We are pleased to announce the creation of the Architecture Research Network (ArchRN), which focuses on 11 major areas of scholarship. SSRN's newest network provides a worldwide online community for architecture scholars and for the sharing of ideas across a broad spectrum of early stage research, including working papers, conference papers, preprints, etc.

The discourse and research of architecture have been scattered for a long time. As an inherently interdisciplinary field, architecture often works in the spaces between other disciplines. These two difficulties make a repository of scholarship all the more necessary, yet until now, completely absent. With the creation of ArchRN, that repository is now open and connected directly to dozens of similar networks of professional investigation that will not only produce affinities but also help to expand the discipline of architecture greatly.

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The following ArchRN areas are available and subscriptions will be free during the start-up phase.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Architecture-Criticism.html
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Description:This area includes content that demonstrates a significant critical eye toward new projects of architecture both built and speculative. The sections, New Construction and Competitions, represent two of the most dominant subcategories of the conversation surrounding the state of the built environment today. Historically, Competitions have been held for some of the world's most significant projects. Although less common today, they are still a fixture within the criticism conversation.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Architecture-Design.html
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Description:This area includes content on the design of architecture both physical and speculative. Architecture work can come in a wide range of forms, which are subdivided within this network into Design Manifestoes, Design Research, Professional Practice, and The Academy.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Architecture-Educator.html
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Description:This area includes content that supports high quality student learning in Architecture and related disciplines, and is designed for the sharing of teaching materials. This includes casebooks, reviews of casebooks, lecture notes, class summaries, outlines, supplementary materials (for your own or someone else's book), syllabi, problem sets, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and other teaching materials.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Architecture-History.html
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Description:This area includes content on the history of the world told through the lens of architecture as well as the history of architectural objects. Architecture history has a profound impact on the world at large including individuals of all statuses. The topics within this area divide the world into three epochs, Pre-Modern, Modern, and Post WW2, for organizational purposes but do not pretend to argue that world history can be so cleanly divided.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Architecture-Negative-Results.html
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Description:This area includes content in which negative results were found. Negative results are instances in which the expected outcome of the research was not borne out by the results. The negative results area includes papers that have controversial or provocative results that challenge established theories as well as papers that replicate or support findings published elsewhere.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Architecture-Sciences.html
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Description:This area includes content on all forms of architecture sciences ranging from sociological approaches to structural engineering. The topics in this area are somewhat disjointed, but necessarily so, as they represent the breadth of content covered by architects and researchers.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Architecture-Theory.html
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Description:This area includes content on the theories that define architecture as well as those that post-rationalize architecture. Architecture theory as a topic is difficult to define, but this area contains conversations from Philosophy, Design, and Aesthetics.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Historic-Preservation.html
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Description:This area includes content about the maintenance, restoration, and renovation of historic sites of architecture. This network spreads back to ancient history by way of Archaeology and stretches well into the 20th century. The decision to restore or demolish an architectural work is discussed in this network as well as the conversation between restoration and renovation.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Interior-Design.html
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Description:This area includes content on the topic of interior spaces. These projects, although once the purview of architects, are more and more commonly being completed by interior designers. They remain, however, the primary means by which people interact with Architecture. Humans spend the majority of their lives inside and thus the interior deserves a separate network for discourse.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Landscape-Architecture.html
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Description:This area includes content on the topic of exterior spaces. Whether inhabitable as in park space, or not, as in decorative accents to building sites, landscaping is one of the largest exercises completed by architects. This area contains papers related to Parks as well as the flora and fauna of architectural land.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Urbanism.html
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Description:This area includes content on the topic of the city. The city is the primary habitation of people around the world. This network seeks out the specifics of life in the city ranging from demographics to urban planning activities. The migration patterns, particularly in the contemporary political climate, are also found within this area.

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SSRN's searchable library contains abstracts, full bibliographic data, and author contact information for more than 869,700 papers, more than 404,200 authors, and full text for more than 740,900 papers. This content can be accessed at http://papers.ssrn.com.

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Searching on an individual's name in the author field on our search page at http://ssrn.com/search provides a directory of scholars that includes contact information for authors, including email, postal, telephone, and fax information.

SSRN's objective is to provide rapid, worldwide distribution of research to authors and their readers and to facilitate communication among them at the lowest possible cost. In pursuit of this objective, we allow authors to upload papers without charge. And, any paper an author uploads to SSRN is downloadable for free, worldwide.

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