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Architectural Design / Architectural History and Theory MPhil // PhD students

Ollie Palmer project 2013

Architectural Design MPhil/PhD and Architectural History & Theory MPhil/PhD are aimed at architectural designers and historians and theorists of architecture respectively. In practice, there is considerable overlap and engagement between the two programmes, which consist of a dynamic group of around 90 innovative doctoral students. 

The programme has an international body of students with at least half its students coming from overseas. Many are funded by their home governments or by UCL or one of the UK research councils, or another funding body such as the Royal Institute of British Architects.


Current students 


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 A


Yota Adilenidou


Yota Adilenidou

Scripting Errors

 


Coloured lights installation: Andre Alfonso PhD profile


Andre Afonso

Comparative analysis of embodied interactions in public spaces: case studies of urban media installations in London

 

  

 

Ava Aghakouchak

Soft Architectural Prosthetics; Spatiotemporal Amplifiers of Consciousness

 

 


Bihter Almac


Bihter Almac

Designing in a state of distraction: obscuring the practices of architectural design

 


Plan of Kiziba refugee camp, Rwanda


Nerea Amoros Elorduy

Architecture as a tool for young children learning in Eastern Africa’s protracted refugee encampments

 


Anna Andersen


Anna Andersen

Everywhere close and strongly felt? Christian Norberg-Schulz's windows: a critical exploration

 


Sabina Andron


Sabina Andron

Skin Deep: The Material Site Specificity of Urban Surface Inscriptions

 

 

Nicola Antaki

 

Nicola Antaki

A learning architecture: Active citizenship with Muktangan School and Mariamma Nagar community

 

 


Marcela Araguez Escobar


Marcela Araguez Escobar

Spatial Uncertainty. Methods for the Creation of a Loosely Defined Architecture in the Cases of Cedric Price and Arata Isozaki

 

 


Vasileios Aronidis
 

 


Image for Gregorio Astengo's PhD profile page


Gregorio Astengo

Architectural Transactions: Locating Architecture in the Early Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (1665–1700)

 


Pinar Aykac


Pinar Aykac

Musealisation in the Urban Context: Multiple Narratives of Sultanahmet Archaeological Park in Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula

 B

Book covers


Tal Bar

Digital Architecture and Difference

 

Work by Jaime Bartolomé Yllera


Jaime Bartolome Yllera

Architectures of Joy
 

 

 


Paul Bavister
 

 


Petri dish with coloured sand


Richard Beckett

Bioaugmented Design: Designing the Indoor Environment

 


Katy Beinart


Katherine Beinart

Salted Earth: revealing traces and reconfiguring identities in contested sites of migrant history in 20th-century London 

 


Ruth Bernatek PhD profile image: Lumières Diatope 1978


Ruth Bernatek

Audiovisual Architectures: Iannis Xenakis and the Polytope Projects (1945–1985)

 


Robotic arm used to chisel wood


Giulio Brugnaro

Innochain ESR10 ‘Simulating Robotic Feedback’: Adaptive Robotic Training for Subtractive Manufacturing

 

 


Matthew Butcher
 

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Armando Caroca Fernandez
 

 


Thom Callan PhD profile: Skateboard park beneath a motorway flyover


Thom Callan

(Re)constructing skateboarding to create social value

 


Niccolò Casas


Niccolò Casas

Digital Decadence - The aesthetics of Ugliness in the age of digital architecture

 


Black and white image of men in suits posing for a photograph


Chin-wei Chang

A Middle Ground between Beaux-Arts and Modernism: Tracing Chinese Modernities in Architectural Education, 1923–1952

 

 


Frosso Charalambous
 

 

 


Mollie Claypool
 

 

 


Miranda Critchley
 

 

 


Sally Cummings
 

 D


Ines Dantas


Ines Dantas Ribeiro Bernardes

Urbanism through Landscape - Trees defying the City’s Surface
 

 


Image for Bernadette Devilat's PhD profile page


Bernadette Devilat Loustalot

Re-construction and record: exploring alternatives for heritage areas after earthquakes in Chile

  

 

Asha (Ting) Ding

Affective Computing Based On Gait Recognition and Artificial Neural Network in Architectural Built Environment

 

 


Killuan Doherty


Killian Doherty

Decolonizing architectural practice: exploring dwelling and distinction within the (development) landscapes of Rwanda

 E


Sevcan Ercan


Sevcan Ercan

Politics of Space, Identity and Displacement: Rum Villages and Town of Imbros Island

 

 


Pol Esteve
 

 F


Daniyal Farhani research


Daniyal Farhani

A model of the informal urban planning processes of Guangzhou

 

 


Pavlos Feraios
 

 


Drawings by Judit Ferencz: Cooking at Robin Hood Gardens


Judit Ferencz

The Graphic Novel as an Interdisciplinary Conservation Method in Architectural Heritage: A Book of Hours for Robin Hood Gardens

 

 


Susan Fitzgerald
 

 G


Stylianos Giamarelos research


Stylianos Giamarelos

The Spheres of Publicity and the Labyrinth of Practice: The Postmodern Fermentations of Architecture in 1980s Greece

 


Nadezda Gobova research


Nadezda Gobova

Urban mentality and infrastructure in Russia’s planned industrial cities: the example of Yekaterinburg from 1920s–2015

 

 


Evan Greenberg
 

 


Isabel Gutierrez Sanchez


Isabel Gutierrez Sanchez

Infrastructures of Caring Citizenship

 H

 


Colin Herperger
 

 


Bill Hodgson research


Bill Hodgson

Exploring community led self-building as a contribution to London’s housing shortage

 


Floating object on a lake


Sander Hölsgens

Skill acquisition and filmic gestures: toward a phenomenology of skateboarding in Seoul, South Korea

 J


Nahed Jawad research


Nahed Jawad

A Revival of Historical Architectural Forms: The Muqarnas. Research into Three-Dimensional Islamic Geometric Patterns

 K


Contact sheet of images from Irene Kelly's PhD profile page


Irene Kelly

Peace-process infrastructure: Constructing landscapes in-between Irelands

 


Images showing Seoul’s Nanjido Landfill-Park


Jeong Hye Kim

Seoul’s Nanjido Landfill-Park and Urban Ecologies What brings the sense of uneasiness to the Nanjido landfill-park?

 

 


Paul King

Codifying and fabricating an invisible architecture

 

 

 


Dionysia Kypraiou
 

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Hina Lad
 

 


Felipe A. Lanuza Rilling research


Felipe Lanuza Rilling

Absence through layering: from experiencing urban leftovers to reimagining sites

 

 


Claudio Leoni
 

 


Ifigeneia Liangi supporting image PhD profile page


Ifigeneia Liangi

The Architectural Novel: A study on the Greek spaces of magical realism

 

 


Rebecca Loewen

How to Isolate Inframince for Architectural Design

 

 

 


Thandiwe Loewenson
 

 M


The Headmaster’s Office at Foxhole, Dartington Hall School: Interior with fireplace, bookcases and parquet floor


Kieran Mahon

Experimental Environments: The Architecture of England’s Progressive Schools, 1914–1939

 


Close-up of layered hydrogel, part of Shneel Malik's PhD research project


Shneel Malik 

Viscous Biomaterials for Application in Architecture Large-scale Manufacturing of Algae-laden Bio Scaffolds

 


Samar Maqusi research


Samar Maqusi

Spatial Violations: constructing the political inside the Palestine refugee camp

 

 


Matthew Mcdonald
 

 


Carlo Menon - PhD thesis - 'Little' magazines: covers


Carlo Menon

‘Little’ Architectural Magazines of the Early 21st Century. Critical Discourse and Collective Practice, In and Out of Academia

 

 


Mahroof Mohammad
 

 N


Table with suspended objects and projection


Thi Phuong-Trâm Nguyen

Anamorphic images: an interval in the body

 O


Megan O'Shea research


Megan O’Shea

Building on Disjunction: Housing the One-Multiple of Humanity

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Oliver Palmer
 

 

 


Annarita Papeschi
 

  


Thomas Pearce
 

 


Photo montage of students at work around a table and a student with a video camera


Sol Perez-Martinez

Urban Studies Centres and Built Environment Education in Britain 1968-1988: A Framework for Critical Urban Pedagogy today?

 

 


Mariana Pestana
 

 

 


Arthur Prior
 

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Sophie Read
 

 


Sarah Riveriere - designing stasis


Sarah Rivière

Designing stasis, the generative space of confrontation between kindred elements.

 

 


Felix Robbins
 

 


Natalia Romik


Natalia Romik

Post-Jewish architecture of memory within former eastern European shtetles

 

 


Rense Royaards
 

 S


Street with mosque in Cape Town, South Africa


Ozayr Saloojee

A Borrowed Architecture: Conflict Urbanism and Identity in Strand, Cape Town, 1820-1930 

 


Luísa Alpalhão


Maria Luísa Silva Alpalhão

[Urban Nomads]: a catalyst for cross-cultural cohabitation in public spaces

 

 


Wiltrud Simbuerger
 

 

 


Sayan Skandarajah
 

  


Amy Smith

University College London: Architecture and Identity

 

  


Rosemary Spankie
 

 

 


Dimitrie Stefanescu
 

 

 


Lina Sun
 

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Hand-drawn plan of a building


Huda Tayob

Hidden histories and Invisible Spaces: Migrant trading places in Cape Town

 


Claire Malaika Tunnacliffe


Claire Malaika Tunnacliffe

Street Messages and Creative Place Making in West African Urbanism

 V


A woman sitting and a man standing on a new wooden structure


Quynh Vantu

Engaging through the Threshold

 W


PhD Research Conversations: Freya Wigzell & Samar Maqusi


Cindy Walters

Rethinking the Pavilion

 


 


Freya Wigzell
 

 


Daniel Wilkinson


Daniel Wilkinson

After Michelangelo, A Contemporary Baroque 

 

 


Henrietta Williams
 

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Seda Zirek


Seda Zirek

Designing and Making through Timber and Machine Learning

 

 


Fiona Zisch
 


Past students


A
  • Adam-Theodoros Adamis
    Liquidity in Architecture
  • Nadia Amoroso
    The Exposed City and Its Images: A Theoretical Study of Mapping as it Relates to Visual Representation of the City from the Early 20th Century to Today
  • Ana Araujo
    Patterning: Envisioning New Strategies for Architectural Design Based on the Textile-Inspired Procedures of Repeating, Scaling and Masking. Shortlisted, RIBA Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, 2009
  • Wesley Aelbrecht
    Architecture and ethnography in the slums of Lisbon : a study of participation in the films of Pedro Costa, 1997-2006.
  • Ricardo Agarez
    Modern architecture, building tradition and context in southern Portugal 
  • Kalliopi Amygdalou
    (Re)Constructing identity in the urban space: The cases of Izmir and Thessaloniki in the first half of the 20th century 
  • Alessandro Ayuso
    DEPLOYING A NEW BODY AGENT: An Investigation of the Figure as an Agent for Design
B
  • Katherine E. Bash
    Spatial Poetries: Heuristics for Experimental Poiesis
  • David Buck
    In an Open Field: an investigation of temporal landscape notation 
  • Eva Branscome
    A Fiction of Style in the age of Postmodernity
  • Joanne Bristol
    Interspecies spaces: écriture féline
C
  • Eray Cayli
    The Architecture of Collective Memory: Turkey’s 'Witness-Sites' from the Inter-coup Period (1960-1997) and Their Museumification 
  • Chadi Chamoun
    Neorealist Director Architect: Critically Observing the Obvious
  • Nat Chard
    Drawing Indeterminate Architecture, Indeterminate Drawings of Architecture
  • Emma Cheatle
    Part-architecture:The Maison de Verre through the Large Glass, 2013
  • Marjan Colletti
    Digital Poetics: An Enquiry into the Properties of 'Mimetic Intrafaces' and the 'Twoandahalf Dimensionality' of Computer-Aided Architectural Design
  • Marcos Cruz
    The Inhabitable Flesh of Architecture. Winner, RIBA Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, 2008
F
  • Stella Flatten
    Urban Blind Spots: an image-discursive analysis of post-socialist artefacts in contemporary Berlin
G
  • Pablo Gil Martínez
    Numen architecture: An architecture influenced by the numinous attributes of animals
  • Ruairi Glynn
    Motive Architecture 
H
  • Sophie Handler
    A Little Bit of TLC: Towards an Alternative Urban Practice of Elderly Care 
  • Catja De Haas
    The doll's house and the Enclave: a toolkit 
  • Penelope Haralambidou
    The Blossoming of Perspective: An Investigation of Spatial Representation
  • Abril Herrera Chavez
    Internet and Urban Media for Social Neighbourhoods: Broadband in Rural Villages of Cornwall
  • Jonathan Hill
    Creative Users, Illegal Architects
  • Teresa Hoskyns
    The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space
I
  • Popi Iacovou
    On Movement as a Principle for Spatial Construction
  • Ersi Ioannidou
    The (Existenz-) Minimum Dwelling 
J
  • Nicholas Jewell
    Socialism and Shopping: The Role of the Shopping Mall in the Formation of Public Space in Modern China
K
  • Jan Kattein
    The Architecture Chronicle: Diary of an Architectural Practice. Shortlisted, RIBA Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, 2010
  • Alexander Kidd
    High-Tech goes Shopping: Superstores in Britain, 1970 to 2000
  • Rosalie Kim
    The Hyphenation of the Void: From Eastern Ecology to Western Architecture
  • Taeyoung Kim
  • Petros Koutsolampros
  • Kristen Kreider
    Toward a Material Poetics: Sign, Subject, Site. Shortlisted, RIBA Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, 2009
L
  • Torsten Lange
    Critical Thinking, Complex Design: The concept of Komplexe Umweltgestaltung and the problem of complexity and quality in the production of the built environment in 1970s and 1980s East Germany 
  • Constance Lau
    Touching on Transparency: Glass, Vision and the Tactile Window 
  • Kwang Guan Lee
    Cast & Camera: An intimate engagement with making at Grymsdyke Farm, 2013
  • Tea Lim
  • Abigail Lockey
  • Lesley Lokko
    Out of Africa. 'Race', Space, Place: An Investigation of Architectural Response-ability
M
  • Yeoryia Manolopoulou
    Drawing On Chance: Indeterminacy, Perception, and Design. Shortlisted, RIBA Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, 2005
  • Suzanne MacLeod
  • Igor Marjanovic
    Pedagogy into practice: Alvin Boyarsky’s Collections and the Estrangement of Architecture
  • Carlo Menon
    ‘Little’ Architectural Magazines of the Early 21st Century: Critical discourse and Collective Practice, in and out of Academia.
  • Mahsa Agha Ali Mesgar
P
  • Mariana Pestana 
R
S
  • Alexandru Senciuc
  • Pinai Sirikiatikul
    Constructional ‘Theory’ In Britain, 1870s – 1930s
  • Camila Sotomayor
    Aberrant Ageing
  • Juliet Sprake
    Learning-through-Touring: A New Design Methodology for Situated Learning Derived Through Touring the Built Environment
  • Ro Spankie
    Thinking Through Drawing 
  • Bradley Starkey
    Post-Secular Architecture: The Spiritual in Models of Thought and Models of Architecture
  • Ben Sweeting
    Architecture and Undecidability
T
  • Amy Thomas
    The Square Mile: Spatially redefining the City of London in the context of global financial networks 
  • Mette Ramsgard Thomsen
    Discovering Mixed Realities: An Exploration of Digital Interfaces as a Site for a Space of the Event
  • William Tozer
    A Theory of Making: Architecture and Art in the Practice of Adolf Loos
W
  • Victoria Watson
    The Atmospheric Signifier: Miesian Form-Giving, Lefebvrian Space and Cotton Grid
  • Neil Wenman
    A Space to House Nothing: Examining the Adoption of Architectural Terminology and Forms of Representation in Conceptual Art 
  • Freya Wigzell
    The Conduits of Transgression: A study of shells in Architecture
  • Danielle Willkens
    Thomas Jefferson, Sir John Soane, and Maria Cosway: the transatlantic design network, 1768-1838
Z
  • Alex Zambelli
    Scandalous Artefacts