The Nexus Network Journal announces Calls for Papers for forthcoming issues dedicated to special themes.

 

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 Nexus 2023: Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics

12 – 15 June 2023
Torino, Italy

hosted by

DAD – Department of Architecture and Design of the Politecnico di Torino
and
Kim Williams Books

It is our great pleasure to announce the Call for Proposals for the 14th international, interdisciplinary conference “Nexus 2023: Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics”, to take place 12  15 June 2023 in Torino, Italy, presented by DAD – Department of Architecture and Design of the Politecnico di Torino and Kim Williams Books.

This important meeting is the fourteenth conference in the Nexus series, following those in 1996 (Fucecchio, Florence, Italy), 1998 (Mantua, Italy), 2000 (Ferrara, Italy), 2002 (Óbidos, Portugal), 2004 (Mexico City), 2006 (Genoa, Italy), 2008 (San Diego, USA), 2010 (Porto, Portugal), 2012 (Milan, Italy), 2014 (Ankara, Turkey), 2016 (San Sebastián – Donostia, Spain), 2018 (Pisa, Italy), and 2020/2021 (Kaiserlautern, Germany, held online).

 

Download the Call for Presentation Proposals as a PDF

The Nexus Network Journal is pleased to announce a Call for Papers

From Geometry to Fabrication in Architecture

Guest Editors:

Vesna Stojaković and Bojan Tepavčević


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Novel design methods such as fabrication-aware design, structurally informed design, material based design reflect increased interest towards creating new relations between geometry and fabrication in architecture. The objective of this special edition is to examine different relationships between geometry, architecture and fabrication. How can we efficiently fabricate complex geometric shapes in architecture? How can architectural design be enhanced through the connection of geometry and material constraints? Can we use fabrication tools to develop new language of geometric forms? Researchers, designers and builders are invited to submit articles on the relationship between geometry and fabrication process in architecture addressing these and similar questions and objectives.

 

This Call for Papers can be downloaded here: NNJ_Call for Papers_Geometry-Fabrication.

Deadline for submissions for review: 1 December 2022 

 

The Nexus Network Journal is pleased to announce a Call for Papers

Analytical Design in Architecture: New Developments

Guest Editors:

Vilmos Katona and Kristóf Fenyvesi


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Architecture could be considered as arising from the interaction between aesthetics and function. In other words, creativity in architecture involves both arts and precise planning, and is accordingly inspired by both nature’s complexity and the human mind’s capacity for non-restrictive abstraction. 

To bring these two halves together, architectural design could be understood as an organically evolving context of information patterns. Moreover, novel pattern languages could be developed integrating syntax analyses, design algorithms, fractal theories, gamification, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and other miscellaneous computational and mathematical approaches.

The goal of this special issue is to mobilize the synergies between various types of analytical knowledge for developing new platforms of intuitive planning and providing objective feedback for designers on a variety of design methods.


[Image credits: (c) ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart.]

This Call for Papers can be downloaded here: NNJ_Call for Papers_Analytical_Design.

Deadline for submissions for review: 31 January 2023 

 

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 15 February 2022

The Nexus Network Journal is pleased to announce a Call for Papers

Ratio and Proportion in Architecture

Guest Editor:
Stephen R. Wassell

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To commemorate the 450th anniversary of the publication of Silvio Belli’s treatise "On Ratio and Proportion", the Nexus Network Journal is dedicating a special issue to ratio and proportion in architecture. We hope to be able to present, through a collection of diverse research papers, a broad overview of the many facets of this fundamental concept. We welcome papers covering any cultures and any historical periods. We especially encourage a focus on contemporary architects and their works in which proportion has played a key role.

This Call for Papers can be downloaded here: NNJ_Call for Papers_Ratio-Proportion.

Deadline for submissions for review: 15 January 2022 15 February 2022