Research Record(s) of the Department, 2012-2013

Until 2011, the “Sanda Voiculescu” Department of Architectural History & Theory and Heritage Conservation (DAHTHC) at “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism (IMUAU) has published an yearbook documenting the research activity carried out by its faculty: published works, lectures, research projects, etc.

The newly established journal of “Studies in History and Theory of Architecture” has also taken over this mission. The list below briefly presents the scientific activity carried out in the last two years by our faculty, along with the doctoral theses completed and defended within the Department.

Anca BRĂTULEANU, Prof. Dr. Arch.

Vice-Chairperson of the National Commission for Historic Monuments, members in the scientific committee for publications of the National Institute for Heritage (“Bulletin of Historic Monuments Commission”, “Journal of Historic Monuments”), member of the editorial board of the journal “Series Byzantina”, Warsaw.

“Alexandru Tzigara-Samurcaş Slides Archive – a Way to Reconstruct the Beginnings of Romanian Art History as a Scientific Discipline,” in The History of Art History in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe II (2012)

“Notes de voyage en Ukraine. Sur les traces de Raïna Mohila Wiśniowiecki,” in Revue des études du Sud-Est européen L (2012)

“Quelques notes sur la modernité de la recherche architecturale de George Balş,” in Series Byzantina VI (2013)

Research projects:

Forgotten monuments (research projects on the nobility’s mansions of Romania)

Anca Hanna DERER, Prof. Dr. Arch.

Member of the IMUAU Senate and Head of the School of Higher Studies at the IMUAU (until 2012).

“Vila Assan din strada Scaune” [The Assan Villa on Scaune Street], Arhitectura 6 (2012)

“Transferuri ale barocului occidental la Sibiu / Hermannstadt” [Transfers of Western Baroque in Sibiu/Hermannstadt]. Paper presented in “Colocvii baroce” national conference, Sibiu, 2012

“Cum să vă povestesc urmarea fără să mă întorc înapoi...” [How shall I put it without turning back…], Arhitectura 2 (2012)

“The Invisible Layers of Architecture. On the Incorporeal Being of Built Heritage.” Paper presented at the “ICAR 2012. (Re)writing history”, International Conference on Architectural Research, Bucharest, 2012

Augustin IOAN, Professor, Arch., Doctor in Architecture and Philosophy of Culture

Chairman of the National Commission for Historic Monuments, Senior Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the University of Cincinnati (2012).

Arhitectura (supra)Realismului Socialist [Architecture of Socialist Surrealism]. Bucharest: Ed. Paideia, 2012

Arhitectura Modernă în Bucureştiul Interbelic [Modern Architecture in Interwar Bucharest, co-authored by Mihai Oroveanu]. Bucharest: Ed. Noi Media Print, 2012

Arhitectura memoriei - Noua frontieră a spaţiului sacru [Architecture of Memory – The New Frontier of the Sacred Space]. Bucharest: Ed. Igloo, 2013

Nicolae LASCU, Prof. Dr. Arch.

Head of the Council for Doctoral Studies within the IMUAU, member of the IMUAU Senate, Vice-Chairperson of the Union of Architects of Romania and member of the Urbanism and Protected Areas section of the National Commission for Historic Monuments.

Bulevardele bucureştene până la Primul Război Mondial [Bucharest’s Boulevards before WWI]. Bucharest: Ed. Simetria, 2011 (awarded the Prize of the ‘Architectural Book’ Section of the Annual of Architecture, Bucharest in 2012)

“Istoria oraşelor din România la Şcoala de arhitectură din Bucureşti” [History of Romanian Towns at Bucharest School of Architecture], in Historia Urbana XXI (2013)

Research projects:

Water as heritage (EPAT) (a project within the framework of “Cultura 2007-2013” Programme)

Formation professionnelle a distance en archéologie industrielle (Conservation – reconversion) – de la faisabilité a l’opérationnalité – FORCOPAR 2 (a project within the framework of Leonardo da Vinci Programme)

Ana Maria ZAHARIADE, Prof. Dr. Arch.

Member of the National Commission for Public Forum Monuments, member of the IMUAU Senate, Fellow of the Institut d'Etudes Avancées de Nantes, independent expert for the “European Prize For Urban Public Space” and the “Mies van der Rohe European Award”, member of ICOMOS, Romanian Branch, member in the editorial board of the “Martor” magazine, editor to the journal of “Studies in History and Theory of Architecture”.

“Hommage à Vitruve. Interrogations sur l’héritage esthétique dans la théorie de l’architecture,” in Rencontres scientifiques, Institut d'Etudes Avancées de Nantes (2012)

“Problematic aspects in the historiography of Romanian architecture,” in Architektúra & Urbanizmus XLVII 1-2 (2013)

Research projects:

5+5 Buildings for the 1950-1977 National Cultural Heritage

Modernist Culs de Sac: a Typological Research on Bucharest’s Urban Heritage

Sergiu NISTOR, Prof. Dr. Arch.

Chairman of ICOMOS, Romanian Branch and acted as State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2012-2013).

“Cercetarea arheologică, între punerea în valoare a patrimoniului şi logica descărcării de sarcina arheologică” [Archeological Research in-between the enhancement of heritage and the logic of archeological unlisting], in Caietele ICOMOS 3 (2012)

“Moving the Monuments. When and how Article 7 should be quoted in issues of urban re-development vs. urban conservation. The Romanian experience.” In Conservation Turn – Return to Conservation, Tolerance for Changes – Limits of Changes, Florence: Ed. Polistampa, 2012

“Study for the inclusion of the Monumental Ensemble ‘Calea Eroilor’ in Târgu Jiu on the UNESCO World Heritage list.” (Coord.), 2013

Ştefan BÂLICI, Associate Professor, Dr. Arch.

Member of ICOMOS, Romanian Branch, Vice-Chairperson of the Association for Architecture, Restoration, and Archeology (ARA) and member of the editorial board of “Caiete ARA” magazine.

“Arheologie şi restaurare în practica românească - adnotări la două situri antice: Histria şi Tropaeum Traiani” [Archeology and Restoration in Romanian Practice – Annotations to Two Ancient Sites: Histria and Tropaeum Trajani], in Caietele ICOMOS 3 (2012)

“Roşia Montană – propunere pentru Lista Patrimoniului Mondial” [Roşia Montană – A Proposal for the World Heritage List] (co-author), in Anuarul Centrului de Studii pentru Arhitectură Vernaculară Dealu Frumos (2013)

“Roşia Montană. An overview on the question of cultural heritage,” in Caiete ARA 4 (2013)

Mihaela CRITICOS, Associate Professor, Dr. Arch.

Head of the “Sanda Voiculescu” Department of Architectural History & Theory and Heritage Conservation, Visiting Professor at “Gabriele d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara.

“La pratica dell’intervento su edifici allo stato di rudere. Il caso della Romania.” In Report 2 - Il Rudere: Ricostruzione vs Conservazione?, coord. Stefano D’Avino. Pescara: Carsa Edizioni, 2012

“Typological and morpho-stylistical analysis of the Calea Dorobanţilor – Aviatorilor – Iancu de Hunedoara perimeter.” In Conservation / Regeneration: The Modernist Neighbourhood, edited by R. Crişan G. Franco, L. Kealy and S.F. Musso. Leuven: EAAE, 2012

Kázmér KOVÁCS, Associate Professor, Dr. Arch.

Head of the Sibiu-based Architectural Conservation and Restoration Section of IMUAU, member in the editorial board of “Urbanismul-serie nouă” magazine.

“Conservarea ruinei sau Din nou despre atributele vitruviene firmitas, utilitas, venustas” [Conservation of the Ruin or Once More about the Vitruvian Firmitas, Utilitas, Venustas], in Caietele ICOMOS 3 (2012)

Patrimoniul la răscruce. Antologie de luptă. Bucharest: Ed. Ozalid, 2013 (Romanian translation of Françoise Choay, Le Patrimoine en questions, Paris: Le Seuil, 2009)

“Peisajul – o faţă a lumii” [The Landscape – an Image of the World], Arhitectura 5 (2013)

Various contributions to the series of volumes Arhitectura românească în detalii [Romanian Architecture in Details], edited by Emilia Ţugui. Bucharest: Ozalid, 2012-2013

Magda TEODORESCU, Associate Professor, Dr.

Member of the Writers’ Union of Romania.

Acomodanţii [The Adjustable]. Bucharest: Ed. Vremea, 2012

Imperial Art in the Age of Trajan. Braşov: Ed. Transilvania Expres, 2012 (English translation of Mihai Gramatopol, Arta imperială a epocii lui Traian)

Oraşul colaj. Bucharest: Ed. Universitară “Ion Mincu”, 2013 (Romanian translation of Colin Rowe, Fred Koetter, Collage City)

Sărmane creaturi. Bucharest: Ed. Polirom, 2013 (Romanian translation of Alasdair Gray, Poor Things)

Adrian CRĂCIUNESCU, Lecturer, Dr., Arch.

Member of ICOMOS, Romanian Branch, and secretary of the Association for Industrial Archeology of Romania.

“Administrative Aspects of Bucharest’s Urbanization between 1859 and 1914.” PhD diss., “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, 2012

“Study for the inclusion of the Monumental Ensemble ‘Calea Eroilor’ in Târgu Jiu on the UNESCO World Heritage list.” Coord. prof. arch. Sergiu Nistor, 2013

Celia GHYKA, Lecturer, Dr., Arch.

Member of the National Commission for Public Forum Monuments, associate editor to the journal of “Studies in History and Theory of Architecture” and Getty-NEC Fellow (2011-2012).

“Berlin. N(O)stalgic Landscapes,” in Colloquia. Journal of Central European History XIX (2012)

“Contemporary art: between action and work. The cases of Krysztof Wodiczcko and Jenny Holzer”. In Urban Public Space in the Context of Mobility and Aestheticization, edited by Oleg Pachenkov Bern: Peter Lang Publisher, 2013

Irina IAMANDESCU, Lecturer, Doctoral Student, Arch.

Secretary of ICOMOS, Romanian Branch, board member of the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage, and Chairperson of the Association for Industrial Archeology in Romania.

Research projects:

Creative Factories Bucharest (in partnership with Eurodite)

Patrimoniul industrial ca resursă [Industrial Heritage as a Resource] (in partnership with ‘Zeppelin’)

Horia MOLDOVAN, Lecturer, Dr., Arch.

Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at IMUAU.

Dezvoltare urbană şi arhitectură în Transilvania şi Ţara Românească: Sibiu, Câmpulung, Curtea de Argeş, Târgovişte [Urban Development and Architecture in Transylvania and Wallachia: Sibiu, Câmpulung, Curtea de Argeş, Târgovişte]. Bucharest: Ed. Universitară “Ion Mincu”, 2012.

“Arhitectura bisericii lui Neagoe Basarab” [The Architecture of Neagoe Basarab’s Church]. In Mărturii. Frescele mănăstirii Argeşului, [Testimonies. The Frescoes of Arges Monastery] Bucharest: Muzeul Naţional de Artă al României, 2012

Johann Schlatter: cultură occidentală şi arhitectură românească (1831-1866) [Johann Schlatter: Western Culture and Romanian Architecture (1831-1866)]. Bucharest: Ed. Simetria, 2013 (awarded the Prize of the ‘Architectural Book’ Section of the Annual of Architecture, Bucharest in 2013)

Biserica Icoanei [Icoanei Church] (co-author). Bucharest: Ed. Cuvântul Vieţii a Mitropoliei Munteniei şi Dobrogei, 2013

Studii de arhitectură românească [Studies in Romanian Architecture] (co-author and coordinator of the volume). Bucharest: Ed. Universitară “Ion Mincu”, 2013

Gabriella OLASZ, Lecturer, Dr., Arch.

Member of the Commission of History of Romania’s Towns, affiliated with the Romanian Academy.

“Istoriografia localităţilor secuieşti” [Historiography of the Szekler Settlements], in Historia Urbana XXI (2013)

“Consecinţele schimburilor de populaţie asupra imaginii satelor săseşti” [Effects of Population Shifts on the Image of Saxon villages], in Caiete ICOMOS 4 (2013)

Radu PONTA, Lecturer, Dr., Arch.

Member of the Council of Professors at the Faculty of Architecture of IMUAU and associate editor to the journal of “Studies in History and Theory of Architecture”.

“Public projects – private strives,” presentation at the Pavillion de l’Arsenal, Paris (2012)

Research projects:

Modernist Culs de Sac: a Typological Research on Bucharest’s Urban Heritage

A Museum for the School of Architecture

Plai: freedom in the garden

Irina TULBURE-MOLDOVAN, Lecturer, Dr., Arch.

Member of the editorial board of Urbanismul-Serie Nouă” magazine.

“De la politicile sociale la politica socialistă. Locuinţa socială, factor de continuitate în practica de arhitectură şi urbanism din România” [From Social Policies to Socialist Politics. Social housing as factor of continuity in Romania’s architecture and urbanism practice]. In Identitate, Social şi cotidian în România Comunistă, [Identity, Social, and Everyday Life in Communist Romania], coord. Luciana Jinga, Bucharest: Ed. Polirom, 2012

“Galaţi, oraşul socialist modern. Fragmente de istorie urbană” [Galaţi, the modern socialist city. Fragments of Urban History]. In Oraşul Posibil [The Would-be City], coord. Ina Stoian, Daniela Calciu, Cluj: Ed. Tact, 2012

“(Re)urbanization of the Industrial Cities in the First Years of the Communist Regime in Romania. Between Social and Socialist Initiatives.” In Von Moskau lernen?, coord. Bernadeta Schäfer, Christian Steinmeier, Katarzyna Zawiła, Antje Graumann, Berlin: Nicolai Verlag, 2012

Ştefan VIANU, Lecturer, PhD., Philisopher

“Lumière de la gnose: considérations sur l’histoire de la métaphysique européenne,” in Revue roumaine de philosophie 56 (2012)

“Destinul avangardei” [The Fate of the Avant-garde], in Arhitectura 6 (2012)

“Une philosophie du christianisme: le Traité Tripartite,” in Revue roumaine de philosophie 57 (2013)

“L’art abstrait et la redéfinition de l’espace sacré,” in Heterotopos, 6 (2013)

Irina BĂNCESCU, Assistant Professor, Dr., Arch.

“The Problematic of Waterfront. Aspects of the Evolution of the Romanian Seashore during Communism.” PhD diss., “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, 2012

“On Changes in the Dwelling Conditions of the Romanian Roma under Communism” (co-author), in Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classes, coord. Nnamdi Elleh, London: Ashgate, 2013

Irina CALOTĂ, Assistant Professor, Dr., Arch.

“Ipostaze ale politicilor sociale. Reglementarea relaţiilor de muncă în cadrul măsurilor adoptate de MMSOS” [Hypostases of Social Policies. Regulation of Working Relations within the Measures Adopted by the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Protection]. In Direcţii şi cristalizări [Directions and Crystallizations], coord. Liana Iliu, Bucharest: Inst. European, 2012

“Beyond the Center. Housing Policies, Bucharest, 1910-1944.” PhD diss., “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, 2013

“Ipostaze ale politicilor sociale. Legislaţia locuinţei în prima jumătate a secolului XX” [Hypostases of Social Policies. Housing Legislation in the First Half of the 20th Century]. In Spaţii şi forme [Spaces and Forms], coord. Liana Iliu, Bucharest: Inst. European, 2013

“Iaşi: privire asupra evoluţiei aşezării până la începutul secolului al XIX-lea” [Iasi: Some Considerations on the Evolution of the Settlement until the Early 19th Century]. In Studii de arhitectură românească [Studies in Romanian Architecture], coord. Horia Moldovan Bucharest: Ed. Universitară “Ion Mincu”, 2013

Ilinca CONSTANTINESCU, Assistant Professor, Dr., Arch.

“Shrinking Cities in Romania. A Contemporary Approach on Urban Shrinking and Decline.” PhD diss., “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, 2013

“Shrinking Cities in Romania. Former Mining Cities in Valea Jiului,” in Built Environment 38 2 (2012)

“Scenarios for Small and Fast-Shrinking Cities.” Paper presented at the “Shrinking Cites in Europe” conference, Essen, 2013

Research projects:

Petrila – the Regeneration of a Post-industrial Landscape (coord.)

Toader POPESCU, Assistant Professor, Dr., Arch.

Member of the Commission of History of Romania’s Towns affiliated with the Romanian Academy and associate editor to the journal of “Studies in History and Theory of Architecture”.

“The Romanian Railway Project. Spatial and Cultural Faces of Modernity within the Planning and Functioning of Railways (1842-1916).” PhD diss., “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, 2012

“Un aller simple pour la modernité. L’urbanité roumaine sous le signe de la voie ferrée (1859-1918).” In New Europe College Yearbook, 2009-2010, Bucharest: New Europe College, 2012

“Gările tip în ‘stil C.F.R.’ (1869 – 1916). Premise şi clasificare tipo-morfologică” [Serial Projects for Railway Stations in the ‘C.F.R. Style.’ Premises and Classification], in Revista Monumentelor Isotrice 1-2 (2011-2012)

“Roman: schiţa evoluţiei arhitectural-urbanistice” [Roman: A Sketch of its Architectural and Urban Evolution]. In Studii de arhitectură românească [Studies in Romanian Architecture], coord. Horia Moldovan Bucharest: Ed. Universitară “Ion Mincu”, 2013

“Căile ferate şi planificarea urbană în Bucureşti (1869-1919)” [Railways and Urban Planning in Bucharest], in Historia Urbana XXI (2013)

Monica SEBESTYEN, Assistant Professor, Dr., Arch.

“Erasing, Writing and Rewriting History: The Public Monuments in Bucharest.” Paper presented at the “ICAR 2012. (Re)writing history”, International Conference on Architectural Research, Bucharest, 2012

“The Monument of Public Forum and the Public Space. Bucharest 1831-1948.” PhD diss., University of Architecture and Urbanism, 2012

“Traces of the past, as part of the present.” Paper presented at the “Cultures at Work, Working with Culture” conference, Lisbon, 2013

Elena Ina STOIAN, Assistant Professor, Doctoral Student, Arch,

Member of the Council for Doctoral Studies at the IMUAU and editor of the “Bulletin of the Urban Observatory” of the Union of Architects of Romania.

Oraşul posibil. In(ter)venţii în spaţiul urban postcomunist [The Would-be City. In(ter)ventions in the post-communist urban space] (coord.). Cluj: Ed. Tact, 2012 (selected for the exhibition on “The most beautiful books in Romania”, 2013)

Research projects:

Petrila – the Regeneration of a Post-industrial Landscape

Miruna STROE, Assistant Professor, Dr., Arch.

Associate editor to the journal of “Studies in History and Theory of Architecture”.

“Dwelling between Project and Political Decision. Romania 1954-1966.” PhD diss., “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, 2012

Research projects:

The Memorable Town and Architects and Architecture in Brasov, 1870-1914

Organization of the Image Archive of Arhitectura Magazine (coord. Ana Maria Zahariade)

5+5 Buildings for the 1950-1977 National Cultural Heritage (coord. Ruxandra Nemţeanu)

Ioana ZACHARIAS-VULTUR, Associate Professor, Dr., Arch.

Editor of “Zeppelin” magazine.

“The Metaphor of the Machine in the Modern Architectural Discourse. Le Corbusier and Norman Bel Geddes.” PhD diss., “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, 2012

Ciprian BUZILĂ, Researcher, Art historian

Fellow of Accademia di Romania, Rome (2012-2014) and benefits of a “Vasile Pârvan” scholarship granted by the Ministry of National Education.

“Conversia spaţiilor sacre creştine” [Conversion of Christian Sacred Spaces], Arhitectura 2 (2012)

Doctoral theses defended within the DAHTHC (2012-2013), in alphabetical order

ARENDT, Adrian Manuel. “Generative Grammar in Architecture.” (2012)

BĂNCESCU, Irina. “The Problematic of Waterfront. Aspects of the Evolution of the Romanian Seashore during Communism.” (2012)

BELCI, Diana Mihaela. “Urban Densification – an Equivocal Paradigm.” (2012)

BOŢIC, Sebastian. “Critical Rationalism in Architecture and Urban Planning.” (2012)

CALOTĂ, Irina. “Beyond the Center. Housing Policies, Bucharest, 1910-1944.” (2013)

CIOAREC, Anca Mihaela. “The Dilemmas of the Contemporary Art Museum. Art and Space.” (2013)

CONSTANTINESCU, Ilinca. “Shrinking Cities in Romania. A Contemporary Approach on Urban Shrinking and Decline.” (2013)

CRĂCIUNESCU, Adrian. “Administrative Aspects of Bucharest’s Urbanization between 1859 and 1914.” (2012)

DOBRE, Ana Maria. “The Romanian School of Architecture. The Dynamics of Diploma Projects, 1944-1989.” (2013)

ENUŢĂ, Cristina Aurora. “The Ornament in a Contemporary Perspective. Investiation of Contemporary Forms of Ornament through their Semantic Content.” (2013)

FLOREA, Alina Ionuţa. “Emergency Housing.” (2013)

MĂRGULESCU, Andrei. “Architecture as Essence and Photographic Reprezentation. Images of the Non-Visual.” (2013)

MITU, Alexandra Maria. “Public Space in the Historic Centers of Romanian Towns.” (2012)

MOLDOVEANU, Katia. “Prehistoric Architecture. The 7th – 4th Millennia on the Lower Danube.” (2012)

MORTU, Anamaria Crina. “Iron and Wrought Iron in the Architecture of Bucharest, 1801-1918” (2013)

PĂTROI, Ana-Maria. “ArcKIDecture. Towards Child Friendly Schools.” (2013)

POP, Andreea Liliana. “Christian Funerary Architecture in Outer-Carpathian Romanian Space. From the Regulamentul Organic to the Second World War.” (2012)

POPESCU, Toader. “The Romanian Railway Project. Spatial and Cultural Faces of Modernity within the Planning and Functioning of Railways (1842-1916).” (2012)

POPOVICI, Sibila. “Dwelling in Interwar Bucharest. Collective Housing in the 1920s.” (2013)

RADU, Andreea Daniela. “Interwar Bucharest. Urban Planning and Society.” (2013)

RUS, Livia. “Houses with Minimal Space. Modern Ideologies and Contemporary Necessities.” (2013)

RUSU, Vlad Sebastian. “Urban Evolution of Interwar Cluj.” (2013)

SEBESTYEN, Monica. “The Monument of Public Forum and the Public Space. Bucharest 1831-1948.” (2012)

SIMIRAŞ, Mihnea Nicolae. “Reclaiming Neighborhood in Collective Housing Ensembles, Bucharest. Human Activities, Social Relations and Space.” (2012)

STROE, Miruna Paula. “Dwelling between Project and Political Decision. Romania 1954-1966.” (2012)

UNGUREANU, Cosmin Constantin. “Nature and Ruin. Genesis and Regeneration in the Architectural Imaginary during the 18th Century.” (2012)

ZACHARIAS-VULTUR. Ioana Elena. “The Metaphor of the Machine in the Modern Architectural Discourse. Le Corbusier and Norman Bel Geddes.” (2012)

ZEC, Ariadna. “Westernization and / or Secularization of Religious Architecture in Wallachia (1780-1885).” (2013)

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