Spaces and Flows Journal

Latest publications:
Transformation on Abandonment: Toward a Critical Practice in Preservation of Rural Identity

This research seeks to establish a new critical practice based on a series of transformations of abandoned buildings. The aim is to develop and test full-scale prototypes in rural environments.

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Published online: September 26, 2016

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Harnessing Information and Material Flows through the Digital Design and Fabrication to Upcycle Reclaimed Timber

A design process using digital tools is proposed for the upcycling of reclaimed building materials in Rust Belt cities and is implemented to construct a prototype structure for community infrastructure.

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Published online: September 14, 2016

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Bangkok—A Place of Struggle and Spatial Restructuring

The problems introduced to Bangkok through globalization result in conflicts that threaten the space of place, but the collision between global space and local place holds unforeseeable results.

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Published online: September 14, 2016

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Appropriating the Past: Urban Exploration and Loft Living in Deindustrialized Detroit

This paper explores how ruins photography and downtown luxury lofts commodify industrial memory, stripping away community identities, livelihoods, and cultural expressions by disjointing history and aestheticizing destruction.

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Published online: September 14, 2016

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Immersions in an Urban Game Project: Experiments and their Cognitive Implications

This project focuses on digital interfaces in situations of mobility in fictional game devices on an urban scale.

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Published online: September 1, 2016

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A Matter of Scale or Social Content?: Infilling Voids for Social Action, Learning from and in the Neighborhood

This paper discusses adapting typologies that interweave social content with spatial conditions to propose settings that are consistent with opportunities associated with technology and the complexities associated with growth.

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Published online: August 9, 2016

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Back to the Future via the Tower of Babel: A Utopian Idea of Raising Landscape through Skyscrapers

This paper utilizes a qualitative method to illustrate how contemporary lifestyles and the pressure of urbanization demand a redefinition for more productive and gratifing working and living urban environments.

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Published online: August 9, 2016

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Energy Scenario Modelling in Developing Countries: A Collaborative Computer-based Tool Using Tangible Interfaces

Developing countries face unique challenges for future energy planning. We present a computer-based tool that recognises the specific properties of emerging energy markets and allows collaborative exploration of different policies.

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Published online: July 19, 2016

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Densification through Globalised Tourism: Shaping Urban Development and Realities of Local Culture

Driven by tourism, the built environment that comprises many globalized cities increasingly reflects shifts in priority of economy over culture that manifest in the indistinct characteristics of its architecture.

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Published online: June 24, 2016

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Towards a New Planning Vocabulary: Developing a Catalogue of Nonconventional Approaches to Steering and Planning Shrinking Territories

This paper explores the re-thinking of the planning and design of shrinking territories by characterizing the behaviors and characteristics of different projects conducted in cities suffering from decline.

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Published online: June 17, 2016

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