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Mihaela CriticosAna Maria Zahariade


…the professional culture is also about the numerous books piling on top of one another

Interview with Nicolae Lascu

Monica SebestyenNicolae Lascu

Reading and Writing Architecture

Polish Architectural Magazines (1945-1989)

Piotr Marciniak

“Taste Must Arise from the Doctrine”

Architecture in the Hungarian Cultural Media in the 1960s

Mariann Simon

When “Words Fall on Deaf Ears”

An Outline of Albania’s Socialist Architecture

Dritan Miço

Star-topped Spires and Cardboard Heroes

Soviet Socialist Realism in Arhitectura R.P.R.

Ioana C. Popovici

From Casa Scânteii to Casa Poporului and Back

Architecture as Icon of a Totalitarian Regime

Irina Tulbure

Thinking about the Bauhaus from the Other Side: the History of the Bauhaus Kolloquium in Communist Germany

Rixt Hoekstra

Civic Centers under Ceaușescu’s Rule

The Failure to Articulate a Professional Discourse

Alexandru Răuță

From Printed Word to Bureaucratic Negotiation

Housing Projects for Workers during the 1950s in Romania

Mara Mărginean

On what and how

Architectural Magazines in the School Library (1945-1989)

Gabriela Tabacu

The Bulletin of Technical Information

A Tale from the Golden Age

Maria Mănescu

Testing the Physiognomy of the Arhitectura Magazine (1952-1989)

Ana Maria Zahariade

“The Journal of Sciences and Travel”

A review of the 1947-1949 editions

Ioana Zacharias Vultur

Everything from Plastic: Promise and Utility in the German Democratic Republic

Liam O’Farrell

Around a Fortunate Series of Publications and Events

Celia Ghyka


Behind the Big Picture

Ana Maria ZahariadeToader Popescu

An Alien Practice

“Town Architects” in 19th Century Romania

Horia Moldovan

Getting Global, Staying Local

The Turmoil of the First Steps towards Scientific Urban Planning – the Case of Cincinat Sfințescu

Andreea UdreaIrina Calotă

Architect Florea Stănculescu or On Modernism in the Romanian Interwar Architecture as Negotiation Between Genius Loci and Zeitgeist

Gabriela Tabacu

Ascanio Damian, Trade Fair Designer Extraordinaire

Miruna Stroe

Rediscovering “The Australian Ugliness”

Robin Boyd and the Search for the Australian Modern

Emma Letizia Jones

“…the city as a part of nature and concrete as a kind of earth”

Japanese Architecture Meets 1960s–1980s Romanian Modernism

Ioana C. Popovici

Re-viewing and Reimagining Paul Rudolph’s Brutalist Architecture in the USA and Southeast Asia

Anna DempseyBen YoutzKelly Haigh

Professor Alifanti’s Notebooks

Ana Maria ZahariadeRadu Ponta

From Monumental Modernism to Local Bricolage

An interview with Șerban Sturdza

Tudor Elian

A Biennale of Knowledge

Cristina Sucală

On Fundamentals

Andrei Feraru

Lifting The Curtain

Central European Architectural Networks


Reviewing George Matei Cantacuzino

Ruxandra Grigoraș

Horia Moldovan

Johann Schlatter. Western Culture and Romanian Architecture (1831-1866)

Monica Sebestyen

On Architecture, Tourism and Politics on the Seaside

Irina Băncescu

Walking a fine line

Kázmér Kovács

Enchanting Views – Romanian Black Sea Tourism Planning and Architecture of the 1960s and ‘70s

Michael Zinganel

Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean World in the Early Modern Period:

Pathways of Art between East and West

Ana Šverko


Avatars of an Elusive Concept

Daniela CalciuAna Maria Zahariade

… this is something we could dwell on, and create something new, perhaps even more stable in terms of urbanity

An interview with the German architect and urban planner Thomas Sieverts

Daniela CalciuThomas Sieverts

Urbanitas against Urbanism: a Latin Paradox

Pierre Maréchaux

Created Memories: (Mis)identification of Monuments in Early Modern Rome

Monique Webber

Building Urbanity in Bucharest

Hanna Derer

Reyner Banham and Aldo Rossi. Two Possible Urban Images of the “Second Machine Age”

Alioscia Mozzato

The Architectural Image of Kiev’s Central Square as a Symbol of National Identity

Olena Oliynyk

From Good Looks to Substance:

Savannah’s Numerous Attempts at Self-preservation

Udo Greinacher

Rua de Macau 澳門街 – Heterotopic Urbanity in the Celebration of Place, Memory and Identity

Philippe Forêt

Of Other Spaces in Berlin:

On Urban Transformation and Romanian Roma

Theodora Müller-Balauru

Don’t Forget the Streets:

New York City Hardcore Punk and the Struggle for Inclusive Space

Alan Parkes

Urbanity and Civil Society.

The Rise of a New Urban Generation in Bucharest during the 2000s

Celia Ghyka

Urbanity and the Right to Difference

Ileana Apostol

Changing Perspectives of Urbanity during Socialism and after:

the Case of Two Neighborhoods in Skopje

Jasna MariottiDivna Pencic

The City as Collaborative Field.

Tackling Informal Spatial Practices in Bucharest

Tudor Elian

Learning from Ourselves

Șerban Țigănaș

Toader Popescu. The Romanian Railway Project (1842-1916)

Radu Ponta

Grigor Doytchinov, Alexandra Ðukić, Cătălina Ioniță (eds.). Planning Capital Cities: Belgrade, Bucharest, Sofia

Toader Popescu


Inquiries on the Idea of Margins in the Theory of Architecture and Urban Planning

Kázmér Kovács

Marginal Theory

Restoring Poiēsis in Architecture

Simina Anamaria Purcaru

Making the Brain of the System Mad. Or Not

Critical Encounters between Marginal Practices and Their Narrated Self

Valeria Federighi

Informal Structures. An Eulogy to Making

Luísa Alpalhão

Analogous Urbanism as Discourse

Robert Adam and Urban Space in Contemporary Split

Ivana VlaićAna Šverko

“A Fabulous Painting in which I Would Live”

Paul Delvaux’s Pictorial Poetic of the Railway Periphery between Art and Urban History

Cristina Purcar

Reclaiming a Land of Overlapping Frontiers

The Romanian Seaside until the 20th Century

Irina Băncescu

On the Nation’s Margins.

Territorial and Urban Policies during the Romanian Administration of Southern Dobrudja (1913-1940)

Toader Popescu

Cities of Transylvania and the 1921 Agrarian Reform. Negotiations and Decisions Halfway Between Administrative Autonomy and Centralization

Diana Mihnea

Architectural Pluralism at the Edges.

The Visual Eclecticism of Medieval Monastic Churches in Eastern Europe

Alice Isabella Sullivan

Monumental Marginalia. Borders of Space and Authority in Contemporary Melbourne

Monique Webber

The Liberation of Identity. The Margin Redraws the Museum – a Preliminary Study

Catrìona Macdonald

The Monastery of Curtea de Argeș and Romanian Architectural Heritage in the Late 19th Century

Cosmin Minea

The Productive Role of Margins. Architectural Discourse in the Late 1960s Romania

Dana Vais

Architecture as a Margin within the Negotiation between Reality and Utopia

Giacomo Pala

Protest and Marginalized Urban Space. 1968 in West Berlin

Laura Bowie

Hubert Damisch

Noah’s Ark. Essays on Architecture

Christophe Van Gerrewey

Elisabeth Axmann

Wege, Städte – Erinnerungen

Kázmér Kovács

Ilinca Păun Constantinescu, curator

Shrinking Cities în România. Between Reality and realities – an exhibition

Liviu Ianăși


Opening Limits

Ana Maria ZahariadeKázmér Kovács

Architecture and the City: the Space of Participation

Alberto Pérez-Gómez

Urban Walls: Examination and Possible Restoration.

Two Case Studies

Valeria Montanari

Reframing Urban Boundaries:

Lima’s Urban Black Holes

Sonja Vangjeli

The Encounter at the Margins of City and Society:

the Case of the Aerodrom Housing Area in Skopje

Vlatko P. Korobar

Porosity and Collisions. 

About Bucharest and its Limits

Ștefan Ghenciulescu

The City in a Building:

a Brief Social History of Urban Hong Kong

Eunice Seng

Interior Public Spaces. 

Addressing the Inside-Outside Interface

Sorana Rădulescu

Constructed Jewish Spaces. Exploring Traces in 19th Century Moldavia

Irina-Teodora Nemțeanu

The Architecture of Margins: an Exploration of Civic Architecture and its Representation of Political Administration in Sarajevo, Ljubljana, and Skopje

Tomas Cole

The Fiction of the Equal: Boundary Disappearance and Border Neutralization in the American City

Paco Mejias VillatoroTanzil Shafique

The Fences We Build

Vlad Thiery

Dietmar Steiner

Steiner’s Diary. About Architecture Since 1959

Radu Ponta

Vassilis Sgoutas

A Journey with the Architects of the World

Nina Saunders

Re-opening the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade. Notes on Non-alignment and the Canonical

Celia Ghyka

Teodor Octavian Gheorghiu

Small Towns / Large Villages in Southwestern Romania. Urban Monographs

Toader Popescu

Anca Brătuleanu

Interwar Timişoara. Urbanism and Architecture

Teodor Octavian Gheorghiu

Irina Tulbure

Architecture and Urbanism in Romania, 1944-1960: Constraint and Experiment

Alexandru Răuță

Miruna Stroe

Housing, between Design and Political Decision-making. Romania, 1954-66

Irina Băncescu


Waver / Waiver

Radu Ponta

Sherban Cantacuzino

(Paris 1928 – London 2018)

Dan Teodorovici

The Socio-pol-ethical Confluence of the Architect:

The Idiot, the Activist and the Dreamer

Paco Mejias VillatoroTanzil Shafique

Architecture and Politics: The Ideology of Consensus Versus the Reality of Dissensus

Alice FinichiuAugustin Schoenmaeckers

Henri Coandă’s Prefabricated Dwellings Between France and Romania

Andreea Cel Mare

The Shape of Social Policies. Architectural Experiences in London Between 1964 and 1979

Gerardo SemprebonWenjun MaLuca Maria Francesco Fabris

“Don’t Tell Me It Cannot Be Done; We Must Reach an Acceptable Solution!”

Politics, Professionals, and Architectural Debates in Socialist Romania

Liliana Iuga

Modern Architecture as an Agency of Political Competition: The Case of Iran and Pakistan

Niloofar Amini

Reverse-engineering Political Architecture. The House of the People and Its Hidden Social Effects

Celia GhykaCălin Dan

1870-2018. Russia and the Balkans. The Case of the Unbuilt Orthodox Church in Cetinje, Montenegro

Miloš Stanković

Colin Rowe and Aldo Rossi. Utopia as Metaphor of a New City Analogous to the Existing One

Alioscia Mozzato

What Light Can a School Project Shed on Politics?

Andrei FeraruRoberta Borghi

Politics of Self-reference. Self-sufficient Discourses in 1980s Architecture

Alexandru Sabău

Caroline Maniaque, Eléonore Marantz, and Jean-Louis Violeau, curators

Mai 68. L’Architecture aussi

Carmen Popescu

Oliver Elser, Philip Kurz and Peter Cachola Schmal (eds.)

SOS Brutalism: A Global Survey


Anette Busse and Dorothea Deschermeier (eds.)

Brutalism: Contributions to the International Symposium in Berlin 2012

Irina Davidovici

From Neo-Historicism to Capitalist Realism

“po·mo·stroika – Postmodern Theories, Practices and Histories in Central and Eastern Europe”

Dániel KovácsDávid Smiló

Irina Calotă

Beyond the Center. Housing Policies in Bucharest (1910-1944)

Bogdan Suditu

Jessica Joyce Christie, Jelena Bogdanović and Eugenio Gunzmán (eds.)

Political Landscapes of Capital Cities

Andreea Udrea

Valeria Federighi

The Informal Stance. Representations of architectural design and informal settlements

Tudor Elian

S. A. Mansbach

Advancing a Different Modernism

Kázmér Kovács

Ștefan Simion

Ambiguity of the Masterpiece.

Livio Vacchini through 11 Dialogues

Dragoș Mihai Dordea


The Historicity of Modernism

Ana Maria ZahariadeToader Popescu

... Modernism survived on the dream of austerity and the dream of not playing the game of consumerism

A conversation with Stanislaus von Moos on the rooftop terrace of the Getty Research Institute

Celia GhykaStanislaus von Moos

The Modern Nostalgia

Architecture, Autonomy, Philosophy

Miguel Lopez Melendez

The Morality of Bricks

Raluca Cristina Alexandra Becheru

Reflexive Modernism and Weak Thought

Cosmin Caciuc

Third Generation of Modern Architecture and Contemporary Spanish Architecture.

Jørn Utzon’s Legacy

Jaime J. Ferrer Forés

Mélange Modernism: Case Studies of Alternative Architectural Practices at the Crossroads Between Modernism and Postmodernism

Alexandru Sabău

Up and Down: Extra Spaces of Modernist Legacy in Montenegro

Slavica Stamatović VučkovićJelena Bajić ŠestovićMarija Ćaćić

Appropriations: Competing Modernisms in Transylvanian Railway Architecture, 1930s - 1940s

Cristina PurcarVirgil Pop

Indefinite Faces of Modernism:

Notes on Design in Interwar and Socialist Romania

Mirela Duculescu

Flights of Fancy – the Modernist Terminal in the 21st Century: The Cases of Gander International Airport, Canada and Trans World Airlines, USA

Siobhan Barry

Heritage Obscured: Undesirable Legacies of the Prior Department Stores in Slovakia

Natália Kvítková

Modernism and Changing Historical Context. Case Study of the Former Electric Power Distributor Station of the Hungarian Electrical Grid

Levente Szabó

Challenging Disregard:

The Case of the Telecommunication Center in Skopje

Ana Ivanovska DeskovaVladimir DeskovJovan Ivanovski

Modern Monument Preservation in Hungary: Should

We Conserve the Modern Prostheses of Restoration?

Ákos ZsemberyMaja Toshikj

Meeting Modernisms in Gdynia

Robert HirschAna Maria ZahariadeKarol Giełdon

Martin Kohlrausch Brokers of Modernity. East Central Europe and The Rise of Modernist Architects, 1910-1950

Ilinca Pop

Non-Referential Architecture: ideated by Valerio Olgiati, written by Markus Breitschmid 

Andra Ionel


Architectural Aesthetics, Where To?

Daniela Calciu

Maybe We Should Just Stop Using the Word “Architecture”

An interview with Jeremy Till

Daniela CalciuIlinca PopJeremy Till

The Socio-spatial Aesthetics of Raumbildung

Oliver Sack

Discreet Aesthetics: Notes on Heinrich Tessenow’s Architecture and Collective Housing

Alessandro Porotto

Designing Under the Impact of the Land Issue – from Sitte to Bernoulli

Franziska Kramer

The Aesthetic Component in Early 20th Century Urban Plans of Rijeka

Nana Palinić

The Interplay of Philosophy and Architectural Aesthetics in the Work of Karola and Ernst Bloch

Bettina Siegele

The Futility of the Collaborative Modernist Gesamtkunstwerk: A Goodmanian Explanation

Kasper Lægring

The Necessary Ornament. About Decor et Ornamentum in Architecture

Flavia Zaffora

Cultivating Feelings

Ștefan Vianu

The Matter of Touch – the Case of Asmara

Gertrud Olsson

Rediscovering the Aesthetics of Architecture: From Geoffrey Scott to Mark Foster Gage

Jason A. Dibbs

Perceptions Then and Now. The Aesthetic Features of Byzantine Architecture

Bilge Ar

Picturesque Features in Sir John Soane’s Museum

Thomais Kordonouri

The Aesthetic Resistance of Iranian Architects and Artists During the Late Pahlavi Era

Niloofar Amini

The Techno-aesthetical Architectural Dilemma:

Paradigmatic Histories of Reinforced Concrete

Khaoula HannachiMustapha Cheikh ZouaouiAmina Abdessemed Foufa

Chinese Aesthetics and the Culture of Replica

Deniz Balık Lökçe

Junk Playgrounds. The “Anti-Aesthetics” of Play in Post-World War II Playground Design

Christos Papastergiou

Feeling Colder: Ecology, Aesthetic and the Design of the Man-made Environment in the Early 1970s

Manuel Rodrigo de la O Cabrera

The (Un)Aesthetics of Radical Architectural Installations

Esen Gökçe Özdamar

Comment doit-on mesurer l’émotion?

An interview with Vlad Gaivoronschi

Ana Maria Zahariade

Katrina OʼLoughlin, Ana Šverko, and Elke Katarina Wittich (eds.)

Discovering Dalmatia: Dalmatia in Travelogues, Images and Photographs

Lana Lovrenčić

Beatriz Colomina

X-RAY Architecture

Celia Ghyka

Housing Concepts:

Addressing Habitation in Architecture’s Terms

Dana Vais

Looking at the Circulation of Models and Ideas Beyond Political Barriers Is of Crucial Importance

Dana VaisGaia Caramellino

Normalizing the Home. A Synchronic Comparison Between the Ikéa Catalogue and God Bostad

Rebecca Carrai

Between Political Agenda and Common Desire:

Genealogy of Socialist Dwelling in Postwar Croatia (1945-1960)

Sanja Matijević BarčotAna Grgić

Floor Area. Customizing the Socialist Standard of Good Life in a Soviet Summer Cottage

Epp Lankots

The Question of Housing, Between Crisis and Opportunity. The Case of CIAM VI

Maria Tassopoulou

Charlotte Perriand’s Équipement : Beyond Modern Furniture

Mónica Cruz Guáqueta

Designing Playspaces for the Emerging Society of Car Owners in Post-War Council Housing in Britain

Savia Palate

The Condominio: The New Housing Model During the Italian Boom

Chiara Ingrosso

The Pursuit of Low Cost and Good Quality.

The Changing Judgement of Pre-Designed Family Houses in Hungary

Mariann Simon

Beyond Façades:

The Berlin Block and the Housing Issue at IBA 1987

Ilaria Maria Zedda

Emergency Housing in Romania:

Adapted or Specifically Designed

Miruna Moldovan

Aspects of Domestic Living in the Mass-Media Society

Claudiu Toma

At Home in Twentieth-Century Brazil:

An Analysis of Lygia Clark’s Models of Homes and Architectural Interiors

Julia Kershaw

Life in Kit Form. Mass Customization in Playful Housing Experiments (Belgium, 1968–1983)

Élodie DegavreGérald Ledent

Housing Agency

Lily Chi

Notes on the Biography of Doors.

Ianualogy in Casa del Menandro, Pompeii

Cătălin Pavel

Regeneration and Heritage: Considering Static Heritage Narratives in Housing-Led Regeneration

Hazel Cowie

Domesticity Within a Historical Centre: A Case for Safeguarding Diocletian’s Palace

Ana Šverko

Low-Rise High-Density “Semi-Collective” Housing. Thoughts, Ideas, and Proposals Over Four Decades

An Interview with Teodor Octavian Gheorghiu by Ana-Maria Zahariade

Ana Maria ZahariadeTeodor Octavian Gheorghiu

Valeria Federighi, Monica Naso, Daniele Belleri (eds.),

Eyes of the City. Architecture and Urban Space After Artificial Intelligence

Francesco Carota

Andrei Răzvan Voinea, Irina Calotă,

Houses for Workers and Civil Servants.

Autonomous Company for Housing and Vatra Luminoasă (1930-1949)

Adriana Măgerușan