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Hans Scharoun's 'dwelling cells' and the autonomy of architecture (2018)
Journal Article
Borsi, K. (2018). Hans Scharoun's 'dwelling cells' and the autonomy of architecture. Journal of Architecture, 23(7-8), 1104-1142. doi:10.1080/13602365.2018.1513418

The paper argues that Hans Scharoun’s articulation of the Siedlung Siemensstadt (1929 – 1931) and Charlottenburg Nord (1956 – 1961) exemplify a process of typological reasoning about how to house and group the urban population, hyperarticulating the... Read More

Universities and the City: from islands of knowledge to districts of innovation (2018)
Journal Article
Borsi, K., & Schulte, C. (2018). Universities and the City: from islands of knowledge to districts of innovation. Journal of Architecture, 23(7-8), 1143-1180. doi:10.1080/13602365.2018.1514524

We are witnessing a new trend in the design of university buildings and other ‘knowledge typologies’, that is, buildings in which knowledge is produced or disseminated, such as research laboratories or libraries. Increasingly, their design inverts th... Read More

Repercussions of singularity of site authorities in making heritage conservation decisions: evidence from Iraq (2018)
Journal Article
Jasim, M. A., Hanks, L., & Borsi, K. (2018). Repercussions of singularity of site authorities in making heritage conservation decisions: evidence from Iraq. ISSN 2096-3041

Different global assertions have recently been made prohibiting the mono approach of decision-makers in formulating heritage conservation policies, due to many unfavourable touristic and political implications. The mono approach has led to exploitati... Read More

Do really the audience's views efficiently boost built heritage conservation policies? (2017)
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Jasim, M., Hanks, L., & Borsi, K. (2017). Do really the audience's views efficiently boost built heritage conservation policies?. ISSN 2241-8148

The role of the audience in re-manufacturing built heritage sites and formulating their conservation policies has often been outlawed by the full control of the site authority through its singularity in formulating these policies. Excluding the local... Read More

The role of social network analysis on participation and placemaking (2016)
Journal Article
Alvarez, L., Borsi, K., & Rodrigues, L. T. (2017). The role of social network analysis on participation and placemaking. Sustainable Cities and Society, 28, doi:10.1016/j.scs.2016.06.017. ISSN 2210-6707

Social networks give structure to our world, are key to building social capital and can form a platform to build-up strength and ability to change; they are, however, often absent from urban studies. In this paper, the authors explored the potential... Read More

Regenerating Liverpool Pier Head waterfront: the role of urban design (2015)
Journal Article
Fageir, M., Porter, N., & Borsi, K. (2015). Regenerating Liverpool Pier Head waterfront: the role of urban design. doi:10.15340/2148193811851. ISSN 2149-8202

This paper investigates the processes by which the regeneration of the historical Pier Head waterfront in Liverpool took place during the first decade of the twenty-first century. The research focuses on three key regeneration projects at Pier Head W... Read More

Drawing the region: Hermann Jansen's vision of Greater Berlin in 1910 (2015)
Journal Article
Borsi, K. (2015). Drawing the region: Hermann Jansen's vision of Greater Berlin in 1910. Journal of Architecture, 20(1), doi:10.1080/13602365.2015.1004619. ISSN 1360-2365

The Greater Berlin Competition of 1910 signals a key transformation in the conception of the city. For the first time, the city was no longer drawn as a continuous bounded urban fabric, but as a set of linked and dispersed urban components distribute... Read More

Continuity and transformation: a civic heart for Chester-le-Street (2014)
Journal Article
Borsi, K., Hanks, L., & Khoshkholghi, S. (2014). Continuity and transformation: a civic heart for Chester-le-Street. International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, 9(1), 23-30. doi:10.18848/2326-9960/CGP/v09i01/36397

Current urban policy approaches to town centres can be summarised through a cleaner, greener and safer approach. At the same time, the value of place and distinctiveness has been recognised as a cultural and economic asset. Public art is seen as help... Read More