20. Residential Buildings and Architectural Design

Working Group Coordinators

Birgit Jürgenhake b.jurgenhake@tudelft.nl
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, The Netherlands

Ahsen Ozsoy ozsoya@itu.edu.tr
Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Jana Zdrahalova zdrahjan@fa.cvut.cz 
Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Description of the Working Group

The main topic of this Working Group has developed from the wide range of architecture–community relationships towards the questions of public space in cities, transformations of an urban tissue under different economic and social conditions, and the development of architectural form. Some themes in research of of interest to members of the Working Group are as follows:

  • the development of residential houses under diverse historical, cultural, political, economical circumstances;
  • the reflection of socio-economic and cultural characteristics of inhabitants on the spatial arrangement of residential buildings and urban units;
  • the sustainability of residential buildings, including the adaptability of buildings and urban units to different programmes and uses;
  • social, political and economical forces that shape the form of residential buildings and complexes within cities; and
  • architectural and urban design of residential buildings in the process of transformation of cities.

Plans for the Workshop in Uppsala

We would like to invite researchers who are interested in architectural design of residential buildings to participate in the workshop. The focus can be on the interior relationships within a building as well as the buildings´ surrounding.  We particularly welcome papers developing the following topics:

  • the analysis of different strategies in the design of residential buildings or their adaptation and transformation;
  • the analysis of development processes that help buildings to be more open and flexible for change of use;
  • the incorporation of local people or prospective inhabitants in the design process;
  • the analysis of public space from the perspective of its value for the residential area;
  • dwelling as a reflection of diverse territorial needs of its inhabitants;
  • cultural differences in the use of dwellings and their direct surrounding; and
  • cultural differences in use of the public, collective and private domains of a residential building.