Ergonomics of the Urban Villa’s Form as an Element of Sustainable Architectural and Urban Design

  • Paweł HornEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9178)


Article is a presentation and discussion of the complex of multi-family buildings which were built in Wroclaw in an interesting and challenging historical urban context. Discussion of the complex serves to define characteristic parameters that allow to consider the buildings as example of urban villa and to illustrate the process of reaching the optimum of these parameters in the context of urban environment. Ergonomics of the object’s dependency from its surroundings will be analysed and considered as an aspect of sustainable design in a conscious decision-making process in an integrated interdisciplinary and computer-aided design environment. Discussed design process due to its flexibility and value is to show the urban villa’s advantages as an answer to the needs of contemporary inhabitants of a big city. At the same time the author intends to highlight the influence of sustainable design on ergonomics of an architectural object nowadays, taking into account the degree to which it is possible to use and create computer tools for ergonomic and sustainable design.


Ergonomics in sustainable design of residential architecture Ergonomics of urban villa Computer-aided design environment for housing designers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wrocław University of TechnologyWrocławPoland

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