectural technology, towards innovative professional practice, 7 November 2014, Aberdeen, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online], pages 3-12. Available from: https://sites.google.com/site/archtechcongress1/products-services/proceedings/ICAT%202014%20Proceedings.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Since the elaboration of the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities in 2007, energy retrofit has become one of the priorities for the European Union. However, to achieve a sustainable development of the built environment, we need to not only... Read More about Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation..