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Nakhara is an annual peer-reviewed journal, a forum for exchange of academic experiences and research activities in the field of environmental design and planning.  Guided by rigorous scholarship and innovation, the editorial board welcomes submissions of high-quality papers in all areas of environmental design and planning: landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, city and regional planning, environmental conservation, ecology, geography, cultural studies, art, archaeology, and history. Published by the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand,Nakhara ’s main focus is on Asian environmental design; however, being open to exciting and innovative contributions from authors around the world,Nakhara hopes to appeal to a broad academic and professional readership.  All articles submitted to the journal are evaluated through the editorial board, which is committed to a fast, electronically managed editorial process. Editorial statistics about turnaround times, first-response times and rejection rates will be published regularly.

Sufficiency, Balance and Harmony: Ecological Architecture from an Asian Perspective

20 January 2012

Much of the global negotiations around climate change have been caught between the twin facts that the areas of the world (Europe and North America) that are historically responsible for carbon emissions are now making demands on developing countries, especially in Asia, that have much greater density and poverty than the West. Meanwhile, global development debates have recently included a shifting language towards Asian values such as “sufficiency, balance and harmony.”

Clearly, green or sustainable architecture is a socio-cultural as well as a technological question, and therefore different global perspectives are necessary to confront the dual challenges of climate change and rapid urbanization. This call looks for essays from architecture, landscape, environmental design and planning scholars which examine the relation between natural resource exploitation and socio-cultural values both historically and in innovative practices today. Essays that look critically at examples of sufficiency, balance and harmony in Asian architecture, design or planning, and how these values play out in contemporary design practices, are of special interest to the editors.

Manuscript Deadline: April 30, 2012

First enquiry to:
More information and Submission Guidelines: (Nakhara Vol . 1 – Vol.7) (From Nakhara Vol.8)

Editor in Chief:

Associate Professor Brian McGrath,
Parsons The New School for Design, USA

Guest Editors:

Atch Sreshthaputra, Ph.D (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
Anupama Kundoo, Ph.D (Parsons The New School for Design, USA)
David G. Robson (MA, RIBA)
Scott Drake, Ph.D (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)


Call for papers December 01, 2011 – March 31, 2012
Publication October 2012


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ISSN : 1905-7210


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    Vol. 6 November 2010

    ISSN : 1905-7210