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Foreword
Mihaela Criticos
Ana Maria Zahariade
Introduction
…the professional culture is also about the numerous books piling on top of one another
Interview with Nicolae Lascu
Monica Sebestyen
Nicolae 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
Introduction:
Behind the Big Picture
Ana Maria Zahariade
Toader 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 Udrea
Irina 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 Dempsey
Ben Youtz
Kelly Haigh
Professor Alifanti’s Notebooks
Ana Maria Zahariade
Radu 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
TRACE www.t-r-a-c-e.net
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
Introduction
Avatars of an Elusive Concept
Daniela Calciu
Ana 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 Calciu
Thomas 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 Mariotti
Divna 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
Introduction
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 Vlaić
Ana 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
Introduction
Opening Limits
Ana Maria Zahariade
Kázmér 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 Villatoro
Tanzil 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
Introduction
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 Villatoro
Tanzil Shafique
Architecture and Politics: The Ideology of Consensus Versus the Reality of Dissensus
Alice Finichiu
Augustin 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 Semprebon
Wenjun Ma
Luca 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 Ghyka
Călin 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 Feraru
Roberta 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
and
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 Kovács
Dávid 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
Introduction
The Historicity of Modernism
Ana Maria Zahariade
Toader 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 Ghyka
Stanislaus 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 Vučković
Jelena Bajić Šestović
Marija Ćaćić
Appropriations: Competing Modernisms in Transylvanian Railway Architecture, 1930s - 1940s
Cristina Purcar
Virgil 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 Deskova
Vladimir Deskov
Jovan Ivanovski
Modern Monument Preservation in Hungary: Should
We Conserve the Modern Prostheses of Restoration?
Ákos Zsembery
Maja Toshikj
Meeting Modernisms in Gdynia
Robert Hirsch
Ana Maria Zahariade
Karol 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
Introduction
Architectural Aesthetics, Where To?
Daniela Calciu
Maybe We Should Just Stop Using the Word “Architecture”
An interview with Jeremy Till
Daniela Calciu
Ilinca Pop
Jeremy 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 Hannachi
Mustapha Cheikh Zouaoui
Amina 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 Vais
Gaia 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 Barčot
Ana 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 Degavre
Gérald 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 Zahariade
Teodor 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