Archnet-IJAR: Volume 15 Issue 1


International Journal of Architectural Research

Table of contents - Special Issue: Architecture, Urbanism, and Health in a Post Pandemic Virtual World: Challenges and Opportunities in Education, Research, and Practice

Guest Editors: Beatriz Maturana, Ashraf M. Salama, Anthony McInneny

Architecture, urbanism and health in a post-pandemic virtual world

Beatriz Maturana, Ashraf M. Salama, Anthony McInneny

The highly contagious coronavirus and the rapid spread of COVID-19 disease have generated a global public health crisis. Crises are being addressed at various local and global…


How our homes impact our health: using a COVID-19 informed approach to examine urban apartment housing

Terri Peters, Anna Halleran

The COVID-19 global health crisis is undeniably a global housing crisis. Our study focuses on quality of life in urban mid- and high-rise apartment housing, the fastest growing…


Emerging living styles post-COVID-19: housing flexibility as a fundamental requirement for apartments in Jeddah

Donia M. Bettaieb, Reem Alsabban

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the compulsory quarantine of many of the world's inhabitants, and by staying at home, several functional developments emerged in residential…


Questioning the use of the balcony in apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic process

Dicle Aydin, Gevher Sayar

The purpose of this paper is to assess using of balconies in apartment buildings. In the research, by questioning the use of balconies as to the coronavirus disease 2019…


“Stay at home” for addressing COVID-19 protocol: learning from the traditional Balinese house

I Dewa Gede Agung Diasana Putra

COVID-19 caused dramatic changes in daily life, including the way people stay in a building. Since the virus's outbreak and the mandate of social distancing from WHO, a house has…


Social integration through social connection in everyday life. Residents' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in SällBo collaborative housing, Sweden

Ivette Arroyo, Norma Montesino, Erik Johansson, Moohammed Wasim Yahia

The aim of this article is to explore the everyday life experiences of elderly (+70 years) living with young locals and refugees in a collaborative housing project before and…


Beyond the pandemic: the role of the built environment in supporting people with disabilities work life

Andrew Martel, Kirsten Day, Mary Ann Jackson, Saumya Kaushik

The COVID-19 pandemic has engendered changes in previously unimaginable timeframes, leading to new ways of working, which can quickly become the “ordinary” way of working. Many…


The fifth-place metamorphosis: the impact of the outbreak of COVID-19 on typologies of places in post-pandemic Cairo

Ahmed S. Abd Elrahman

The world has recently faced the outbreak of an existential threat. Since December 2019, many aspects of life have changed owing to a devastating pandemic, COVID-19. The second…


Speculations on the post-pandemic university campus – a global inquiry

Jay Deshmukh

The pandemic-induced global shift to remote learning calls for rethinking the foundations of design for higher education. This watershed moment in global health and human…


Design tactics for enhancing the adaptability of primary and middle schools to the new needs of postpandemic reuse

Orkan Zeynel Güzelci, Asena Kumsal Şen Bayram, Sema Alaçam, Handan Güzelci, Elif Işık Akkuyu, İnanç Şencan

The aim of this study is to present design tactics (DTs) for supporting the adaptability of existing primary and middle school buildings into the emerging needs of coronavirus…

The new normal or the forgotten normal: contesting COVID-19 impact on contemporary architecture and urbanism

Ali A. Alraouf

The term New Normal has become a buzzword to describe the anticipated changes in human life across the globe due to the impact of COVID-19. The paper's purpose is challenging the…


COVID-19 responsive teaching of undergraduate architecture programs in India: learnings for post-pandemic education

Anurag Varma, Mohammad Shoeb Jafri

The purpose of this paper is to have an overview of how Indian institutions offering undergraduate architecture programs have responded to the pandemic situation. It seeks to…


An evaluation of online architectural design studios during COVID-19 outbreak

Salih Ceylan, Pınar Şahin, Serengül Seçmen, Melek Elif Somer, Kemal H. Süher

While the COVID-19 outbreak affects all aspects of life in the world, there is also a global impact in the field of education. Within the scope of the measures to control the…


Architecture students' satisfaction with and perceptions of online design studios during COVID-19 lockdown: the case of Jordan universities

Saba Alnusairat, Duaa Al Maani, Amer Al-Jokhadar

The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes of students in higher educational institutions in Jordan towards the use of online design studios during coronavirus disease…


Well-coordinated: learner-focused coordination tactics beyond the pandemergency

Philippa Soccio, Kate Tregloan, James Thompson

Post-pandemic education will be impacted by spatial and technological shockwaves, alongside other areas of society. Significant expansion of online learning will build on skills…

Healthy BIM: the feasibility of integrating architecture health indicators using a building information model (BIM) computer system

Louis Rice

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced billions of people into lockdown; foregrounding the important relationship between architecture and health. In this context, there is heightened…

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