ARCHDESIGN ’16 / 3rd Architectural Design Conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls on June 16-18, 2016. The conference will be coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and organized by BİLSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).

Contemporary architectural design constitutes multiple layers in terms of methods, digital technologies, representation, construction techniques and marketing. From single objects to apartment blocks, from restoration to the recent digital design technologies, from construction techniques to new materials, architecture needs to be reconsidered in terms of methodology.

ARCHDESIGN '16 / 3rd Architectural Design Conference will focus on current trends, different methods on design in general, analysis of single buildings and projects and contemporary issues related to design, representation and construction.

The conference will host many keynote speakers, prominent architects and representatives of construction innovative construction firms.

Conference proceedings are going to be published as an e-book with an ISBN number, which will be given to you in a DVD box and a printed version will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars.
THEMES

TRACK 01: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND DESIGN METHODOLOGIES

  • 01.1. Methodologies
  • Rationalism and universalism
  • Irrationalism and Intiution
  • Regionalism and Contextuality
  • Possible methodologies of design and spatial analysis of singular buildings
  • Function, building program and building types
  • Human behavior and “Users”
  • Ancient and traditional conception of design and its practice
  • Modern Movements and design methods: From Expressionism to Brutalism
  • Critical issues in the post-modern and contemporary discourse
  • 01.2. Digital Age and Contemporary Discussions
  • Digital Age and Computer Aided Design
  • Simulation, collaboration and generative tools
  • Human/Computer Interfaces
  • Responsive environments; distributed controls, sensing and feedback
  • Digital fabrication and robotic craft
  • 01.3. Architectural Form
  • Metaphors, symbols, geometry
  • Design Computation and Shape Grammar
  • Foldable Plate and Origami
  • Philosophies and space and place
  • The language and semiotics of space and place
  • Aesthetics of form
  • Typologies
  • Gesamtkunstwerk and totality of the work of art

TRACK 02. DESIGN AND URBAN CONTEXT

  • Lived spaces and the architecture of identity
  • Haunted spaces/places and non-spaces
  • Authenticity and the reproduction/representation of place in the creative arts
  • Future of the cities and architecture
  • Participatory design

TRACK 03. REPRESENTATION AND RELATIONALITY

  • Representation of the built environment
  • Diagram, text and drawing
  • Education and Curriculum models
  • Plastic arts and design
  • Graphic and decorative and applied arts
  • Cinema, stage design and computer games

TRACK 04. STRUCTURE, CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING

  • Structure as a design criteria
  • New Technologies: Technology and Architecture
  • Structural innovation and development
  • Transportable buildings and adaptation
  • Structure types and design
  • Intelligent, smart materials and building skins
  • Energy Efficient Adaptable Architecture
  • Interactive structures
  • Maintenance and Management Strategies
  • Earthquake and Adaptability
  • Design in details
  • Design and construction: composite materials, smart assemblies, material analysis
  • Energy and performance modeling, structural analysis

TRACK 05. LOCALITY AND ARCHITECTURE

  • Design, locality and culture
  • Climate and geography
  • Environmental Design
  • Local Materials
  • Case Studies

TRACK 06. SOCIAL ASPECTS

  • Gendered spaces including the tension between domestic and public spheres
  • Work spaces and hierarchies of power
  • Geographies space including
  • Ethnic spaces/ethnicity and space
  • Disabled spaces/places
  • The relationship between power, knowledge and the construction of place and space
  • Colonialism, imperialism and globalism

Contact Adress: archdesignconference[at]dakam.org