Sunday, July 31, 2011

Archnet-IJAR Volume 5, Issue 2, July 2011 is now available

Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research
Volume (5) - Issue (2) - July 2011

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Table of Contents

Refereed Regular Papers

Community Practice, the Millennium Development Goals and Civil Society Measures in Brazil. pp-07-23   Caru Bowns and Carolina Pescatori C. da Silva

Less Space, More Spatiality for Low Income Housing Units in Egypt: Ideas from Japan. pp-24-48 Nermine Abdel Gelil

Counterbalancing Benefits and Drawbacks of Contemporary Stabilised Earth Construction by Construction Professionals. pp-49-62  Mohammad Sharif Zami

Wayfinding Study in Virtual Environments: The Elderly vs. the Younger-Aged Groups. pp-63-76  Seunghae Lee and Rhonda Kline

Design Quality in the Real Estate Market: Clients’ Preferences Versus Developers’ Interests. pp-77-90 Eman El-Nachar

The Concept of Local-Smart-Housing: Towards Socio-Cultural Sustainability of Vernacular Settlements. pp 91-105  AmirHosein GhaffarianHoseini, Nur Dalilah Dahlan, Rahinah Ibrahim, Mohd Nasir Baharuddin and Ali GhaffarianHosein

Review and Trigger Articles

The Challenge of Sustainability in Developing Countries and the Adaptation of Heritage-Inspired Architecture in Context. pp 106-118  Wael A. Yousuf

Theoria, Praxis, Poiesis: A Continuum Scheme. pp 119-126  Ayla Ayyıldız Potur and Kutlu Sevinç Kayıhan

Functionalism and the Contemporary Architectural Discourse: A Review of Functionalism Revisited by John Lang and Walter Moleski. pp 127-131  Ashraf M. Salama
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