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Creative Space

Refereed Research Journal

Respected Colleagues,

It gives me immense pleasure to introduce to you the prestigious Architecture Journal of Chitkara University, ‘Creative Space’, and to invite you to submit your Research Paper for its upcoming issue.

Chitkara University is a leading non-profit University of India. It has been established with the clear mission to pursue excellence in all fields of education and to adhere to the highest standards of academic rigor in all its work. Chitkara University has been founded by and is run by hardcore academicians.

Necessary details of the Chitkara University Architecture Journal are as under:

Name of the Journal Creative Space
ISSN Print 2321-3892
ISSN Online 2321-7154
RNI No. CHAENG/2013/51195
Periodicity of the Journal Bi-annual, as shown in the table below

PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL
Issue Number Month
Issue-1 July
Issue-2 January

It is a matter of great prestige for us that Creative Space has been indexed in the following world renowned journal indexing agencies:

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The journal 'Creative Space' is distributed free of cost both at the national and international level. If you wish to have a print copy of the latest edition of this journal, please email your professional affiliations and complete address at editor.cs@chitkara.edu.in. We will try to send you a complimentary copy of the journal free of cost.

This journal is theme-based. While the inaugural issue covered a few diverse yet critical areas of the present day environment, the subsequent five issues explored themes of ‘The Sacred Space’, ‘Management of Change’, ‘Architecture Education’ and ‘The Technology of Building.’

The upcoming sixth issue (Volume 4, No. 1), for which we are now inviting contributions, is dedicated to studies on 'Transformation, Reuse & Rehabilitation’. The choice of the theme is inspired by the need to highlight the role of re-use and rehabilitation of existing built and natural resourcesas a fundamental strategy to ensure sustainability in the design and management of landscapes, urban settlements and buildings.

Buildings and urban centres areintrinsically dynamic entities. Numerous examples can be cited from historic and vernacular societies to show the constant subjection of old buildings to transformation, redesign, reconstruction and recycling, testifying their attitude of prudent and sustainable use of available resources. Of recent, changestothe existing / historic built environment have also been necessitated toensure compatibilityto contemporary regulations for accessibility, health & safety requirements, seismic retrofitting, and improving energy efficiency. With land prices and construction costs escalating -- especially in the urban centres -- rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of old buildings,is increasingly being seen as a more economic and sustainable form of property development.

The objective of this issue is, thus, to document and investigate various factors triggering the loss of sustainability of our existing environments and to promote–amongst educationists and practitioners alike – appropriate tools, guidelines and design strategiesthat caninduce, monitor and manage the processes of Transformation, Reuse and Rehabilitation.

Writings can include, among others,analytical studies of various factors triggering change in culturally or economically significant buildings, urban areas and landscapes; discourses on the philosophy, ethics, basis, purpose and theory of re-use;historical and traditional examples of re-use and recycling; methods, instruments and techniquesfor successful adaptation, rehabilitation and retrofit of existing properties; appropriate tools for monitoring and managing transformations; systemic gaps that may need to be addressed, and, case examples of innovative approaches to transformation, revitalisation and upgrading of individual buildings, urban areas andlandscapes.

This is an invitation for submission of your research papers and other original, previously unpublished technical writings suited to the above-mentioned theme that has been selected for the upcoming issue of ‘Creative Space’. Please visit http://cs.chitkara.edu.in/ to send your submissions, or, e-mail them directly to editor.cs@chitkara.edu.in.

We look forward to receiving your research paper and its valuable contribution for enhancing awareness of the significance ofthiscritical aspect of our built and natural environment.

Regards,

Kiran Joshi
Editor, Creative Space
Prof. & Head, Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture
Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture
Chitkara University, Punjab – 140401, India
Mobile: +91-9814636529
Landline: +91-1762 507086, +91-172-2741000
E-mail : editor.cs@chitkara.edu.in
Website : www.cs.chitkara.edu.in

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Number - 1 July
Number - 2 January