http://jauh.ro/index.php/JAUH/issue/feed Journal of Architecture, Urbanism and Heritage 2020-06-22T11:37:42+03:00 Ana-Maria Branea ana-maria.branea@upt.ro Open Journal Systems <p>The <strong>Journal of Architecture, Urbanism and Heritage</strong>, <strong>JAUH</strong>, is an open access, peer-review academic journal which publishes original research papers and advances theory, research and practice in the fields of architecture and urban planning.</p> http://jauh.ro/index.php/JAUH/article/view/27 The opportunity to convert the industrial heritage in the city into co-working spaces 2019-12-31T20:47:36+02:00 Carmen Elena Săndescu carmen.sandescu@icloud.com <p>Traces of the communist industry bankruptcy are present in every city of Romania and many industrial towns. Plenty of old industrial buildings are forgotten in ruin for too long, continuing to fall apart and bring bad influences into the neighborhoods and many industrial towns shrunk because of the people migration after the industrial collapse.</p> <p>Many examples are close to the cities borders, but also plenty in the urban area, a lot of old buildings with not real aesthetic or historical value being part of the urban landscape.</p> <p>Converting an existing building structure, means to change its function and content, using the existing materials, the embodied energy, preserve the memory of the place, and reintegrate the building into economical, social and cultural circuit. Many think demolition is a better option, but it depends from case to case. We will start to make better decisions when we will try to see the industrial heritage not only as a problem but also as a resource.</p> <p>Co-working is constantly growing around the world in the last 10 years and many projects were successfully applied in industrial heritage places. In Romania the heritage of industrial ‘decays’ is huge and in the last 3-5 years co-working is starting to emerge and bring more and more interest not only in the capital but also in the other big towns. Could this be small chance to regenerate our cities, to bring new energies, good vibes into this old structures with respect for their identity, memory, traditions and put inside the latest trend in working style?</p> 2019-12-31T20:45:41+02:00 Copyright (c) 2019 The copyright for articles in this journal is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. http://jauh.ro/index.php/JAUH/article/view/26 Plastic 2020-06-22T11:37:42+03:00 Lucian Brihacescu lucianbrihacescu@gmail.com <p>The first part of the article describes the context and reasons that generated the Archigram movement as well as its main principles and projects. The second part follows &nbsp;the impact it had, on visual arts and on the mentality of the generations that followed, as well as on the new context that makes sort of possible, usable and effective some of the radical avant-garde concepts proposed by the group.</p> 2019-12-31T20:46:09+02:00 Copyright (c) 2019 The copyright for articles in this journal is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. http://jauh.ro/index.php/JAUH/article/view/25 Redefining Safe Play Space 2019-12-31T20:47:36+02:00 Lois Cristiana Ionescu lmatzek@yahoo.com <p>Not all play is equal and not all playgrounds are equal. There is a lack of free play in today’s society and it is mostly due to superficial playground design and public policies. Based on studies of residential areas, this paper wants to uncover new methods of designing playgrounds so that they are accessible and likeable to residents. A family-friendly design process is proposed, and it motivates designers and administrators to rethink residential neighborhoods in a bottom-up manner.</p> 2019-12-31T20:46:39+02:00 Copyright (c) 2019 The copyright for articles in this journal is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. http://jauh.ro/index.php/JAUH/article/view/24 Optimal conditions required for an afterschool program 2019-12-31T20:47:36+02:00 Otilia Miruna Hăbuc mirunahabuc95@gmail.com <p>The paper aims at presenting and evaluating the basic elements of the best functioning of an afterschool center, the benefits that such a center would bring to the community, the basic rules. Nowadays, these 'school after school' programs are a great quest among parents who work to give their children a living standard of their own. Due to the lack of time, many parents prefer to enroll their children in such programs to keep them safe and supervised. Afterschool programs are an idea of the future, a private initiative to combat juvenile delinquency. Because of these centers, children are developing intellectually, delivering much better learning outcomes, helping them to develop themselves and diverse skills by participating in a wide range of exciting courses. Using biophilic design in setting up centers will create an atmosphere that plays an important role in enhancing children's performance.</p> 2019-12-31T20:47:08+02:00 Copyright (c) 2019 The copyright for articles in this journal is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal.