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Biography

Victor is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Future Building Initiative (FBI), Monash University. His research focuses on the intersection between digital technologies and environmental performance analysis, mostly through the development of computational tools and methods for life cycle assessment of residential buildings. He holds a PhD in Architectural Science and Technology and an MPhil in Design Computing at The University of Melbourne. Victor is a registered architect in Chile and has years of experience as a project architect in the low-income housing construction industry. Between 2017 and 2019, he was a FONDECYT Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Education/Academic qualification

Architectural Science and Technology, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), The University of Melbourne

2016

Design Computing, Master of Philosophy (MPhil), The University of Melbourne

2011

Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Architecture, University of Chile

2007

Licentiate in Architecture, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)

2005

Research area keywords

  • Built Environment
  • Environmental Design
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Industrialised Construction
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Mass Customisation
  • Personalisation
  • Software Development
  • Data Analytics
  • Design Computing
  • Building Science
  • Building
  • Construction
  • Architecture

Research Output 2018 2019

  • 3 Conference Paper
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Design / Architecture

Structuring a Residential Satisfaction Model for Predictive Personalization in Mass Social Housing

Bunster, V. & Bustamante, W., 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 14, 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Towards a comprehensive hybrid life cycle inventory for Chilean building materials

Bunster, V., Crawford, R. H., Bontinck, P-A., Stephan, A. & Bustamante, W., 2018, Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association. Rajagopalan, P. & Andamon, M. M. (eds.). Melbourne, Vic, Australia: The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), p. 399–406 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access

'Future Living System' - SM - Open House Melbourne

Aitchison, M., Couper, R., Monne, D. T., Maxwell, D., Kuzmanovska, I., Breen Lovett, S., Bunster, V. & Patterson, D., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureOther

Activities 2010 2019

Life cycle assessment in the built environment: Towards the sustainable use of energy and water

Robert H. Crawford (Contributor), Andre Stephan (Contributor), Victor Bunster (Contributor)
2018

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic outreach

Life cycle assessment in the built environment: Exploring retrofitting alternatives for mass housing across Chile

Robert H. Crawford (Contributor), Andre Stephan (Contributor), Victor Bunster (Contributor)
5 Nov 20188 Nov 2018

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

The University of Melbourne

Victor Bunster (Visiting researcher)
Mar 2018Mar 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Building and Environment (Journal)

Victor Bunster (Peer reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Institution of Civil Engineers. Proceedings. Engineering Sustainability (Journal)

Victor Bunster (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Press / Media