Architecture, Culture and Tectonics Research Group
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The Architecture, Culture and Tectonics Research Group welcomes inquiries from Academics and Post-Doctoral Scholars who wish to spend short or longer periods working with the group for research purposes.

We would invite our visitors to present a research seminar within the Department of Architecture and Built Environment during their visit.

Please visit the following link to find out more 
information in regards to Postgraduate Exchanges.

Please submit all queries to Research Administrator Catherine Mitchell where they will be reviewed by the Head of Group, Dr Jonathan Hale.

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Visiting researchers

 
 

Current and visiting researchers

Dr-Shen

Dr Shen Ying

19 January 2015 to 29 December 2015

School of Architecture,
Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology

Education:

PhD in Architecture Design and Theory.

Urban Village and Residential Environment of Floating Population.
Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology. Xi’an, China.

ME. in Architecture Design and Theory.
Urban Village and Residential Environment of Floating Population.
Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology. Xi’an, China.

BE. in Architecture.
Chang’an University, Xi’an, China.

Research History and Interests

Professional Experience:

Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture (2011 - present)
Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an, China.

Research Interests:

  • Urban Village and Floating Population Settlement
  • Housing Design

Research Experience:

Director of Research on: 

  • Research on Improvement Method in Residential Environment of Floating Population
  • Talent Technology Fund Project (2012 - present)

Major Research Projects:

Special Research Project in Bureau of Cultural Relics of Shaanxi.
Research on Village’s Construct and Remediation in Large Ruins 
Preservation in Chang’an Ancient City.

Talent Technology Fund Project in Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology.
Research on Improvement Method in Residential Environment of Floating Population. 

Talent Technology Fund Project in Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology.

Research on the Process of Architecture Design in the Market Economy.

 
 

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Mrs Luo Qi

10 February 2015 to 6 February 2016

Beijing Jiaotong University

Education:
Part-time PhD Student
China Central Academy of Fine Arts. Beijing, China.

MArch in Architecture Design and Theory
Architectural and environmental analysis of the historic villages located in Mentougou District of Beijing.
Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Beijing, China.

BArch in Architecture
Zhejiang University. Hangzhou, China.

Research History and Interests


Professional Experience:

Teaching Assistant, School of Civil Engineering(2006 - 2007)

Lecture, School of Architecture and Design(2007 - present)
Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China.

Visiting Scholar, School of Architecture (2009 - 2010)
Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

Research Interests:
Theory of Architectural Design 
Conservation and Regeneration of Architectural Heritage

Research Experience: 
Director of Research on: Spatial Conception of Gazetteer Illustration
The Study of the Relationship between the Design Tools and Architecture Form

Major Research Projects: 

Research project fund by China Scholarship Council
Spatial Conception of Gazetteer Illustration 

Fundamental Research Funds for the National University 
The Study of the Relationship between the Design Tools and Architecture Form

Research project fund by Rural Development Bureau of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the P.R.China 
The Investigation and Research of the traditional dwellings in Beijing, Shanxi, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang Province

School of Architecture & Design, Beijing Jiaotong University

 
 

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Asst. Professor Senem Koca

01 September 2015 to 31 August 2016

Yıldız Technical University Faculty of Architecture Department of Architecture, Istanbul, Turkey

Education:  
PhD in Architecture Design 
Yildiz Technical University Faculty of Architecture Department of Architecture, Istanbul, Turkey

Thesis Name: The Potentials Endowed upon Space by Information Flows and an Attempt to Read an Information City: The Case of Istanbul (Director/Advisor: Prof Dr Tülin Görgülü) (written in Turkish)

MSc in Architecture Design 
Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture Department of Architecture, Istanbul, Turkey

Thesis Name: Placelessness in ContemporaryArchitecture (Director/Advisor: Prof Dr Nur Esin) (written in Turkish)

BArch in Architecture
Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture Department of Architecture, Istanbul, Turkey

 
 
Research History and Interests

 Born in Samsun (Turkey) in 1977, Senem Kaymaz Koca has graduated from Istanbul Technical University Department of Architecture in 2001. She took her MSc degree from the same university in 2005, with thesis entitled ‘Placelessness in Contemporary Architecture’.

After working as architect in several architectural offices in Istanbul between 2001 and 2005, she worked as research assistant at Bahcesehir University Faculty of Architecture between 2005 and 2007. Her PhD in Architectural Design at Yildiz Technical University was completed in 2012, with thesis entitled ‘The Potentials Endowed upon Space by Information Flows and an Attempt to Read an Information City: The Case of Istanbul’.

She has been working in the Department of Architecture at Yildiz Technical University as an assistant professor since 2007. Her research fields concentrate on information city, architectural design theories and theories of space and place.

She has published many academic articles in national and international journals and attended many international symposiums and workshops. She is a member of Chamber of Architects in Turkey.

 
 

Previous Visiting Researchers

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Anna Luusua

MSc Architect
Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu

Education:
PhD student at Oulu School of Architecture
Embodied experiences of digitally augmented urban places

Master of Science in Architecture, University of Oulu
Land use plan for urban infill in the residential area of Heinäpää
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Oulu
 

Architecture, Culture and Tectonics

The University of Nottingham
Faculty of Engineering
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


telephone: +44 (0)115 82 32502
email:ACT@nottingham.ac.uk