Architecture Research Collaborative
This chapter recently came out in the edited volume Informality and the City
The urgency of addressing climate change challenges architectural educators to employ methods for cultivating stewardship in emerging designers by integrating a broad array of performance domains into the curriculum. Voices from the Field is an experiential applied professional practice course that employs cases pursuing high performance building certifications to demonstrate the interrelationship of technical, organizational, behavioral, and operational domains during the process of taking buildings from concept to realization.
Published in T-Squared, edited by Samantha Krukowski. This chapter contemplates the anatomy of the city in relation to figure drawing.
The pandemic moved many socializing and recreation spaces outside, as individuals and groups sought to comply with COVID-19 indoor space mandates and closures. These Third Places became enlivened with new uses, and many transformed to accomodate new human needs and social distancing practices. This paper analyzes two parallel cases from Eugene, OR and Northampton, MA to identify common and divergent trends in use and behavior. Using Gehl Institute tools and field observation, data collected in the summer of 2021 revealed not only shifts in use, but also pertinent demographic differences.
This article addresses shifts to urban foraging during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The word “H2O” sits uncomfortably on our tongues. While the word “water” harbors a host of divergent social, cultural, and theoretical meanings, the scientism underlying H2O distills the idea of water to its molecular structure, devoid of pluralistic, overlapping, or competing worldviews.
The value of translation - of bridging the divide between concept and realization, between academia and practice - has been a core editorial mission of this journal since its inception. The work presented in this publication suggests that we need not position research and practice on opposing sides of a conceptual divide.
This article chronicles the development of a climate-adaptive water management project, called the ice stupa, in Ladakh, a region in northern India.
Focusing on spaces surrounding the housing projects, this essay is keen to identify the different connotations of open and public spaces. It documents different forms of ground, demonstrating the variety, spread and sheer scale of the unoccupied ground that borders the dense housing projects.
Innovation can begin with conjecture, with a searching for more effective solutions, or with an application to currently unknown or unarticulated needs. Innovation scholarship examines the personal intellectual habits that support new ideas, such as openness and exploratory behavior, as well as the circumstances behind the places in which creativity flourishes, such as support for cross-disciplinary fertilization and access to resources.
This book contribution focuses on the value of spatial intelligence considering emerging conditions and suggests material strategies that can be applied to future practice, such as reconfigurability, modularity, planning to accommodate future renovations, and designing to enable ongoing personal customization.
This book contribution outlines methods for integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) with performance analysis procedures.
The book presents debates around the issue of whether architecture empowers the participators and alleviates socio-economic exclusion or if it instead indirectly sustains an exploitive capitalism. Bringing together a range of theories and case studies, this companion offers a platform to facilitate future lines of inquiry in education, research, and practice.
The selection of papers republished in the present volume, which comprises the fourth in the special anthology series of The Journal from the last decade (2004–2013), span from the early nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. They present a diverse set of intentions, methods and visual and verbal evidence by architects and artists testing and redefining the boundaries of architectural representation and architecture itself.
This article proposes the existence of a Batture Effect, a mode of insurgent citizenship whereby hidden environmental threats are made visible and small-scale architectural, urban, and psychological adaptation measures are tested. As an adaptive design strategy, organic in its development over time and responsive to the immediate needs of residents, the occupation of the Batture demonstrates a homesteader’s approach to land appropriation.
This publication provides practitioners and students with the tools necessary to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of partners in an increasingly complex design environment. The book draws on the expertise of top professionals in the allied fields of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, and construction management, and brings to bear research from diverse disciplines such as software development, organizational behavior, and outdoor leadership training.
The project provides a working model for water husbandry in northern India and valuable insight into the emerging practice of designing for climate change.
The paper looks into the disjointed body of the suburbs that surround the city of Paris in search of markers of public life. The paper presents a hybrid model of research and design that aims at creating better public spaces in those areas through careful, phased operations.
Starting with the broader edges of Francesco’s written work and steadily penetrating the fantastic world of his drawings, the book examines his singular formulation of the act of drawing and its significance in the context of the Renaissance.
The contrast between living conditions in Paris and its struggling suburbs is unsettling. The studio investigated the potential means to transform the living conditions in the Cites HLM—areas of concentrated housing projects at the outskirts of the Parisian urban agglomeration—by considering two scales of operation: the larger urban/suburban scale and the smaller scale of housing complexes.
The deteriorating suburbs of Paris are violent and dysfunctional. Known as Cités HLM, they barely sustain their vulnerable inhabitants. The paper offers a reading of the current conditions and proposes strategies that will allow the Cités HLM to rebuild themselves from the inside-out.