Special Issue "Environmentally Conscious Architecture"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2013)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ute Poerschke (Website)
Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, 121 Stuckeman Family Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Fax: +1 814 865 3289
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Susanne Gampfer (Website)
Department of Architecture, University of Applied Science Augsburg, An der Hochschule 1, D-86161 Augsburg, Germany
Fax: +49 821 5586 3110
This special issue of buildings intends to bring together articles that reflect on environmentally conscious architecture in three different ways:
- From a theoretical point of view, it seeks contributions that interpret and question the meaning, content and goal of environmentally conscious architecture: in which ways does it reflect on the relationship of context, ethics and aesthetics and include climate, cultural and/or economic conditions in order to go beyond mere energy efficient building?
- In terms of a practical approach, it asks for contributions that present and elaborate on built work or building elements from diverse locations that express aspects of environmentally conscious architecture.
- In respect to educational needs, it invites contributions that reflect best teaching methods for the theory and practice of environmentally conscious architecture.
Authors from locations and cultures around the world with specifically local or adaptable global approaches to environmentally conscious architecture are encouraged to submit an abstract or full article. The timeline for the special issue is as follows:
15 March 2013: Abstracts/article proposals due (500 words maximum)
1 April 2013: Notice of acceptance of proposals
15 July 2013: Full manuscripts due
Papers will be published after acceptance.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ute Poerschke
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Susanne Gampfer
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.