Argument 9/2017

Recent Architecture – A Critical Discourse

Coordinator:
Prof.dr.arh. Daniela Rădulescu - Andronic
Cover:
dr. arh. Alexandra Păcescu
Graphics:
Roland Vasiliu
DTP, editing:
arch. Maria Mănescu

© 2017 Editura Universitară „Ion Mincu” Bucureşti


The new issue of the publication “ARGUMENT”- No. 9/2017 will publish studies, research papers or architectural projects presented in the interdisciplinary scientific session, entitled: “RECENT ARCHITECTURE – a critical discourse” – held on May 20-21st, 2016.

Essentially, the succession of the themes approached by our publication in not random, or at least that’s what we assert, till now.

Getting close to an eventually representative number – no. 10, – we wish that the meaning of the publication title, namely “ARGUMENT” – would frame part of the ideas/concepts of the editorial team, structural “arguments” for redefining the new architectural models, in line with the society/the technology and in accordance with the vision of the educational system.

In this regard, the 7th and 8th numbers referred to issues of high performance or dominated by indecision in:

  • “RESEARCH BY DESIGN” and
  • “ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION”.

The current number – “RECENT ARCHITECTURE – a critical discourse” – wishes to identify to what extent the architectural studies and research find their finality in the design of the spaces that form the existing urban environment.

The papers have been organized in the following chapters: – Concept, – Context, – Time/History/Archeology, – Urban structures/The Development of Cities, – Social Architecture, – Composition/Configuration/Innovation, – Design – Evolution, - Students’ Opinion.

1. Concept

Marina MIHĂILĂ
Cristina ENACHE
A discussion: (Framing) Motion pictures for architecture and critical architectural discourse – semantics and forms
Doina TEODORESCUArchitecture, Pattern, Responsibility

2. Context

Raluca-Nicoleta RADUA cultural market that is growing up slowly
Andrei Eugen LAKATOSOut of the context: “The treachery of images”
Teodor BADIUContext, approach, attitude

3. Time/History/Archeology

Alexandra PĂCESCUManifestations of time in architecture: aspects of the relation between (historical) site and building
Alexandra PĂCESCUManifestations of time in architecture: aspects of the relation between time and promenade
Oana Anca ABĂLARUA critical review of archeology as resource in the contemporary design process

4. Urban Structures/The Development of Cities

Cosmin CACIUCTech-Smart Smart & Socio-Smart - Prerequisites for a Critique of Ideology Concerning Smart Cities and Architecture
Maria BOȘTENARU DANThe influence of Japanese gardens on contemporary gardens

5. Social Architecture

Lorin NICULAEInnovation in design. A necessary reconsideration

6. Composition/Configuration/Innovation

Anca MITRACHEForm and composition in architecture - a critical approach
Dana CHIRVAI
Tana LASCU
Vlad BALOŞIN
Recent architecture, between reality and capricious configuration
Anda-Ioana SFINTEŞArchitecture as public space. Using the limits
Mihaela ZAMFIR (GRIGORESCU)
Marina MIHĂILĂ
Theme vs. architectural exercises: trends in contemporary architecture reflected by architectural design studio, years IV-V, School of architecture_UAUIM
Cătălin Mihai CARAGEAThe architecture of contemporary academic spaces – a phenomenological perspective
Alexandra ARDELEANU
Oana PAVĂL
Recent architecture discourse regarding industrial heritage conversion

7. Design – Evolution

Ştefan MIHĂILESCUGreen roof: the urban nature and sustainable design

8. Students’ Opinion

Oana-Violeta ANGHELThe Bucharest from yesterday – journal from a forgotten world
Oana-Violeta ANGHEL
Mario CHIRU
Roxana-Nicoleta IVAN
Structure – Architecture – Technology

Reviewers:
Reviewers_nr9_2017.pdf