Centre for Urban Design, Architecture and Sustainability

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Profile Information

CUDAS comprises three research themes: Urban Design, Architechtural Practice and Humanities, and Sustainable Environments and Practice, which constitute the main areas of research focus in the Department of Architecture and 3D Design. These investigations operate at many scales and levels, but a common thread throughout these investigations is a concern about the integration of architectural, environment and urban design. Accordingly, the overarching ethos of CUDAS is that design informs all aspects of academic research of the built environment, whether in the historical, cultural, theoretical or environmental contexts. 

Through its diverse community of researchers, the centre takes a broadly inter-disciplinary and integrated approach to key areas of focus in architecture and urban design that both build upon historical precedents and advance new theoretical possibilities for the built environment and the city-at-large.

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village Earth & Environmental Sciences
Thermal comfort Engineering & Materials Science
China Social Sciences
urban development Earth & Environmental Sciences
festival Earth & Environmental Sciences
Sustainable development Engineering & Materials Science
gold mine Earth & Environmental Sciences
Timber Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2008 2019

A survey on electrical appliance use and energy consumption in Vietnamese households: Case study of Tuy Hoa city

Le, V. & Pitts, A., 15 Aug 2019, In : Energy and Buildings. 197, p. 229-241 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy utilization
Energy policy
Liquefied petroleum gas

Improving the Sustainability of Traditional Dwellings in Yunnan, China: Seismic Resistance Testing of Wood-frame and Earth-Built Wall Dwellings

Bai, Y., Gao, J., Pitts, A., Gao, Y., Bai, W. & Tao, Z., 14 Feb 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 4, 19 p., 977.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
residential building
Sustainable development
Earth (planet)

Opportunities to Improve Sustainable Environmental Design of Dwellings in Rural Southwest China

Pitts, A., Gao, Y. & Le, V., 6 Oct 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 19, p. 1-44 44 p., 5515.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
environmental design
Information dissemination
building construction

Projects 2018 2020

Sustainable and Creative Village Research Network - South West China

Pitts, A. & Gao, Y.


Project: ResearchResearch Council - AHRC

Activities 2001 2019

Visualizing Mackintosh’s Alternative Design Proposal for Scotland Street School

Danilo Di Mascio (Speaker)
26 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Contextualized Digital Heritage Workshop - Buyeo

Danilo Di Mascio (Organiser), Jongwook Lee (Organiser)
20 Jun 201922 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

The Shop-House in Vietnam

Adrian Pitts (Speaker), Thanh Dang (Speaker)
8 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk