Research + Design Projects



Massimals: Interactive Assembly Models Stich Morphologies: Shanghai  Erratic O Caminho Das Estrelas
Akari Takebayashi & Jason Scroggin, University of Kentucky Jeffrey Nesbit, Texas Tech University Daniel Norell, Kungliga Tekniska Hőgskolan & Einar Rodhe, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Mattucci Melania, Università della Svizzera Italiana


ACSA is pleased to announce the accepted projects of the juried Research + Design Exhibition. Congratulations to all for your outstanding visual research and creative work. View the selected projects in the image galleries below, and attend OPEN CITIES to learn more about each project. Accepted authors are invited to present their work in dedicated project sessions during the conference. Special Merit Awards will be announced during the Research + Design Exhibition Panel Discussion in Seoul on June 22, 2014.

Professional/Faculty Category

ReSKIN: Parametrically Defined Insulated Metal Panels Urban Nesting Paper Variations open cities to domestic thresholds Protocols for Systemic Formats reFolding Muqarnas: A case study A Park & Townhall for an informal settlement Massimals: Interactive Assembly Models Ascoli Piceno Nuovissimo Sukkanoe Synthetic Epiphytes	Rip[Stop] Tower Bidirectional Parametrics in Architecture and Urban Design_The Han River in Seoul 6970 - Urban Art Lab Salt Lake City Contingent Design of Post-Industrial Spaces Cumulis Occuli Parking[day] 2013 Vitalized Geometry Geographies of a Global Company Town Post Structural Delineation Stitch Morphologies : Shanghai Farmways Hanoi Lill-Valla: Tracing Landscapes Layered Elements – Reclaiming World Wide, Waste-based and Passive Technologies to Fight Malaria The Mutating Demilitarized Zone (DMZ): Layers of Spatial Negotiations Xianliang Glass Pavilion Net Zero Energy Infrastructure For Detroit`s Future Public Realm Altered (e)States site: anywhere The Dark Ecology of Magnitogorsk Affordable Housing Prototype for Manhattan Lantern Field: Attention and deceleration through communal making and interaction Breaking the Mold: Variable Vacuum Forming Erratic Everyone Harvests: Edge City

Student Category

Charl’e(au)roi [25X25km] O caminho das estrelas Reconstructive Temporalities: A Trojan Horse for Public Space Zipping accross the edge A FUTURE SCENARIOS BASED COMPUTATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR CAMPUS PLANNING The "Multicase" Shrinking ElectriCity Claiming the City, Potential for Co-existence The AsYouWish Game Mulitipli_citi: Johannesburg the urban mediate Farming the Flood Render Authenticity

Meet the Jury



Jaehee Chung
Hongik University

Peter Ferretto
Seoul National University 


Hsinming Fung
Southern California
Institute of Architecture / 

Hahn Joh
Hongik University / 
HAHN Design


Alice Kimm
University of Southern 
California / JFAK

Ken Min

Eui-Sung Yi


Call for Research + Design Projects Exhibition - SUBMISSION SITE CLOSED 

In recognition of the highly visual research and creative work being done by architecture faculty members and practitioners around the world, the Open Cities Conference will feature a juried Research + Design Projects Exhibition. Educators, practitioners, and advanced graduate students are invited to submit projects and reports on ongoing research, presented in a single PDF image (20" x 30" / 50.8 x 76.2cm, portrait), along with an optional abstract. The submissions will be reviewed by a jury of renown designers. Accepted projects will be included in a physical exhibition held during the conference and published online after. Additionally, the jury will select a number of projects for special merit awards in Student and Professional categories. 

Project Submission Requirements

Authors are required to submit a poster (PDF or JPEG, 20” x 30” / 50.8 x 76.2cm, portrait orientation) and an optional 500-word abstract. Posters and optional abstracts must be formatted for blind peer review (no names or affiliations). 

The 2014 Open Cities - ACSA/AIK International Conference is open for submissions to any professional, faculty, graduate and doctoral students worldwide. If you are already an ACSA member, please log into the website and complete your submission. If you are not an ACSA member or do not have ACSA credentials, please send an email to or to request credentials for the 2014 International Conference.


+ Download the Conference Poster


 Summer/Fall 2013
     Call for Abstracts Announced
 Fall 2013
   Project Exhibition Announced
 January 15, 2014
   Submission Deadline


For questions please contact: 

Eric Wayne Ellis                                                   Angela DeGeorge
Director of Operations and Programs              Programs Coordinator                                
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