Established in 2009 as the first American academic publication focusing on Design and Adaptive Reuse, the Int|AR Journal explores this inherently sustainable practice through multi-faceted investigations and paradigmatic examples. Encompassing issues of preservation, conservation, alteration and interventions, each peer-reviewed issue offers broad but distinct viewpoints on a single topic.

From Scarpa's poetic use of water in the redesign for the Foundation Querini Stampalia in Venice and Luis Barragán’s reflecting pools to Kraanspoor, the reuse of waterfront infrastructure in the Amsterdam docks, the Moses Bridge’s provision of access to a restored 17th century waterline, the reuse of torpedo stations in the Baltic Sea, lifted foundations and floating communities designed for rising sea levels, water has served as an inspiration, a material, a (destructive) force, an auditory experience, a catalyst for architecture and design. 

In Volume 08 of the Int|AR Journal of Interventions and Adaptive Reuse, we contemplate water in all of its many different manifestations.

We invite scholarly proposals of ideas, built or unbuilt projects and critical explorations that investigate the relationship of water in design and building reuse from historical, theoretical, environmental, cultural and social points of view. 

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Int|AR invites abstracts from scholars in the fields of design, interior design, interior architecture, architecture, preservation, related and interdisciplinary fields (architectural history, art history, archeology, engineering, urban studies, media studies). 

Contributing to the international discourse on interior architecture, the journal addresses issues of existing structures and adaptive reuse by promoting creative explorations of this subject through exemplary works in which sustainability is one important facet. Its domain encompasses issues of preservation, conservation, alteration and interventions in the field of architecture and interior studies and practice, but also in the realms of urban and landscape design, and their repercussions in the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, art and design.

By exploring distinct viewpoints and approaches to specific themes, and by selecting contributions through a peer-review process, Int|AR is conceived as an engaging forum in which different and possibly controversial views are expressed.

Selection of abstracts will be based upon the submission’s relationship to a specific question of inquiry and how it relates to Building Reuse.  Articles submitted after the initial abstract review, should be no more than 3500 words. Text must be formatted in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition. All articles must be submitted in English, and spelling should follow American convention. All submissions must be submitted electronically. Text should be saved as Microsoft Word or RTF format. Int|AR is committed to the highest standard of printed graphics and accept only articles where the authors can provide high quality photos and illustrations. Image files as TIFF files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi at 8” by 10” print size. It is the responsibility of the author to secure permissions for image use and pay any reproduction fees. A brief author biography (around 150 words) must accompany the text.


 -Proposals 250 words_ by September 01, 2016

- Notification of abstract acceptances by September 15, 2016

- Full Paper 1000-3000 words_ December 15, 2016


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