Open Research across DisciplinesHow the principles of open research can be applied to your discipline
Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
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UKRN case study: Sustainable buildings, energy and environmental policy (consultancy research)
University of Reading case study: Urban climate modelling
University of Sheffield case study: Jim Uttley on Road lighting density and brightness linked with increased cycling rates after dark. Video
Examples of open research practices
Open Methods: “The OS (OpenStructures) project (http://www.openstructures.net/) explores the possibility of a modular construction model where everyone designs for everyone on the basis of one shared geometrical grid. It initiates a kind of collaborative MECCANO© to which everyone can contribute parts, components and structures.” Described as a “three-dimensional open-source code from our built environment”, this ecosystem explores the idea of designing hardware in the way we design software by having different individuals contribute to one main model as opposed to working on separate entities. This concept has been applied to developing societies within Katanga, Congo in the form of humanitarian architecture by recycling, upcycling and reusing goods as a way of strengthening the local economy.
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Open modular construction system. https://www.openstructures.net
Image library resource for architecture projects. https://www.architecture.com/image-library/
- List of open access resources.
- Open access journals.
- Open access intellectual resource on Muslim architecture. https://archnet.org
This page is adapted and extended from: Farran, E. K., Silverstein, P., Ameen, A. A., Misheva, I., & Gilmore, C. (2020, December 15). Open Research: Examples of good practice, and resources across disciplines. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/3r8hb