Patterns of space usage inside buildings are currently experiencing a noteworthy change. While function used to be a relatively clear descriptor of a building type including typical usage behaviours – everyone knew what a bank and a shop and a library was – the reality of what is happening inside buildings nowadays is much more complex, diverse and multi-layered than a single word can describe. Against this background, we would like to invite scholars to contribute to this Special Issue of the Journal of Space Syntax on ‘Changing Building Typologies’ with original research on themes of the importance of building typologies, comparative studies of buildings, new ways of classifying buildings, mapping the diversity of usage and investigating transformation processes of buildings.

Articles have to be based on high quality rigorous and previously unpublished research. The use of space syntax methods and theories is desirable, but other methods and approaches are equally welcome.

You can read more about the Call here:  JOSS_5_2_CBT_CALL

 

KEY DEADLINES:

Abstract submission:                            1 April 2014

Invitation to submit full paper:            15 April 2014

Full paper submission:                       30 June 2014

 

Please submit a 500 word abstract by 1 April 2014 directly to the guest editor of this Special Issue Dr Kerstin Sailer (k.sailer@ucl.ac.uk) with the subject ‘JOSS Special Issue submission’.