This book contains most of the papers presented at the Eco-Architecture 2010
conference, which was the third edition of the International Conference on
Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature. Previous editions were held in
the New Forest, UK (2006) and the Algarve, Portugal (2008) and demonstrated the
importance of a forum like this to discuss the characteristics and challenges of such
Eco-Architecture implies a new approach to the design process intended to
harmonise its products with nature.
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describe environmentally conscious design technique in the field on buildings and
architecture: how to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by
enhancing the energy efficiency, water efficiency, use sustainable (renewable or
recyclables) materials of construction. Section 4 is a collection of articles related to
sustainable agriculture and food security: systems of food production that provide
secure supply to meet the world growing population.
As the final touches are added to Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON)
standards and with next-generation GPON (N-GPON) standards already
underway, it should be clear to service providers that additional network
upgrades are imminent as demand for bandwidth continues to increase. Today’s
fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) architectures, deployed with broadband PON (BPON)
technology, are meeting the needs of small business and residential customers,
but are they being constructed with easy upgradeability once bandwidth usage
The goal for bringing the promise of fiber to residential subscribers is to install
flexible and reliable fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) architectures at the lowest
possible cost. Plug-and-play architectures provide significant advantages,
such as reducing the need for highly-skilled technicians to perform installation
tasks and enabling easy access to facilitate maintenance and troubleshooting.
After helping design and build passive optical networks (PON) for 10 towns since 1999, Vince
Smith has learned a thing or two about fiber to the premises (FTTP) projects. By the time he
was hired in 2003 by Texas-based NTS Communications as an outside plant engineer, Smith
had acquired good experience with different architectures as well as with products from
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Community arts and cultural activities, through their intrinsic expressive
and exploratory processes and products, have the capacity to catalyze or
reinforce place-making through each component of the architecture of
community: through the coalescing of social and civic relationships around
creative activity; through the creation and reinforcement of quality public
assets that incubate or nurture art and culture; through market demand for
commercial and residential space used by artists and the creative sector in
general; and through networked enterprises of cultural instituti...
Relevant ﬂoor plans can be generated before planning the layout of
furniture pieces. Recently, Merrell et al.  proposed a data-
driven method to generate residential building layouts. In their
work, 120 examples of architectural programs are used to train a
Bayesian network that captures the relationships among different
rooms. Given certain user requirements as priors, the Bayesian net-
work can then be used to generate a ﬂoor plan, which is iteratively
modiﬁed to incorporate desirable human factors. The result is a
synthesized ﬂoor plan for a residential building.