PhD Projects

PhD student


Oscar Andrade Castro Architectural techniques in an open work 
Robert Alexander Gorny 
Flat Theory ⁄ A Genealogy of Apartments 

Mark Pimlott


The very large, extensive interior-the core of Montréal’s ville intérieure


Gökçe Önal 
Translation of the built environment through networks of flux: disclosing the spatial, perceptual and representational complexities of urban daily movement and the emergent city image
Dorina Pllumbi Processes of Production of Common-Places. The role of architecture in these processes
Wenwen Sun
Chinese Notion of Public Space:
Towards Another Urban Design Practice in Northern Chinese Capitals

Anteneh Tesfaye Tola 
The Making of Places of Coexistence – Addis Ababa 
Xialu Wang

Redevelopment of Railway Station Areas in China - Towards Spatial Integration Strategy


Gül Aktürk


Impact of Climate Change on Urban-Rural Built Heritage in the Eastern Black Sea Region: The case studies of Rize and Artvin


John Hanna

Registering conflicts: spatial production under traumatic conditions


Stephan Hauser

Post-Carbon spatial planning in port cities


Elmira Jafari

Transnational Planning Practices of the Cold War: Envisioning Tehran’s urban Future (1960-1980)


Paolo De Martino

Port-city development in Rotterdam and Naples: Entanglements in port and city decision-making processes 


Rose Sarkhosh 

History of shaping urban imageries in Tehran projected by Iranian political powers, in the light of the existence of oil in Iran


Fatma Tanis


Port city culture of Izmir as a cross-cultural construct – Narratives of Izmir’s Border Crossing Practices since 16th Century



The Architectural Project and its Foundations

The research programme ‘Architectural project’ focuses explicitly on architecture as métier, or ‘craft’ in the broadest sense of the word; a field in which making and thinking are inextricably linked. The programme regards the ‘architectural project’ as the cornerstone of architectural practice and reflection.
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