The paper titled “Arguing Faux Biophilia Concepts in F&B Interior Design,” was published in the indexed journal Civil Engineering and Architecture (Vol. 12, No. 2). The paper aimed to determine the impact of natural versus artificial interior planting on well-being, employing the WELL Building Standard, MIND. The paper had been awarded with the “Best Presentation” award and placed on the “Outstanding Presentations” roster at the 6th International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism (ICCAUA23) in June 2023.
The research was the product of the efforts of the students and faculty of the Design Department of the American University of Kurdistan (AUK). AUK faculty members Mr. Ahmad Afara, Dr. Mustafa Amen, and Mr. Maysan El-Ayoubi, along with senior design students Dana Ramadan and Jalal Alani, were the authors.
This achievement is evidence of the University’s commitment to undergraduate research, scholarly innovation, and faculty-student collaboration.
To read more on the research of faculty and students in the Design Department, please see the following links:
Arguing Faux Biophilia Concepts in F&B Interior Design: A Case Study Applied in Duhok City: https://www.hrpub.org/journals/article_info.php?aid=13968
The Persuasibility of Globe Thermometer in Predicting Indoor Thermal Comfort Using Non-standard Globe Diameter: Row Houses of Semi-Arid Climates as Case Studies: https://www.hrpub.org/journals/article_info.php?aid=13751
Exploring the Link between Street Layout Centrality and Walkability for Sustainable Tourism in Historical Urban Areas: https://www.mdpi.com/2413-8851/7/2/67