Special Issue "Sustainable Architecture Design"

A special issue of Designs (ISSN 2411-9660).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. César Martín-Gómez
Guest Editor
Department of Construction, Building Services and Structures, Universidad de Navarra, 31009, Pamplona, Spain
Interests: integration of building services and energy systems in architecture and urbanism
Dr. Amaia Zuazua-Ros
Guest Editor
Department of Construction, Building Services and Structures, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Interests: Teaching Experience; Teaching Materials; Energy Efficiency in Building; Energy Saving; Building Technology; Building Simulation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

Industry, university, and research centers can contribute solutions to problems regarding the responsible and sustainable design of architecture. These problems have to be solved from a multidisciplinary point of view, via the design of existing solutions of materials, elements and constructive systems, structures, and facilities.

In addition, the recent climate emergencies declared by the European Union and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) are promoting a change in the paradigms of sustainability in all its facets. This Special Issue focuses on bringing original research and literature reviews from different areas related to architecture, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, and urbanism. Manuscript submissions in the areas mentioned as keywords below are highly encouraged.

Dr. César Martín-Gómez; Dr. Amaia Zuazua-Ros
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 papers will be 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. Designs is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1000 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.


  • Advanced and sustainable building materials
  • Building operations and control systems
  • Building services integration
  • Design theory, methodology, and management
  • Electronics design
  • Energy systems design
  • Indoor air-quality services
  • Low-cost solutions
  • Mechanical design
  • Nature based-design
  • Net zero buildings
  • Unconnected buildings
  • Product design
  • Renewable energies integration
  • Water management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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