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    Commons In Design

    Christine Schranz (ed)
    1 July 2023

    The scarcity of resources, climate change, and the digitalization of everyday life are fuelling the economy of swapping, sharing, and lending—all of which are in some way linked to a culture of commoning. In this context, we understand commons as community-based processes that use,...

  • Urbanism in the Expanded Field

    Michal Braier (ed), Lawrence Barth (ed), Rachel Gottesman (ed), Fatina Abreek-Zubiedat (ed), Oz Fishman (ed), Ilana Rudishevsky (ed), Adva Matar (ed)
    13 May 2023

    Urbanism has long been considered a complex and time-consuming form of practice, challenged today more than ever by a global condition of an unsettling instability. We propose to consider this fleeting moment in time and space as a case study and platform for understanding larger trends around...

  • Ninth Annual Conference

    Building Data Architecture, Memory, and New Imaginaries

    Dirk van den Heuvel (ed), Fatma Tanış (ed), Bing van der Meer (ed)
    1 November 2022

    Ninth Annual Conference November 2019 - Jaap Bakema Study Centre

    This year’s annual conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre (JBSC) revisits the broad topic of the digital. This time the focus is on the vast amount of data that are being generated and...

  • This series includes both Inaugural Speeches and other studies that deal with the built environment and that have a strong historical point of departure. The Chair of History is the driving force behind the series.

    Inaugural speeches have long been unique moments in the careers of...

  • How can we transform urban environments to encourage durability and mediate the social price of myriad risks and vulnerability?Our work here is to build a bridge from archaeology to mainstream architectural and design theory. The study of places, landscapes, and regions links the two...

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    DESIGN STRUGGLES Intersecting Histories, Pedagogies, and Perspectives

    Claudia Mareis (ed), Nina Paim (ed)
    1 December 2021

    Design Struggles critically assesses the complicity of design in creating, perpetuating, and reinforcing social, political, and environmental problems — both today and in the past. The book proposes to brush the discipline against the grain, by problematizing Western notions of design,...

  • Powerskin Conference Proceedings April 9th 2021 - Munich

    Thomas Auer (ed), Ulrich Knaack (ed), Jens Schneider (ed)
    7 April 2021

    The building skin has evolved enormously over the past decades. The energy performance and environmental quality of both the interior and exterior of buildings are primarily determined by the building envelope. The façade has experienced a change in its role as an adaptive climate control...

  • In 2016, the Government of Suriname, financed by a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), launched the Paramaribo Urban Rehabilitation Program (PURP), which contributes to the socio-economic revitalisation of Paramaribo’s historic inner city. It aims to attract new residents and...

  • Gentrification and Crime New Configurations and Challenges for the City

    Giovanni Semi (ed), Antonio La Spina (ed), Mario Mirabile (ed), Edoardo Cabras (ed)
    6 October 2020

    This volume is the editorial product of the project “Gentrification and Crime. New Configurations and Challenges for the City” started by a public conference held on May 6, 2019 at the Municipal Historical Archive of Palermo. This event was organized by Locus and endorsed by private and public...

  • The Story of the Bucky Lab

    Marcel Bilow, Ulrich Knaack, Tillmann Klein
    6 December 2019

    A book about a university docent and one of his courses – why would you do that? And what is the academic impact?

    The question of impact, especially as it relates to the rapidly developing culture of publications in scientific journals, should be the topic of a separate discussion....

  • imagine 01


    Marcel Bilow, Tillmann Klein, Ulrich Knaack
    1 July 2008

    Façade technology of the 20th century is related to the dissolution of the massive wall into a separation of structure and façade. Looking at the development of façade technology, after 60 years of curtain wall systems, 30 years of element-façade systems and ten years of experience with the...

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