Friday, July 31, 2009

Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research Volume 3, Issue 2, July 2009 is now Available on Archnet Digital Library

The latest issue of ArchNet-IJAR, a fully refereed architectural research journal edited by Professor Ashraf Salama, is available in the Digital Library. Articles in this issue include considerations of the subjects of daylighting, wayfinding, veiling practices in homes in the American Midwest, use of stabilized earth in sustainable housing in Africa, passive ventilation design, the role of emergence theory in urban design and architectonics. This edition also features a special section with twelve book reviews written by students at Queen’s University Belfast. Reviewed works all concern the subject of person-environment interactions, but range in year of release from 1960-2001.

The July, 2009 issue is available for download here. An archive of past and present articles are collected in a special ArchNet-IJAR section in the Digital Library

IJAR is indexed and is part of several databases, including Avery index to Architectural Periodicals, EBSCO-Current Abstracts-Art and Architecture, INTUTE, Directory of Open Access Journals, and several other university library databases.

To inquire about contributing articles for future issues of IJAR, please contact the chief editor, Dr. Ashraf Salama, at
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