ICAADE2015 is the very first International Conference on Amphibious Architecture, Design and Engineering. Today's cities are facing huge challenges. They are confronted with increased and uncontrolled urbanization, higher risk of flooding, scarcity of water for industry, households and ecosystems, rising pollution, ground subsidence, and climate change. These trends will have large consequences for the way we design our cities, neighborhoods and buildings.

Recent experiences have shown that amphibious architecture is gaining prominence in catalyzing the transformation of our future urban and rural landscapes to better deal with these challenges. ICAADE2015 will provide a forum for the presentation, discussion and sharing of research, knowledge and practical experience governing all relevant aspects of this emerging topic.

The objective of the conference is to promote interaction among architects, planners, builders, researchers, engineers, and participants from government and industry, representing a broad range of disciplines such as water management, urban and landscape design, hydraulic engineering, social sciences, humanities, building construction, education and health, and experts from such fields as commerce, policy, information systems, and knowledge management. The conference promises to stimulate thought-provoking debates on amphibious architecture, design and engineering as well as on flood resilience in infrastructure systems and communities affected by flood disasters, and on controversial policy issues. We will welcome delegates from both developing as well as industrialized countries, and we are keen to attract students.

ICAADE2015 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 26-29, 2015. A student design workshop will be held prior to the conference, and several post-conference tour options will be available.

The ICAADE2015 Organizing Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for presentations on any of the ICAADE2015 topics. The topics covered by the conference are:

  1. Living with Water
  2. Flood resilient systems and communities
  3. Vernacular amphibious
  4. Concepts, typologies and designs
  5. Case studies
  6. Technology and construction
  7. Challenges to implementation
  8. Visions for the Future

Submissions are sought for both oral and poster presentations. 

Abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair system.1Authors will be prompted to create a free EasyChair account if they do not already have one.  The submission of multiple abstracts is encouraged.  Submitted abstracts should be between 150 and 250 words in length.

  • 1. https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaade2015