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Enhancing the appearance of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) through the application of traditional symbols: a case study. (2022)
Journal Article
AWUKU, S.A., BENNADJI, A. MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and SELLAMI, N. 2022. Enhancing the appearance of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) through the application of traditional symbols: a case study. AIP conference proceedings: proceedings of 3rd International conference on energy and power 2021 (ICEP 2021), 18-20 November 2021, Chiang Mai, Thailand [online], 2681, article 020050. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0114941

Over the past years, advanced renewable technologies such as Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) has transformed to become more efficient, reliable, less costly and attractive. A migration to Net-Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) and push for Green B... Read More about Enhancing the appearance of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) through the application of traditional symbols: a case study..

Ambient topologies in the museum route (light, sound, and thermal): the method of analysis and visualization. (2022)
Journal Article
SARAOUI, S., BELAKEHAL, A., ATTAR, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2022. Ambient topologies in the museum route (light, sound, and thermal): the method of analysis and visualization. Museum management and curatorship [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09647775.2022.2132990

Defining architectural space comes with multiple and diverse aspects. Our theoretical reflection aims at establishing the base for a new definition, in the sense that theoretical topology, like geometry, is an effective means to define the form of ar... Read More about Ambient topologies in the museum route (light, sound, and thermal): the method of analysis and visualization..

Development and pilot evaluation of an online retrofit decision-making tool for homeowners. [Dataset] (2022)
Dataset
SEDDIKI, M., BENNADJI, A., ALABID, J., GRAY, D. and DEVECI, G. 2022. Development and pilot evaluation of an online retrofit decision-making tool for homeowners. [Dataset]. Buildings [online], 12(10), article 1513. Available from: https://www.mdpi.com/2075-5309/12/10/1513/htm

Many retrofit projects went wrong in the UK principally because of the application of inappropriate retrofit solutions, which resulted in damp issues, with some leaving houses in worse conditions than pre-retrofit. Various online tools were developed... Read More about Development and pilot evaluation of an online retrofit decision-making tool for homeowners. [Dataset].

Development and pilot evaluation of an online retrofit decision-making tool for homeowners. (2022)
Journal Article
SEDDIKI, M., BENNADJI, A., ALABID, J., GRAY, D. and DEVECI, G. 2022. Development and pilot evaluation of an online retrofit decision-making tool for homeowners. Buildings [online], 12(10), article 1513. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12101513

Many retrofit projects went wrong in the UK principally because of the application of inappropriate retrofit solutions, which resulted in damp issues, with some leaving houses in worse conditions than pre-retrofit. Various online tools were developed... Read More about Development and pilot evaluation of an online retrofit decision-making tool for homeowners..

Urban and architectural ambiences' complexities in the nineteenth-century colonial markets: the case of the Saharan city of Biskra, Algeria. (2022)
Book Chapter
BENNADJI, A., BELAKEHAL, A., SEDDIKI, M. and TABET AOUL, K. 2023. Urban and architectural ambiences' complexities in the nineteenth-century colonial markets: the case of the Saharan city of Biskra, Algeria. In Hamza, N. (ed.) Architecture and urban transformation of historical markets: cases from the Middle East and North Africa. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 5, pages 67-78. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003143208-7

In Algeria, the adoption of colonial markets (halles) highlights how various environmental parameters created a distinctive architecture in which daylight, ventilation, and acoustics were centrally based on sensorial relationships. Using thematic con... Read More about Urban and architectural ambiences' complexities in the nineteenth-century colonial markets: the case of the Saharan city of Biskra, Algeria..

Predicting energy savings of the UK housing stock under a step-by-step energy retrofit scenario towards net-zero. (2022)
Journal Article
BENNADJI, A., SEDDIKI, M., ALABID, J., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2022. Predicting energy savings of the UK housing stock under a step-by-step energy retrofit scenario towards net-zero. Energies [online], 15(9), article 3082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093082

The UK has one of the least energy-efficient housing stocks in Europe. By 2030, the emissions from UK homes need to fall by at least 24% from 1990 levels to meet the UK's ambitious goal, which is reaching net-zero emissions. The originality of this p... Read More about Predicting energy savings of the UK housing stock under a step-by-step energy retrofit scenario towards net-zero..

Predicting energy savings of the UK housing stock under a step-by-step energy retrofit scenario towards net-zero. [Dataset] (2022)
Dataset
BENNADJI, A., SEDDIKI, M., ALABID, J., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2022. Predicting energy savings of the UK housing stock under a step-by-step energy retrofit scenario towards net-zero. [Dataset]. Energies [online], 15(9), article 3082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093082/s1

Space and water heating for UK homes make up 25% of total energy use and 15% of greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the UK’s ambitious goal of reaching zero emissions from existing buildings in the UK by 2050, by 2030, UK homes’ emissions need to fall... Read More about Predicting energy savings of the UK housing stock under a step-by-step energy retrofit scenario towards net-zero. [Dataset].

Public-private partnership in Ghana's solar energy industry: the history, current state, challenges, prospects and theoretical perspective. (2022)
Journal Article
AWUKU, S.A., BENNADJI, A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and SELLAMI, N. 2022. Public-private partnership in Ghana's solar energy industry: the history, current state, challenges, prospects and theoretical perspective. Energy nexus [online], 6, article 100058. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nexus.2022.100058

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have been used as a viable tool to accelerate infrastructural development in many countries. In recent years, the repercussions of climate change have heightened the need to adopt cleaner energy sources such as sola... Read More about Public-private partnership in Ghana's solar energy industry: the history, current state, challenges, prospects and theoretical perspective..

A review on the energy retrofit policies and improvements of the UK existing buildings, challenges and benefits. (2022)
Journal Article
ALABID, J., BENNADJI, A. and SEDDIKI, M. 2022. A review on the energy retrofit policies and improvements of the UK existing buildings, challenges and benefits. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews [online], 159, article 112161. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112161

There are inherited challenges and barriers the UK government faces in meeting the 80% carbon reduction target by 2050 compared to 1990 baseline. Technically research shows great opportunity to achieve this target through strategic mass-scale plan to... Read More about A review on the energy retrofit policies and improvements of the UK existing buildings, challenges and benefits..

Promoting the solar industry in Ghana through effective Public-Private Partnership (PPP): some lessons from South Africa and Morocco. (2021)
Journal Article
AWUKU, S.A., BENNADJI, A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and SELLAMI, N. 2022. Promoting the solar industry in Ghana through effective Public-Private Partnership (PPP): some lessons from South Africa and Morocco. Energies [online], 15(1), article 17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010017

Over the past decades, solar energy has gained much attention in Ghana, especially after the 2012–2016 power crisis. The government through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) has attempted to increase the shares of solar generation to augment its eff... Read More about Promoting the solar industry in Ghana through effective Public-Private Partnership (PPP): some lessons from South Africa and Morocco..

A blend of traditional visual symbols in BIPV application: any prospects? (2021)
Journal Article
AWUKU, S.A., BENNADJI, A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and SELLAMI, N. 2021. A blend of traditional visual symbols in BIPV application: any prospects? Academia letters [online], article 4029. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20935/AL4029

Traditional visual symbols are of great relevance, especially within the architectural space. Buildings may adopt symbols to depict culture, iconicity or identity. The quest to meet sustainable building targets and avert the looming effects of climat... Read More about A blend of traditional visual symbols in BIPV application: any prospects?.

Myth or gold? The power of aesthetics in the adoption of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs). (2021)
Journal Article
AWUKU, S.A., BENNADJI, A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and SELLAMI, N. 2021. Myth or gold? The power of aesthetics in the adoption of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs). Energy nexus [online], 4, article number 100021. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nexus.2021.100021

BIPV has gained a lot of attention in the solar world especially in recent times as the push for Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) and concerns about landscape aesthetics increases. Aesthetics plays a critical role in the adoption of BIPVs as it is on... Read More about Myth or gold? The power of aesthetics in the adoption of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs)..

Evaluation of the effect of urbanization on urban thermal behaviour using urban heat island indicators: the case of the CBD of Accra. (2021)
Thesis
GYASI-ADDO, J.A. 2021. Evaluation of the effect of urbanization on urban thermal behaviour using urban heat island indicators: the case of the CBD of Accra. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603337

Various studies have shown that urban heat island (UHI) can significantly affect the local climate of the built environment. Extreme air temperatures and heat waves adversely affect people's health, their overall well-being and productivity. Tropical... Read More about Evaluation of the effect of urbanization on urban thermal behaviour using urban heat island indicators: the case of the CBD of Accra..

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..

Review of existing energy retrofit decision tools for homeowners. (2021)
Journal Article
SEDDIKI, M., BENNADJI, A., LAING, R., GRAY, D. and ALABID, J.M. 2021. Review of existing energy retrofit decision for homeowners. Sustainability [online], 13(18), article 10189. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810189

Energy retrofit tools are considered by many countries as one of the strongest incentives to encourage homeowners to invest in energy renovation. These tools help homeowners to get an initial overview of suitable retrofit measures. Although a large n... Read More about Review of existing energy retrofit decision tools for homeowners..

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..

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..

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..

Assessment of priority options for preservation of historic buildings using model based on FPROMETHEE. (2020)
Journal Article
SEDDIKI, M., TEHAMI, M. and BENNADJI, A. 2020. Assessment of priority options for preservation of historic buildings using model based on FPROMETHEE. Algerian journal of engineering architecture and urbanism [online] 4(3), pages 29-34. Available from: https://www.aneau.org/ajeau/Art/ajeau_v4_n3.pdf

Historic buildings in Algeria are subject to an extensive preservation program. Investments made to preserve this heritage are becoming increasingly important. The prioritisation of renovation interventions requires a global approach because it simul... Read More about Assessment of priority options for preservation of historic buildings using model based on FPROMETHEE..