• Contributions and consequences of urban landscaping
  • Urban water environment intervention: Analyses of the urban-environmental interaction

    ABSTRACT: Water environments are spaces with important physical-environmental characteristics, interacting with several natural processes that occur in our planet. But, with urbanization, its degradation has been quite common, resulting in a physical, social and cultural estrangement of the population in relation to urban watercourses. Architecture and urbanism have developed several theories along time, methodologies and proposals of actions to solve […]

  • Sustainability assessment tools
  • An assessment of the CASBEE sustainability certificate in the context of Brazilian urban projects

    ABSTRACT: In most studies, it has been taking into account the performance assessment of construction, without addressing or addressing insufficiently, the urban context in which it is inserted: the environment, the neighborhood, the city. As cause and consequence of this situation, many of the built environment promotion policies are directed solely to the construction, while larger scale projects are […]

  • The BIM concept applied to sustainable buildings and cities
  • The project performance simulation for more sustainable built environments and the Integrated Modification Methodology

    ABSTRACT: In the performance project, several important decisions are taken in isolation and arbitrarily, without a reliable projection of the final result. The knowledge lack of that performance in the designing process waste opportunities and can transfer to the user and the environment from the errors impacts and costs for the corrections. Thus, this highlights the need of a […]