Call for Papers
School of Architecture, Ariel University
Once a year, the School of Architecture at Ariel University in Samaria publishes Architext, a bilingual (English and Hebrew) journal on architecture. In fact, this is the only academic peer-reviewed journal published by any Israeli school of architecture.
The topics of each issue vary – sometimes they have a common theme and sometimes they do not. Each issue contains approximately six papers, as well as presenting several noteworthy projects done by the school’s students.
The idea to publish a journal was a response to a real need to expand academic and theoretical discussion as an integral part of architectural action, by establishing an outlet for dialogue and creation for writers, whether they belong to the school or not. The journal’s papers bring up various contexts of public and cultural space, and local and global space, and it offers the writers with a chance to express their thoughts and present experimental research in architecture, both in theory and in practice.
Issue 8: Networks and Objects at Work
With the advent of information technologies in the postwar period, one witnessed the emergence of new fields of knowledge. Among others, cybernetics focused on the nature of communication systems between humans and machines, thereby influencing our perception of natural and artificial environments. From Reyner Banham’s Environment-Bubble to Nicholas Schoffer’s Cybernetic Tower, Kisho Kurokawa’s Metabolist model, and more recently Greg Lynn’s Strand Tower project, information sciences, with their related technologies, have dramatically transformed our perception of the environment and our ability to act and react to it. The shift from a fixed to a dynamic model of reality led to the movement from architectural objects to systems, and from an idealistic to a statistical understanding of the architectural form. Here, it can be argued that the ever-increasing influence of information technologies in architecture has even affected its disciplinary nature, triggering a movement from autonomy to transdisciplinarity.
These various processes pose new challenges to architectural research and point to the following questions:
- What is the nature of the architectural object in the post-digital age?
- What is the potential of architectural models in describing, visualizing or simulating these dynamic knowledge systems?
- How would you define the transdisciplinary of architecture in the current convergence of knowledge?
- How do you envision the relationship between architecture and technology in the postwar era?
- How can technological systems and infrastructures, dominate the formation of landscapes or architectural interventions?
In this special issue on Networks and Objects at Work, architectural theorists, historians, designers and practitioners are invited to submit essays and projects that take a critical stand in the fields of computational design, interactive and responsive architecture, environmental studies, and related fields. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted by XXXX. The abstracts should state the subject and generalize the argument to be presented in the proposed article.
– Dr Edna Langenthal, School of Architecture, Ariel University of Samaria
– Itzik Elhadif, School of Architecture, Ariel University of Samaria
Editorial Board Members
– Prof. Beni R. Levy, School of Architecture, Ariel University of Samaria
– Prof. Gilad Duvshani, School of Architecture, Ariel University of Samaria
– Dr Ruth Dorot, School of Architecture, Ariel University of Samaria
– Prof. Perez Gomez, School of Architecture, McGill University, Canada
– Prof. Yungao Xi, School of Architecture, Southeast University, China
– Prof. David Leatherbarrow, School of Design and Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, USA
– Prof. Jeff Malfas, School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania, Australia
– Prof. Siamak Shanshin, Zurich, Switzerland
– Prof. Adam Shar, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle, England
– Prof. Hernan Casakin, School of Architecture, Ariel University of Samaria
– Arch. Udi Mendelson, School of Architecture, Ariel University of Samaria
Guidelines for Submitting Papers to Architext
Please make sure to follow these instructions fully and precisely to meet deadlines and prevent delays in the publication of your paper (if accepted for publication).
- On the first page of the paper, please write:
- The title of the paper
- The name(s) of the author(s), profession or affiliation with academic institution, the author(s)’ email address and complete address, and short bio(s) of the author(s).
- On the second page, please write:
- An abstract (up to 300 words) that emphasizes the paper’s contribution to and implications for the field of architecture.
- The body of the paper should be divided as follows:
- An introduction to the topic
- The topic background
- Research methods used (if relevant)
- The findings and a discussion of them
- Conclusions and summary
- Submitting the paper
– The paper must be sent in as a Word file and will not exceed 5,000 words.
– The paper will be typed in the Arial font, size 12 and will be double-spaced.
– The paper will be written in clear and correct Hebrew, or, alternatively, clear and correct English.
- In-text citations and reference list
- In-text citations will mention the author’s last name and the year of publication in parentheses with a comma between them, e.g. (Cohen, 1993) ((כהן, 1993.
- If the citation is for a book, note relevant page numbers, e.g. (Cohen, 1993, p. 97). If the citation is for an article (in a journal or a research compilation), page numbers should be mentioned in the reference list, while in-text citation should mention author’s name and year of publication only as stated above (unless the citation is for specific page numbers within the article, in which case relevant page numbers should be included).
- Citing more than one author is according to year of publication. In Hebrew papers, Hebrew names will come before non-Hebrew names, e.g. (כרמי, 2001, עמ' 32; Benjamin, p. 38, 1968).
- References will be placed at the end of the paper and in Hebrew papers will be divided with the Hebrew list first and the non-Hebrew list last. Both lists must be alphabetized according to the authors’ last name.
- Reference list format
Author’s last name, first name initial, year of publication. Name of book (Bold in Hebrew) Location of publisher: Name of publisher
גרינפילד־גילת, י', 2015 . צאצאי הזמן ודיירי המרחב: על מקומה של האדריכלות בעולם מתחדש. תל אביב: רסלינג .
Benjamine, W., 1968. Illumination: Essays and reflections. New York, NY: Schocken Books.
Author’s last name, first name initial, year of publication. Name of article. Name of Journal (Bold in Hebrew) Issue number, page numbers.
אירווין, ב', 2015 . אדריכלות וגשמיות: מקום וזמן בקו הרקיע של ניו יורק. ארכיטקסט, 5 , עמ' 22 – 37.
Irwin, B., 2015. Architecture and embodiment: Place and time in the New York skyline. Architext, 5, pp. 22–37.
Research compilation article
Author’s last name, first name initial, year of publication. In: First name initial + Last name (Ed.), Name of book (Bold in Hebrew). Location of publisher: Name of publisher, page numbers.
שחר, א', נצן־שיפטן, א' וזבה, ר', 2008 . גבולות ופתחים של קדושה: הקריה החסידית בחצור הגלילית.
בתוך: ש' כהן וט' עמיר )עורכות(, צורות מגורים: אדריכלות וחברה בישראל. תל אביב: חרגול, עמ' 65 – 91.
Tolkin, P. and Wilson, M. D., 1997. Catfish and Coltrane: A conversation about making a homesite. In: S. Harris and D. Berke (Eds.), Architecture of the everyday. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, pp. 55–63.
- In general, commentary should be used minimally.
- The commentary should be referenced by a superscript digit following the punctuation mark, if any, usually at the end of a sentence.
- Numbering of such notes will be sequential throughout the article.
- The commentary should appear as endnotes that follow the reference list.
- Photos, illustrations, diagrams and tables
These should be integrated into the body of the text. For articles that are accepted for publication, they should be sent separately either by email or via a cloud storage service in a high resolution format so that they can be included in this high quality journal.
- Images and tables will be adapted to the journal format (approx. 21*21cm)
- Each table and figure should also have a caption and sequential numbering within the body of the text.
Articles should be sent by May 1, 2019 to the Chief Editors to email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Acceptance of an article for publication requires that it be original