1st Edition

Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges Volume 1 Proceedings of the EAAE ARCC 10th International Conference (EAAE ARCC 2016), 15-18 June 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

    The escalating interdependecy of nations drives global geopolitics to shift ever more quickly. Societies seem unable to control any change that affects their cities, whether positively or negatively. Challenges are global, but solutions need to be implemented locally. How can architectural research contribute to the future of our changing society? How has it contributed in the past? The theme of the 10th EAAE/ARCC International Conference, "Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges", was set to address these questions. This book, Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges, includes reviewed papers presented in June 2016, at the 10th EAAE/ARCC International Conference, which was held at the facilities of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon. The papers have been further divided into the following five sub-themes: a Changing Society; In Transit – Global Migration; Renaturalization of the City (all Volume 1); Emerging Fields of Architectural Practice; and Research on Architectural Education (Volume 2). The EAAE/ARCC International Conference, held under the aegis of the EAAE and of the ARCC, is a conference organized every other year, in collaboration with one of the member schools/ universities of those associations, alternatively in North America or in Europe.

    Changing society – In transit-global migration – Renaturalization of the city

    Changing society

    Urban transformation

    Change agents in urban transformation: The case of Helsinki
    M. Louekari

    Urban regeneration of former industrial cities. A cure or a curse? The case of Ancoats conservation area in Manchester, England
    T. Chatzi Rodopoulou & J. Hunt

    Transporting transformations: A case study of built environment changed by transportation in rural China
    X. Lin, B. Jia & M. Zhou

    Emerging patterns of change for tomorrow’s cities
    D.P. Henriques

    Transformation of Chinese traditional mountain village in contemporary era: The study case of Tangdu Village in Guizhou Province
    Q. Du

    Smart solutions in urban development: The medium-sized cities of Bydgoszcz and Rzeszow, Poland
    O. Gazi´nska

    Africa: The urban challenge
    F. Ronco &A. Perino

    Adaptable structures for emerging socio-cultural changes in Africa
    D. Donath, B. Rudolf &A. Haile

    Temporary commercial spaces: Celebrating the ‘right to the city’
    A. Allegri

    South Africa’s new challenges: Planning inclusive connection spaces
    M. Bodino

    Smartphone application for long-term urban lifestyle and mobility monitoring
    L. Sobková & H.H. Achten

    Neighborhood design and children’s active travel to/from school
    J.S. Lee, R. Moore & O. Demir

    The experimental project of spread “social housing” of Real Estate Fund Ca’ Granda. Construction of a synthetic index for the implementation of the mobility plan
    M. Borghi, G. Ferri &A.S. Pavesi

    Public space and the contemporary city

    Austerity, subverted
    C. Chatzichristou & G. Makridis

    The Guggenheim effect and failed public investment in architecture
    M. Baptista-Bastos &A. Lau

    The “Iron Curtain” as urban observatory of the contemporary social contradictions
    C. Toscani

    The social [il]logic of [sub]urban exodus: The rise and fall of Nasr City and the evolution of the Egyptian middle class
    A. elBahrawy

    Social and political agency of architecture: Performativity and the contemporary global city
    J. Vela Castillo & M.O. del Santo Mora

    Twin cities as urban laboratory of the contemporary social contradictions
    C. Toscani

    Lines, pipelines, and the contested space of transcontinental fossil fuel transport
    E.E. Moore & I.M. Volynets

    Unknown knowns of architecture: Reconstitution of vitality in Boston City Hall Plaza
    E. Sheikholharam

    Indian (public) spaces. Transitions and cycles
    G. Setti

    The squares in Portugal inventory and the creation of contemporary spaces
    C.D. Coelho, S.B. Proença & S.P. Fernandes

    Evaluating sense of community in the public spaces of residential neighborhoods in Tehran, Iran
    H.H. Molana

    The new roof spaces. The legacy of Le Corbusier in the contemporary city
    A. Como & L. Smeragliuolo Perrotta

    Sustainable habitat

    NmeeTon: Self-sustainable habitat for new social challenges
    E. Aparo, L. Soares & M. Ribeiro

    Real estate, residency, design and sustainability: Reconsidering innovation and efficacy in development
    S. Rajan & B.R. Sinclair

    Shell performativity as a tool for urban action
    S. Vyzoviti

    Machinic approaches_new methodologies for responsive environments
    B. Uçar

    T.E.S.S. – An interactive sustainability lab
    D.A. Kratzer

    Rethinking heritage

    Life-cycle assessment of historical building reuse: Is the existing building the greenest building?
    M. Hu

    Culture, context+environmental design: Reconsidering vernacular in modern Islamic urbanism
    S. bin Zayyad & B.R. Sinclair

    Beyond the passage: Analytical probe into the emancipatory potential of space
    D. C´orovic´ & M. Milinkovic´

    Sustainability and design in heritage rehabilitation
    A.P. Pinheiro

    From monument to embodiment: A social case for a more expansive representational strategy for architectural heritage
    S. Erdo˘gan Ford

    Participation, social changes and inclusive design

    Towards an adaptive urbanism beyond hard control: The theories of Johnson and Lefebvre
    N. Abbasabadi & M. Ashayeri Jahan Khanemloo

    IEP sites: Combining planning tools to address planning uncertainty
    M. Bylemans, N. Vallet & M. Van Acker

    Social challenges meet architecture – from participation to digital fabrication
    S. Neves &A. Paio

    Lifelong learning in the context of socialization and sustainable development
    H. Melkonyan, O. Turchanina &A. Castelbranco

    Measuring urban ageing. Città Giardino Torino: A resilient archipelago for the elderly
    D. Vero & B. Giardino

    Social sustainability in urban context: Concepts, definitions, and principles
    A. Mehan & F. Soflaei

    Mind the GAPs: Are urban planners defined by generational mindsets?
    M. Del C. Vera

    Red light at night to enhance cognitive functioning for society’s special needs groups
    E.V. Ellis, D.L. McEachron, E.W. Gonzalez & D.A. Kratzer

    Classroom design for children on the autistic spectrum
    A. Mokhov & E.H. Steinfeld

    The impact of patient room design on airborne hospital-acquired infections
    A. Copeland &A. Sharag-Eldin


    Quality of life by design: Study of space usage for affordable housing in Harbin, China
    M.Wang, H. Mei & X. Zhu

    Permanence to allow change. The archetypal room: The persistence of the 4×4 room
    G. Ledent

    Versions of collectivity in housing architecture: From the modern to the post-human
    C. Pantelidou

    A more versatile and adaptable dwelling, for a changing society
    H. Farias

    Dutch experiment in co-creation in a collectively commissioned housing project
    T.T. Veeger & S.J.E. Maussen

    The sun for all: Social equity and the debate on best solar orientation of high modernist housing
    U. Poerschke

    Neighbourhoods with single-family houses growing old
    H. Müller

    Dwelling and family diversity: Analysis of housing units and households in Lisbon
    A.S. Moreira & H. Farias

    Equality of energy efficiency for low-income housing in the Mississippi Delta
    E.M. McGlohn & E. Roush-Elliott

    Housing of prime social need – Polish traditions of socially engaged architecture
    N. Przesmycka

    In transit-global migration

    Vietnamese workforce housing research and design
    D. Rockwood &T. Duc Quang

    Knowledge management in post-disaster resettlement housing
    B. Ballinger & K.D. Silva

    Jewish neighbourhoods in prewar Poland – an attempt at typology
    M. Hanzl

    Refugee shelter: Cheap, fast, lightweight and sustainable
    O. Chamel

    “Hospitality now!” from meeting migrant needs to rethinking contemporary urban dwelling. A critical review of two studio experiments
    J. Kent Fitzsimons

    Integration of Turkish migrants in Germany: A case study in polarities
    ˙I. Öz &A. Staub

    Architecture “with the other 90%” – An African story
    M.L. Khoury

    Regeneration of barrack complexes as means to sustainable development
    M.M. Rudnicka-Bogusz

    Lisbon and Brasilia: Cities and cultural facilities in the face of globalization
    S. Guimarães, R. de Castro Almeida & P. Pereira

    Renaturalization of the city


    Toward a sustainable city-territory in a diffused context: The potential of internal limits
    G. Vanneste

    Imbricate ecologies: Rethinking the city-nature relational challenge
    W. Mansour

    Urban biophilic environments-a novel lexicon for trans-disciplinary practice
    D.S. Nicholas, R. Truoncgao,W. Char & S. Anandan

    Out in the open
    S. Morgado

    From structures to landscapes – towards re-conceptualization of the urban condition
    L. Nyka

    Sustainable environment

    Transdisciplinary design framework and a NZE future for the city
    C.C. Bodurow

    Regenerative design for achieving net-zero energy commercial buildings in different climate types
    A. Aksamija &Y.Wang

    Tall buildings, high expectations, towering responsibilities: Critically considering skyscrapers, urbanism and sustainability
    F. Alotaibi & B.R. Sinclair

    Sustainable design and performance of architecture and landscape architecture in urban areas
    C. Albrecht & U. Poerschke

    An autopsy of an environmental tragedy: 1995 Chicago heat wave
    A. Sharag-Eldin, K. Atchison, C.B. Heller, S. Gharehgozlou, H. Haji Molana &W. Lucak

    Waterfront, urban and landscape design

    The people’s park: A study of the relationship between design and conviviality in Superkilen
    M. Beltran-Rodriguez & M. Simon

    Evidence-based design of outdoor learning spaces in winter: Behavioral mapping in a ‘Forest School’
    A. Rout & P. Galpern

    Re-naturalization of post-war housing estates in Poland. The value of residential green space
    E. Przesmycka & Z. Napieralska

    Industrial ruins. A re-cycling approach in researches for dismissed areas
    A. Massarente

    The ripple effect: How saving Yamuna river will save Delhi
    G.I.S. Keith

    Bartram’s bringing boating back: Reviving Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River
    E.V. Ellis

    Learning from ancient Anatolia: Strategies of naturalization in metropolitan Istanbul
    T. Frank

    A city for the eyes of the future – children’s visions of the city
    R. Pelayo, P. Leal & I. Machado

    A bio-socio integrative approach for future development of waterbodies in Alexandria
    R.E. Abdel Galil

    Bottom-up initiatives and urban acupuncture

    Urban acupuncture as a tool for today’s re-naturalization of the city: The non-constructible parcels of municipal Beirut through the case study of the Saifi district
    D.R. Aouad

    Neighborhood regeneration and vulnerable youth engagement through micro-level gardening interventions
    L.M. Farah, C. Li & B. Tardif

    Constructing urban habitats: Investigating the ecological potential of integrating natural environments into buildings and landscapes in urban areas
    G. Mangone

    Camouflage: Design innovation for “Grey Infrastructures” in the city of the future
    O.E. Bellini

    Green infrastructure in NewYork City: Top down and bottom up initiatives to improve environmental quality
    K. Perini


    Manuel Jorge Rodrigues Couceiro da Costa, Filipa Roseta, Susana Couceiro da Costa, Joana Pestana Lages