Paper Presentation at SAH 2020 Virtual Conference: Non-representational Visualization of Architectural History: An Attempt of Adopting Digital Pedagogies for Architectural History

https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/973/program-app/submission/135478 ABSTRACT Digital visualizations of abstract data are ubiquitous in contemporary culture. Forms such as infographics, data visualizations, and visual narratives are conceived and produced with an intent to represent statistical information and clarify certain arguments. Much has been written about the visual languages shared by these artifacts as well as the parallel applications in…

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Paper Presentation at ACSA108 Virtual Conference OPEN: Hugo Härign’s “Philosophy of Gestalt”: An Alternative Approach to Architectural Design Theory

ABSTRACT German architectural historian Julius Posener (1904-1996) maintained that Hugo Häring (1882-1958) was the only early modernist architect who had formulated an entire body of architectural theory of his time.[1] Häring’s thinking and its central argument, however, has received very little attention, especially in the English-speaking world.[2] The author substantially contributed to interpreting Häring’s original ideas and…

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Book Chapter: From Manhattan-ism to Bigness: Reconsidering an Alternative Urbanism of Rem Koolhaas

I am proud to have contributed an essay for Vertical Urbanism: Designing Compact Cities in China published by the Routledge in 2018. [pdf] This book consists of studies of compact cities that have evolved along with the rising awareness of climate change and sustainable development. Relevant debates, however, reveal that the prevailing definitions and practices…

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From Garden Design Approach to Modern Spatial Configuration: The Development of the Architektonischer Garten Concept

Despite the recent studies dedicated to discuss-ing the concept of architektonischer Garten (also called Architekturgarten or Gartenarchitektur), the discourse of this concept has not been given its justice due to the lack of a critical account of its definition and development. Presented as a brief examination of its historical transformation from a garden design approach…

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