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Amar Bennadji

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The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. [Poster] (2019)
Presentation / Conference
BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K., BENNADJI, A. and FARHI, A. 2019. The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. [Poster]. Presented at the 7th Zero energy mass custom home international conference 2019 (ZEMCH 2019), 26-28 November 2019, Seoul, Korea.

Architecture bridges between art and science, calling for a harmonious balance of multiple needs and complex issues. Considering that architecture is a man’s creation for men, this research explores it from the relationship of human factors in archit... Read More about The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. [Poster].

Barrières à l'utilisation des méthodes d'aide à la décision murltcirétres [sic] dans le secteur de la construction en Algérie. (2018)
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SEDDIKI, M. and BENNADJI, A. 2018. Barrières à l'utilisation des méthodes d'aide à la décision murltcirétres [sic] dans le secteur de la construction en Algérie. Presented at the Colloque international sur les villes intelligentes (CIVIC 2018), 6-8 November 2018, Constantine, Algeria.

The construction sector is a sector where making the right decisions can be very difficult, because of the large number of criteria to be taken into consideration (e.g. quality, cost, deadlines, regulations, impact on the environment, etc.). A bad de... Read More about Barrières à l'utilisation des méthodes d'aide à la décision murltcirétres [sic] dans le secteur de la construction en Algérie..

Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle [East]. (2016)
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FARDOUS, I.S. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle [East]. Presented at the 24th International Association of People-Environment Studies conference (IAPS24): the human being at home, work and leisure: sustainable use and development of indoor and outdoor spaces in late modern everyday life, 27 June - 1 July 2016, Lund, Sweden.

This is part of PhD research questions the pervasion of the Arabic Traditional Architecture (ATA) as visual and tangible architectonic features. The study considers the adaptation of traditional features to contemporary context using technology and i... Read More about Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle [East]..

Understanding the influence of occupants' behaviour on the hygrothermal performance of insulated solid walls. (2014)
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HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2014. Understanding the influence of occupants' behaviour on the hygrothermal performance of insulated solid walls. Presented at the 2014 Conference of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR 2014), 1-4 July 2014, Edinburgh, UK.

Residential buildings in the UK consume around 28% of total final energy use. Therefore, in order to achieve the CO2 and fuel poverty reduction targets set by the Scottish government, it will be necessary to improve the energy efficiency of the exist... Read More about Understanding the influence of occupants' behaviour on the hygrothermal performance of insulated solid walls..

Decision making criteria in adopting renewable energies in the built environment. (2013)
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BENNADJI, A. and HERRERA, D. 2013. Decision making criteria in adopting renewable energies in the built environment. Presented at the 2013 All-Energy exhibition and conference (All Energy 2013), 22-23 May 2013, Aberdeen, UK.

The best system for a particular property is strongly linked to the occupiers. User’s energy needs vary depending on type and size of building they occupy. A deeper analysis of the heating and electricity demand should include detailed assessment of... Read More about Decision making criteria in adopting renewable energies in the built environment..

Energy efficient homes: implementation of renewable energies in retrofitted buildings. (2013)
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HERRERA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2013. Energy efficient homes: implementation of renewable energies in retrofitted buildings. Presented at the 2013 All-Energy exhibition and conference (All-Energy 2013), 22-23 May 2013, Aberdeen, UK.

According to the Climate change (Scotland) Act 2009, by 2020 total carbon emission should be reduced 42% respect 1990 levels (and 80% lower than the baseline by 2050). In this context, it is important to highlight that buildings are responsible of 45... Read More about Energy efficient homes: implementation of renewable energies in retrofitted buildings..

From words to ambience: towards an architectural daylighting design based on users' perceptions and behaviours. (2009)
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BELAKEHAL, A., BENNADJI, A. and TABET AOUL, K. 2009. From words to ambience: towards an architectural daylighting design based on users' perceptions and behaviours. Presented at the 11th European lighting conference (LuxEuropa 2009), 9-11 September 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

This paper presents an investigation aiming to demonstrate the possible move from words to ambience in order to achieve an architectural daylighting design. This latter is mainly based on the users’ perceptions and behaviours. It was assumed that the... Read More about From words to ambience: towards an architectural daylighting design based on users' perceptions and behaviours..

Existing housing stock in the UK and the thermal insulation challenge: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom. (2009)
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BENNADJI, A., SCOTT, J. and TAYLOR, B. 2009. Existing housing stock in the UK and the thermal insulation challenge: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom. Presented at the 2009 Aberdeen Research Consortium (ARC) awareness day on environmental change, 12 May 2009, Aberdeen, UK.

The increase in energy price has sparked a debate in the UK as to what would be the best way to address this problem. Various political parties and civil societies are also concerned and various responses to the crisis are being suggested and debated... Read More about Existing housing stock in the UK and the thermal insulation challenge: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom..

La lumière naturelle et le confort à travers les représentations de l’architecture tertiaire: cas du bâtiment de la Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Sociale à Biskra. (2008)
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BELAKEHAL, A. TABET AOUL, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2008. La lumière naturelle et le confort à travers les représentations de l’architecture tertiaire: cas du bâtiment de la Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Sociale à Biskra. Presented at the 3rd Biskra architecture and sustainability conference (BASC 2008): strategies and perspectives, 8-10 April 2008, Biskra, Algeria.

A rapidly growing field of research, natural lighting in buildings is also a field of multidisciplinary convergence. Among the various issues underlying it, the interest shown in the user is increasingly demanded or even demanded. In line with this t... Read More about La lumière naturelle et le confort à travers les représentations de l’architecture tertiaire: cas du bâtiment de la Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Sociale à Biskra..

Femmes, lumière et espace: cas de l’habitat collectif à Biskra, Algérie. (2004)
Presentation / Conference
BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2004. Femmes, lumière et espace: cas de l’habitat collectif à Biskra, Algérie. Presented at Usages et appropriation de l’espace: entre pratiques et régulations, 20-21 April 2004, Annaba, Algeria.

This study attempts to explore new forms of appropriation of architectural space by its occupant according to the relationship it maintains to the physical factors of the environment and in particular the sun and its light. The notion of luminous ter... Read More about Femmes, lumière et espace: cas de l’habitat collectif à Biskra, Algérie..