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8th International Conference On Harmonisation Between Architecture And Nature

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Conference
  • Sep 7, 2020 - Sep 9, 2020
  • Online
  • Online, United Kingdom
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The objective of this Conference is to review the challenges and new opportunities for contemporary architecture. These are a result of advances in design and new building technologies, as well as the development of new materials.

Many of the changes are motivated by a drive towards eco-architecture, trying to harmonise architectural products with nature. Another important issue is the adaptation of the architectural design to the natural environment, learning from nature and traditional construction techniques.

Contemporary architecture is at the threshold of a new stage of evolution, deeply influenced by the advances in information and computer systems and the development of new materials and products, as well as construction processes that will drastically change the industry.

Emphasis is placed on the minimum use of energy at each stage of the building process, the design by passive systems, life cycle assessment, resources optimisation and rehabilitation.

The conference will deal with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation and many others including case studies from many different places around the world. The list of topics gives an idea of the scope of the meeting, papers on other topics relating to the conference objectives are welcome.

All conference papers are archived online in the WIT eLibrary ( where they are easily and permanently available in Open Access format to the international community.

List of Main Topics

  • Design with nature
  • Passive systems
  • Building information modelling
  • Bioclimatic design
  • Transformative design
  • Contemporary habitat typologies
  • Smart houses
  • Building flexibility
  • Adapted reuse
  • Sustainability indices in architecture
  • Circular economy
  • Innovative materials and products
  • Green facades
  • Integrated renewable systems
  • Advanced building envelope
  • Performance assessment
  • Regenerative buildings
  • Ecological impacts of materials
  • Life cycle assessment and durability
  • Recycle reuse reduce and recovery
  • Eco-design and Eco-labelling
  • Design and construction integration
  • Flexible housing
  • Floating buildings
  • Tall buildings and environment
  • Energy performance
  • Community participation
  • Education and training
  • End-use energy efficiency
  • Consumer engagement
  • Occupants’ behaviour
  • Houses as a working environment
  • Management and maintenance
  • Ecological and cultural sensitivity
  • Impact of technology
  • Post-occupancy evaluation
  • Urban landscaping agriculture and green spaces


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