Building Aesthetics and Technical Systems: Exploring the Intersection of Design and Functionality

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2024 | Viewed by 272

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School of Engineering, Frederick University, 7 Frederickou Str., Nicosia 1036, Cyprus
Interests: built environment; aesthetics; technical systems; building design; well-being; sustainability; renewable energy; emerging technologies; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; interdisciplinary approach
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The built environment has always been a crucial aspect of human civilization, and its aesthetics and technical systems are intertwined in creating functional and beautiful structures. The Journal of Building Aesthetics and Technical Systems is excited to announce a Special Issue focused on exploring the intersection of these two critical elements of building design. The built environment has the power to influence the quality of life and well-being of those who live, work, and interact within it. As such, it is essential to consider the role of aesthetics in building design, which can improve the physical, emotional, and psychological experience of building occupants. At the same time, technical systems are crucial to ensuring the safety, durability, and sustainability of buildings. This Special Issue aims to bring together research and practical applications that showcase innovative approaches in building aesthetics and technical systems. The topics to be explored may include but are not limited to: the influence of aesthetic design elements on building occupants' well-being and productivity; the integration of renewable energy systems and sustainability considerations in building design; the role of emerging technologies in building design, such as 3D printing, building information modeling (BIM), and virtual reality; the importance of technical systems, such as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems, in building design and construction; the challenges and opportunities in balancing aesthetics and technical requirements in building design. We welcome contributions from researchers, practitioners, and professionals from diverse fields, including architecture, engineering, construction, interior design, and urban planning. We also encourage submissions that take an interdisciplinary approach and explore the intersections between building aesthetics and technical systems. We believe this Special Issue will provide a platform for sharing knowledge and insights that can contribute to the advancement of building design and construction. We look forward to receiving your contributions and bringing together a diverse and insightful collection of papers for this exciting Special Issue.

Dr. Paris Fokaides
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • built environment
  • aesthetics
  • technical systems
  • sustainability
  • building design
  • interdisciplinary approach

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