Author: Burak Pak

Superdiversity and Social Inclusiveness in the European Urban Landscape – Making Future Collective Spaces

  During the last decades collective spaces around Europe have been changing rapidly. We are witnessing the emergence of a new condition called ‘super-diversity’. This term a level and…

Experimental Practices in Architectural Design Studio

Experimental Practices in Architectural Design Studio This PhD research aims to focus on experimental practices in architectural design studios through three main processes namely, triggering concepts, extraordinary representations…

Reframing Fragile Heritage

Micro strategies for a social and sustainable re-use of fragile heritage. This comparative, local-interactive project aims to understand, and create a better insight, how local populations of deprived…

Collective Spaces of Informal and Formal Market Spaces as Emergent Infrastructures

Understanding Urban Dynamics of Informal and Formal Market Spaces as Emergent Infrastructures: Self- Organisation Processes of Urban Growth and the use of Collective Spaces in the African City –…

The Architect – Heritage Practitioner as Storyteller

The Architect – Heritage Practitioner as Storyteller

Modest Heritage and Local Identity

The research is focused in two intermingled lines. (1) The first line researches the ‘mechanisms on theory-building’ with a special attentiveness to the relation between theory and daily…

Collective Structures

The common research project starts from the idea that the built environment and open spaces, can be understood as Collective Structures. The research project focuses on urban projects,…

Project Arrivée: Countermapping Super-diversity in Brussels & Ghent

  Project Arrivée: Counter-mapping Super-diversity in Brussels and Ghent with Architecture Students This project introduces a counter-mapping attempt augmented by a Geoweb 2.0 platform in the context of two Belgian inner-city…

Hybrid as Open Signifiers

If we consider highly urbanised regions, like Flanders, as atypical metropolitan constellations than the quality of this diluted urban environment, characterised by a multitude of ‘holes’, is to…

Formal and informal design processes

Bridging the gap between formal and informal design processes This doctoral study proposes that, all societies which are in transition require a new role and form of architectural…

Collective Reflexivity {in} and {through} Design

This research covers an interdisciplinary area between architecture and urban design, participation and digital spatial media*. The two main and complementary focus points are exploring and enabling bottom-up…

Streetscape Territories

Streetscape Territories is the name given to an international research and design project that deals with the way buildings and properties are related to streets and how their…

Mapping Public Space in the City of Ibagué (Colombia)

Informal and social practices of collective space This project was part of research study of the Facultad de Artes Integradas, Arquitectura, Univ. de Ibague (Colombia) on the social…

Landscape Design of Shlomo Aronson

Theory and Practice of Arid Landscape Design of Shlomo Aronson Shlomo Aronson (b. 1937) is a leading Israeli landscape architect whose works are well known in the professional…

Unlocking the potential of collective spaces

Unlocking the potential of collective spaces in the peri-urban condition. Defining a theoretical framework and exploring intervention strategies for the horizontal metropolis: the case of South-West Flanders. The…

Spatial Configuration of Collective Spaces

Spatial Configuration of Collective Spaces within Formal/Informal Dynamics: the Relation between Urban Transformation and Infrastructure in the Case of the Plaza de las Glorias Catalanas, Barcelona. The PhD-research…

An Opportunity in Contemporary Remains

An Opportunity in Contemporary Remains: Change of Use and its Relation to the Urban Fabric. The regeneration of urban areas is a multi-layered topic, characterised by a high…

Rethinking Collective Spaces

Rethinking Collective Spaces

Space Suitability and the Design Process

Space Suitability and the Design Process – a research on remote architectural practice and local identities Remote practices are of a peculiar importance for designers today. In this…

International Projects- ADU 2020 & Common Streetscapes