Archnet-IJAR International Journal of Architectural Research is an interdisciplinary, fully-refereed scholarly online journal of architecture, planning, and built environment studies. ArchNet-IJAR is edited by Ashraf Salama. Two international boards (advisory and editorial) ensure the quality of scholarly papers and allow for a comprehensive academic review of contributions spanning a wide spectrum of issues, methods, theoretical approaches and architectural and development practices. ArchNet-IJAR provides a comprehensive academic review of a wide spectrum of issues, methods, and theoretical approaches. It aims to bridge theory and practice in the fields of architectural/design research and urban planning/built environment studies, reporting on the latest research findings and innovative approaches for creating responsive environments.
- ISSN - International (Online) 1994-6961
- ISSN - United States (Online) 1938-7806
- OCLC & World Cat (Online Computer Library Center) # 145980807
- Library of Congress Catalogue # 2007212183
- Click here to visit Archnet-IJAR website >> http://archnet.org/gws/IJAR
- Click here to visit Archnet-IJAR Vol 1 – Issue 3, November 2007 >> http://archnet.org/gws/IJAR/7345/
- Or visit Archnet-IJAR on Archnet Digital Library >> http://archnet.org/library/documents/collection.tcl?collection_id=1543
Excerpts from the Editorial by Ashraf Salama titled "Moving Forward
Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research Vol 1, Issue 3, November 2007
"…..More and more people from both the academic and the professional communities are expressing interest in the journal and in contributing review articles, position and research papers. This is evident in the wide spectrum of contributions this third issue witnesses. Strikingly, these contributions are coming from distinguished scholars and practitioners throughout the world. One can state confidently that the first volume is covered by articles from every corner of the globe. The first issue marked contributions from Brazil, Singapore, the Middle East, United Kingdom, and United States. The second issue involved contributions from North America, the Arab World, Europe, Africa, and India. This issue completes the cycle and includes contributions from Australia, Kenya, Nigeria, Malaysia, the Middle East, India, Norway, and United States. This tells a lot about how Archnet-IJAR is gaining excellent momentum.
In this issue, ten contributions are included in the research section while eight contributions are accommodated under the section of reviews and trigger articles. Two characteristics appear as important qualities of these contributions, the first is that all introduce and debate issues of concern to the global community that range from urban and housing issues, to education and research concerns, and from different professional interests to technical aspects of architecture, and the second is that all argue for the creation of more responsive and live-able environments…."
Table of Contents
Editorial: Moving Forward-PP.14/18.
Ashraf M. Salama
Head-Turning Situations: A Street Walk in the City of Old Damascus-PP.19/36.M.
Urban Legibility and Shaping the Image of Doha:Visual Analysis of the Environmental Graphics of the 15th. Asian Games-PP.37/54.
Abeer A. Hasanin
Emerging Architectonic Forms and Designed Forms-PP.55/67.
Alpana R. Dongre, S. A. Deshpande, and R. K. Ingle
Function Defies Form: A Thought for Architecture in the New Information Age-PP.68/75.
Typological Analysis of Students’ Residences-PP.76/87.
Framework for Cross-Border Transdisciplinary Design Studio Education-PP.88/100.
Rahinah Ibrahim, Renate Fruchter, and Roslina Sharif
Contemporary Qatari Architecture as an Open Textbook-PP.101/114.
Ashraf M. Salama
An Argument Against Air Conditioning Use in Tropical Resorts-PP.115/126.
Facility Management: A Paradigm for Expanding the Scope of Architectural Practice-PP.127/139.
Mirjana Devetakovic and Milan Radojevic
A Critical Review of Housing Delivery in Nairobi:Different Actors-Different Socio-Economic Groups-PP.140/152.
Crispino C. Ochieng
Reviews and Trigger Articles
Revitalizing Traditional Towns and Heritage Districts-PP.153/166
Besim S. Hakim
Location of Functions for Healing: A Vastushastra Way-PP.167/176
G. V. Kulkarni and Alka Bharat
The Rise of the Nerds? Interdisciplinary Research and Architecture-PP.177/182
If I Were a Young Architect-PP.183/188
Book Review: Cities in Transition: Transforming the Global Built Environment-
By: Tasleem Shakur, editor (Open House Press, 2005) PP.189/193
Eman A. El-Nachar and Raghda Salama
Book Review: Design Studio Pedagogy: Horizons for the Future By: Ashraf M. Salama and Nicholas Wilkinson, editors (The Urban International Press, 2007)-PP. 194/206
Halina Dunin Woyseth
Book Review: Design Studio Pedagogy: Horizons for the Future By: Ashraf M. Salama and Nicholas Wilkinson, editors (The Urban International Press, 2007)-PP. 207/208
Julia W. Robinson
Book Review: Designing for Designers: Lessons Learned from Schools of Architecture
By: Jack L. Nasar, Wolfgang F.E.Preiser, and Thomas Fisher (Faichild Books, 2007)-PP. 209/213
“Responsive Environments for a Responsive Pedagogy”
Ashraf M. Salama