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Antonio Frattari   Professor  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Antonio Frattari published an article in May 2015.
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Hasim Altan

7 shared publications

Sustainable Design of the Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering & IT, British University in Dubai, Dubai 345015, UAE

Michela Dalprà

2 shared publications

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy

Nicola Gasperini

1 shared publications

Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Trento 38123, Italy

Sam Moshaver

1 shared publications

School of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC H3C 3J7, Canada

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Article 2 Reads 2 Citations Redesigning Terraced Social Housing in the UK for Flexibility Using Building Energy Simulation with Consideration of Pas... Nicola Gasperini, Sam Moshaver, Antonio Frattari, Hasim Alta... Published: 05 May 2015
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su7055488
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A chosen case study house forms the basis of this paper, which is a pilot energy-efficient social housing project, completed by one of the largest housing developers in the UK. The main aim of this study is to inform the redesign of flexible energy-efficient housing units. The housing, designed for social tenants, was built by the Accent Group in 2005, using modern construction methods and sustainable materials, based on extensive research from the adaptable and “Grow Home” principles of Avi Friedman as well as open building implementation. The first pilot scheme was designed in collaboration with the Building Energy Analysis Unit at the University of Sheffield, together with the Goddard Wybor Practise, and was a successful housing development with respect to being environmentally friendly and a low-energy design scheme for the UK climate. This paper presents redesigning of flexible terraced housing units, and their performance evaluation, using a building simulation method as well as the passive-house planning package. The aim was to plan a row of terraced houses that can not only utilize a flexible design concept in floor planning layout, but also to reduce energy consumption with a passive design with particular attention paid to material selection. In addition, building simulation work has been carried out with the use of DesignBuilder software for both thermal and energy performance evaluation. The study examines the annual energy performance and comfort conditions in the designed house to be situated in the Northeast of England, UK. A terraced house unit design is considered a flexible home that can adjust to the needs of different tenants for the purpose of achieving a sustainable building under different aspects, such as low energy, low carbon, use of renewables, and low impact materials, with flexibility by design.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Educating in the design and construction of built environments accessible to disabled people: the Leonardo da Vinci AWAR... Antonio Frattari, Michela Dalprà, Fabio Bernardi Published: 05 August 2011
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, doi: 10.1007/s10798-011-9177-1
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An interdisciplinary partnership within an European Leonardo da Vinci project has developed a new approach aimed at educating secondary school students in the creation of built environments accessible to disabled people and at sensitizing them towards the inclusion of people with disabilities in all realms of social life. The AWARD (Accessible World for All Respecting Differences) project is based on the need for education professionals to contribute to the introduction of the principles of Universal Design in the curricula and on the fact that courses should be set up and teaching materials produced that conform to the principles of Universal Design. The project saw the development of an innovative e-learning tool applicable to traditional, distance and individual forms of learning. The software produced, called AWARD, is structured in teaching modules covering the different functional areas and elements that characterise the indoor and outdoor built environments and is organised in such a way as to cover the wide range of different professional skills involved in the design, construction and management of such environments.