Regular updates on ISPA journal activities, including additional information for active and prospective authors, calls for special issues and more.
A news channel where ISPA members circulate and advertise their own research activities, including publications and conference announcements. This is a public group, so its content is publically viewable.
This group generally discusses about tectonics in architecture and specifically focus on Sustainable architecture from tectonics point of view.
Video links to the 2014 Autonomy Reconsidered keynote presentations.
Through a series of interviews with key philosophers of architecture we uncover their motivations, passions, and hopes for the future of the field. Interviews are published on a regular basis and are open to conversation.
L’architettura è il prodotto di un’attività umana che, nel soddisfare un particolare sistema di bisogni , genera una trasformazione dell’ambiente naturale. Quest’attività, come tutte le attività umane, è regolata […]
Concern is noted on the architecture of locked mental hospitals and prisons, with emphasis on professional responsibility of architects when asked to design for enforced confinement. Related ethical and moral […]
Key society members responsible for the administration, development and steering of ISPA.
This group sets out to offer support and encouragement to women’s research activity and development in the field of architecture philosophy.
Autonomy, usage in architecture. (1) Disciplinary autonomy: ability of the discipline of architecture to account for its own disciplinary foundations (theoretical and practical). (2) Practitioner autonomy: […]
Functionalism, usage in architecture: theoretic stance which makes a building’s envisaged function the ultimately deciding factor in how to design it, privileging considerations pertaining to function over those c […]
Tectonics, in architecture. From the Ancient Greek verb ’tektainomai’, meaning ’to adjoin’. Definitions in the literature are legion, ranging from (1) broad – encompassing all types of architectural compositi […]
Contextualism, usage (1) in architecture. Queries the various relationships of the built object to its context, where context includes the natural and urban environment, the sociocultural factors impinging on the […]
Essentialism, in architecture, is broadly used to describe the search for and belief in one notion or concept of architecture. Essentialism is also talked about as subsidiary notion in architecture, such as the […]
Realism, in architecture. Broad use (1) borrowed from art history, to mean ’depicting (or engaging with) things as they are’. Specific use of the term as a translation of the German term ’Sachlichkeit’ (altern […]
Ontology, in philosophy. Usage in (1) analytic philosophy: reflection on which things there are (e.g. Platonism versus nominalism). Usage in (2) continental philosophy: investigation into the foundations of being, […]