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Bortot, F. (author)
Luigi Vanvitelli’s reuse project for the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome offers interesting insights into the meaning of architectural reuse, providing relevant points of discussion even for the present times. Research shows an overwhelming amount of negative criticism around the intervention, starting at the time of its construction...
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Chung, Walter (author)
When studying Kowloon Walled City, existing scholarship evaluates its political, architectural, and social aspects separately. This paper aims to synthesize these three aspects and provide a comprehensive understanding to Kowloon Walled City, by examining the impact of British colonial history on the transformation of architecture and living...
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van de Mast, Noud (author)
The city is by definition full of strangers. To any person in the city, strangers are far more common than acquaintances. Even residents that live close to each other are strangers. Though good city sidewalk life can enhance safety and neighbor interaction on the streets. It may appear purposeless, but sidewalk contacts can change the city’s...
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Suijs, Steef (author)
The car is a demanding mode of transport. The small capacity, the limited daily use and the number of parking spots that are needed on different locations; at home, at work and other locations makes a vehicle a space-consuming object. Especially in cities, the number of cars effects the liveability, because they are prevailing on the streets. To...
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Beurs, Benjamin (author)
Public participation in building projects in The Netherlands is something which really evolved after the Second World War. Architects had a utopian vision for the city of the future, but the general population didn’t find modernist designs attractive and became sceptic of modernist design. On top of that, the nation’s post-war values of anti...
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Nistor, Cristina (author)
Nicolae Ceausescu's regime in Romania, beginning in 1965, aimed at industrializing the country by increasing the labor force, leading to the development of large-scale housing blocks across Romania following the Soviet model. Urban planning and design were instrumental in serving political objectives such as industrial development, urban...
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Regina Tania Tan, Regina (author)
The paper investigates the social production of space in Taman Anggrek Mall, a luxury mixed-use superblock built in 1996 in Jakarta, Indonesia, through social media narratives. Once the largest mall and home to the first ice rink in Southeast Asia, Taman Anggrek Mall was designed to embody modernity and the consumerist middle-class of 1990s...
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Huisman, E.E.W. (author)
The urban history of Amsterdam has changed a lot over the past centuries, with the city’s streets and waterways serve as conduits of transformation. From its modest origins amidst peat bogs to its emergence as a bustling hub of commerce and culture, Amsterdam’s story is intricately connected with the evolution of transportation.<br/><br/>At the...
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Habde, Sanjana (author)
The research aims to explore the role of women in the field of architecture, examining their work, participation, and impact to enhance the visibility of their contributions. In a survey of the world’s 100 biggest architecture practices, only three were headed by women, and just two had as many female managers as male, according to magazine...
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Yu, Z. (author)
Metabolism as the avant-garde architectural movement in Japan, reflects the thinking for the future toward changes, new technology, and social resilience by the 1960s Japanese architects. The movement is deeply rooted in the Japanese Buddhist belief based on reincarnation and architectural tradition based on dismantling.<br/>From a functional...
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Sora, Bianca (author)
This paper analyses the use of natural light as a design element in museums. While the design of natural light is important for all types of buildings, it takes additional layers of complexity in museum buildings and exhibition spaces. Due to the need to preserve the artwork, museums tend to become black boxes, with no interaction with the...
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van der Kaden, Rianne (author)
The Watersnoodramp (North Sea flood) of 1953 forever altered the landscape and lives of people in the Netherlands. The destruction of architecture in affected regions needed to be quickly rebuild in order to get lives back to normal as soon as possible. Internationally, countries came to help by donating houses to the Netherlands. Seventy years...
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Prokopiuk, Katarzyna (author)
This research investigates the importance of leisure practices in bringing rivers back to cities. It explores the historical and present significance of water-based recreation and its role in urban ecosystems. The paper analyses the development of waterfronts from centres of social activity, through their industrialization and neglect, to a...
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IJpenga, Willisa (author)
The implementation of the Coercion and Care Act or “Wet Zorg en Dwang” (WZD) in the Netherlands in 2020 has sparked a discussion about the free movement of people with Alzheimer’s. Although the law prohibits enclosed living spaces for these people, wandering behaviour remains a challenge in care environments. This causes disruptions and burdens...
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Shah, Vihaan (author)
This research aims to investigate the cultural and historical significance of Mazagaon and its "bunders" within Mumbai's port area, specifically focusing on the informal economy, communities, and colonial heritage
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El Omari, Oudail (author)
In the midst of economic turmoil and environmental adversity, Bedouin communities in the Levant demonstrate remarkable resilience through their architectural practices and communal ethos. This study examines the spatial dynamics of Bedouin settlements, exploring their adaptation strategies during the economic crisis of 2023 in Lebanon, and...
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Witte, Guusje (author)
This research gives an answer to the question question ‘How is the switch in architectural language of Yasmeen Lari connected to the social and political context in Pakistan throughout her career?’. It explores three key themes: feminism, nationalism, and economic inequality. Lari's architectural humanitarian works, aimed at empowering women in...
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van der Cammen, Eva (author)
The Great Fire of Chicago in 1871 destroyed almost the entire city. As a result, the Chicago School of Architecture emerged, which is characterised by high-rise buildings with steel skeleton frames. This architectural movement spread beyond America and influenced cities worldwide. This thesis analyses the impact of the American high-rise...
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Michalik, Aleksandra (author)
This research paper studies the evolution of the Arab-Norman style in sacred monuments across Sicily, mainly in Palermo and adjacent cities, from the 9th to 12th century. The focus is on three edifices: the Monreale Cathedral, San Cataldo Church and Cathedral-Basilica of Cefalù. The premise of the research is to explore the cultural convergence...
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Benfield, Sophia (author)
While it has been identified as a key architectural marker for the Gothic building style, the flying buttress is not just an ornamental addition in Gothic cathedrals. It was developed initially as a way to divert the horizontal forces produced by the roof vaults to the ground, through the buttresses. However, it is difficult to say with some...
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