Design creativity and integrated visualization are explored in a special issue of the International Journal of Architectural Research (Archnet-IJAR), available now on Archnet. Jack Steven Goulding and Farzad Pour Rahimian served as guest editors for the November 2015 issue (volume 9, issue 3), which presents nine papers from leading scholars, industry, and contemporaries. These papers provide an eclectic but cognate representation of AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) design visualisation and integration, not only uncovering new insight and understanding of these challenges and solutions, but also providing new theoretical and practice signposts for future research. The entire volume is available for download.
Established in 2007, Archnet- IJAR is an interdisciplinary, fully-refereed, open access, scholarly online journal of architecture, planning, and built environment studies, edited by Professor Ashraf M. Salama, head of Architecture at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Supported by two co-editors, Farzad Pour Rahimian and Remah Gharib, IJAR has two international boards (advisory and editorial) that ensure the quality of scholarly papers and allow for a comprehensive academic review of contributions spanning a wide spectrum of issues, methods, theoretical approaches, and architectural and development practices. IJAR provides a comprehensive academic review of a wide spectrum of issues, methods, and theoretical approaches. It aims to bridge theory and practice in the fields of architectural/design research and urban planning/built environment studies, reporting on the latest research findings and innovative approaches for creating responsive environments.
Archnet-IJAR is indexed and listed in several scientific and research databases, including Avery index to Architectural Periodicals, EBSCO-Current Abstracts-Art and Architecture, INTUTE, Directory of Open Access Journals, Pro-Quest, Scopus-Elsevier and many university library databases. The journal is archived, in its entirety, in Archnet, the most comprehensive online community for architects, planners, urban designers, interior designers, landscape architects, and scholars working in these fields, developed by the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.
To submit articles for future issues of IJAR, visit the online submission page.