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The 6th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2014
The Annual NAF Symposium

Designing and Planning the Built Environment for Human Well-Being

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The 6th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2014 was organized on October 23rd to 25th in Oulu, Finland, together with the Nordic Association of Architectural Research Conference (NAAR). The Symposium is the annual gathering for research in architecture, urban design and planning and has been organized by the Finnish schools of architecture (Aalto University, Tampere University of Technology, University of Oulu) together with the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA since 2009.

The current Symposium has besides the national also a Nordic dimension, since the Nordic Association of Architectural Research (NAAR) has arranged the Symposium together with the Oulu School of Architecture.  The theme of the symposium - Designing and Planning the Built Environment for Human Well-being - is once again actual in the rapidly urbanizing world, and we seem to lack research based knowledge of what kind of built environments has the ability to promote good life, the experience of freedom, health, personal security and good social relationships. Our aim was to discuss how to bridge knowledge gaps between the planning, design, production, use and transformation of the Northern built environment in the context of human wellbeing. In addition, theoretical and philosophical discussion openings were asked for. The Symposium call of papers resulted abstracts and manuscripts covering the themes of Theory and Methodology, Urban Design and Planning, Cultural Heritage, Spatial Experience and Learning and Working Environment. Since the research of human - built environment relationship benefits of a cross and trans disciplinary approach, we wanted to welcome researchers and practitioners in architecture, urban design and planning, geography, cultural anthropology, social sciences, ecology, and other fields related to architectural studies to present their work.

The full paper and abstracts submitted to the paper were published in electronic format via an architectural research periodical using the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies’ Open Journal Systems (OJS) – publishing platform in Proceedings of the 6th Symposium of Architectural Research 2014: Designing and Planning the Built Environment for Human Well-Being

For further information, please contact local organizing committee atut.oulu@gmail.com

 
SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
Thursday 23.10.2014
12:00 Registration for the Workshops
13:15 WORKSHOP
Wood Architecture - from Tradition to the New Innovations
WORKSHOP
Moving Designs for Moving Real People
20:30 Get-together party at Apaja
Friday 24.10.2014
9:15 - 11:00 Closing of the workshop sessions Closing of the workshop sessions
 
11.00 Registration for the Symposium
12.15 Welcoming words
Dean Helka-Liisa Hentilä

Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Finland
12.30

Keynote lecture
Professor Kristina Nilsson
Liveable and climate sensitive urban environment
Luleå University of Technology
Unit of Architecture

13.30 Session 1 - Chair Dean Helka-Liisa Hentilä

Emilia Rönkkö
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE:
Actions on health enhancement in northern settlements: Salutogenic Planning concept
Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Finland

Eija Hasu
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE:
Governing domestic space: Townhouse living and the home-making process
Department of Architecture, Aalto University, Finland

Ann Petermans
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE:
Design for subjective well-being in interior architecture: why and how inner environments can contribute to happiness
Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Hasselt University, Belgium

15.00

Coffee

15:30 Session 2
Track A - Chair Architect Anna Luusua Track B - Chair D.Sc. Sari Hirvonen-Kantola
Jan Vanrie
Researching subjective wellbeing in an (interior) architectural context: Apparent, less apparent and illusionary differences between two fields of expertise
Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Hasselt University, Belgium
Osama Mansour and Scott Radford
Green Building Perception Matrix, A Theoretical framework
Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Canada

Suzan Girginkaya Akdağ and Seda Bostancı
The sense of well-being on the campus
Bahcesehir University, Turkey

Osama Mansour
Reflections on the Image of Green Buildings: An Ethnographic Evaluation of A “LEED” Certified Elementary School
Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Sanna Peltoniemi
Well-being architecture in academic workplace
School of Architecture, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Riikka Lumme
Kulttuuriekologinen restaurointi
Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Finland

Piia Markkanen
Knowledge work in campus environment- Opportunities of New Technologies in Working and Learning Spaces
Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Finland

Kari Niskasaari
Controversies in Cultural Heritage Work: Traditional wooden architecture at Olonets Karelian villages in change
Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Finland

Tuuli Tiitola-Meskanen
A Mobile School in the Digital Era: Learning Environment Ecosystem Strategies for Challenging Locations and Extreme Poverty Contexts
Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Finland

Aulikki Herneoja, Miia Mäkinen, Outi Rantala and Maria Hakkarainen
Inscrutable nature-based spatial experience - About research of contemporary tourism destination architecture in the Arctic
Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Finland

   
18.00

Short break

18.15       

Keynote lecture - Chair D.Sc. Aulikki Herneoja
Professor Jonathan Hale
Materiality, Movement and Meaning: Architecture and the Embodied Mind.
Reader in Architectural Theory
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham

19.15         Evening continues at Apaja
 
Saturday 25.10.2014
9.30         Session 3 - Chair Professor Anna-Maija Ylimaula

Ari Hynynen
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE:
A Deep Organic Re-reading of Alvar Aalto's Design Approach
School of Architecture, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Ruth Stevens
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE:
Converting happiness theory into (interior) architectural design strategies. Designing for subjective well-being in residential care centers
Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Hasselt University, Belgium

Jonas Andersson
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE:
Usefulness as key parameter to evaluate accessibility and usability in architecture. A theorem for understanding the Danish building code
School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

11:00

Keynote Lecture
Dr. Tiina Suopajärvi
Lived, sensed and contested: ageing in a smart city
Cultural Anthropologist, Ubi Mingle
University of Oulu

12.00         Lunch
13:30

Session 4

15:00
Track A - Chair D.Sc. Aulikki Herneoja Track B - Chair D.Sc. Emilia Rönkkö

Anna-Maija Tuunanen
Moving Laboratory, Neurophenomenological approaches to Embodiment and Architecture
School of Architecture, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Minna Chudoba
Designing cities, planning for people - the guidebooks of Otto-Iivari Meurman and Edmund Bacon
School of Architecture, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Mirja Lievonen and Päivi Kinnunen
Main Features of Ideal Learning Space
Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Sari Hirvonen-Kantola
Kohti sujuvaa alueidenkäytön suunnittelun ja hyvinvointipalvelujen yhteistyötä
Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Finland

Coffee break

Tiina Mäkelä, Marja Kankaanranta, Claire Gallagher
Involving students in the redesign of learning environments conducive to learning and wellbeing
Faculty of Education and Researcher, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Ira Verma
Planning for Aging Neighborhoods Case Lauttasaari
Sotera Institute, Department of Architecture, Aalto University, Finland

Researcher's / practitioner's comment
Jaana Räsänen
Detecting Architecture An overview to the development of children´s architecture education in Finland
Architecture Information Centre Finland

Magnus Rönn
People's park in Linköping - from cultural heritage to housing area
School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden


Researcher's / practitioner's comment
Jenny Rankka
Liikuntakaavoitus – Physical activity in the context of land use planning
Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Finland

16:50 Short break
17:00 Panel discussion
17:30 Closing words and drinks

For further information, please contact local organizing committee atut.oulu@gmail.com