Call for Chapters: Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture


Gülşah Koç (Yildiz Technical University, Turkey)
Bryan Christiansen (Global Research Society LLC, USA)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018
Full Chapters Due: February 28, 2018
Submission Date: June 30, 2018


Architecture is an art or science of designing buildings and psysical environment with an aesthetic creativity and it depends on social structure, social needs, economic datas, environment and technological development. From this point of view artchitecture can be shaped by the culture of the societies, their beliefs, surround environment, construction materials and technology. When we look at past we can easily see that there is always a strong relation between culture, environment and architecure.


The primary objective of the proposed publication is that of Reference material for scholars and architect practitioners who need a holistic view of the field that is not normally found in publications on architecture. The secondary objective is to provide a foundation for other similar books on the subject. The book should be published because there are few reference / resource materials available on architecture that encompasses a variety of aspects such as cultural influences, environment and technical issues related to the subject.

Target Audience

The primary intended audience is scholars who have the need for qualified Reference material regarding the subject matter of the proposed publication as outlined above. While having academic rigor, the book will be written in a way such that it can also be understood by non-academics and non-specialists who have the educational background to comprehend the importance of the proposed publication.

Recommended Topics

  • International Business in Architecture
  • Ecological Design
  • Material Selection in Ecological Design
  • Earth As a Construction Material
  • Earth Building Design and Technologies
  • Innovative Earth Building Construction Techniques and Stabilizers
  • Reusing/Recycling Stabilized Earth Building Materials
  • Biophilia
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • Cultural Influences on Architectural Design
  • Passive Design
  • Sustainable Urban Design
  • Sustainable Urban Metabolism
  • Sacred Geometry in Architecture
  • Biogeometry in Architecture
  • Biomimetic Architecture,and Materials
  • Energy Use in Architectural Design
  • Energy and Resource Efficiency in Architecture
  • Material Efficiency in Architecture
  • Ecology and Architecture
  • Enviromentally Benign Building Materials That Can Be Continuously Reused, Recycled and Reintegrated
  • Synthetic Biology in Architecture

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 31, 2018. Authors will be notified by February 15, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 28, 2018, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Important Dates

Phase 1:
Proposal Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018
Full chapter Submission: February 28, 2018

Phase 2:
Review Process: February 28 to April 15, 2018
Review Results to Chapter Authors: April 30, 2018

Phase 3:
Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors: May 30, 2018
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors: June 15, 2018
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor: June 30, 2018

Editorial Advisory Board
Associate Professor Chau Chi-kwan - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Department of Building Services Engineering
Associate professor Gianandrea Ciaramella - Politecnico Di Milano - Department Of Architecture, Built Environment And Construction Engineering
Arch. Phd. Researcher Valentina Puglisi - Politecnico di Milano – Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering
Prof. Giuseppe Bonifazi - Rome La Sapienza University – Department of Chemical Engineering Environmental Materials
Associate Professor Sabrina Lucibello - Rome La Sapienza University – PDTA Department Planning Design Technology of Architecture
Reseacher Liala Baiardi - Politecnico Di Milano - Department Of Architecture, Built Environment And Construction Engineering
Associate Prof. Chunlu Liu-Deakin University – School Of Architecture and Built Environment
Prof. Zaiyi Liao - Ryerson University – Department of Architecture
Dr. Lucija Hanzic - Queensland University - School of Civil Engineering
Prof. Brenda Vale - Victoria University of Wellington – School of Architecture
Associate Prof. P.S. Chani - IIT Roorkee – Department of Architecture and Planning
Assistant Prof. Ashwani Kumar - Malaviya National Institute of Technology – Department of Architecture and Planning
Practitoner / Architect Suhasini Ayer Guigan, Auroville Design Consultants
Prof. Ila Gupta, Ansal University - Sushant School of Art and Architecture
Associate Prof. Rajendra Kumar, Ansal University - Sushant School of Art and Architecture
Assistant Prof. Jason Charalambides, Morgan State University - Department of Graduate Built Environment Studies School of Architecture and Planning
Assistant Prof. Leon Bridges, Morgan State University - Department of Graduate Built Environment Studies School of Architecture and Planning
Associate Prof. Blaine Brownell, University of Minnesota - School of Architecture
Associate Lecturer Ian Nazareth, RMIT University - School of Architecture and Design
Associate Prof. Nancy M. Clark, University of Florida – School of Architecture
Lecturer Dr. Arash Beizaee,De Montfort University – School of Engineering and Sustainable Development
Assistant Prof. Aletheia Ida ,University of Arizona – School of Architecture, CAPLA
Assistant Prof. Peter Raab, Texas Tech. University - College of Architecture
Dr. Apeksha Gupta,Rachana Sansad Institute of Environmental Architecture
Senior Lecturer Jacqueline Mcintosh, Victoria University of Wellington / School of Architecture
Dr. Emina Kristina Petrovic, Victoria Uniiversity of Wellington / School of Architecture
Senior Lecturer Rosalie Menon,Glasgow School of Art/ Environmental Architecture


Gülşah Koç
Bryan Christiansen