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Ethics of open types (2021)
Book Chapter
Landi, D. (in press). Ethics of open types. In Architecture and Collective Life. Routledge

A characteristic of the 21st century for some societies is the establishment of better healthcare systems, a reduction in infant mortality and a growing number of adults living longer. However, these accomplishments can have a downside. For example,... Read More about Ethics of open types.

Local Community Area (LCA) Project. The family and village system as a design tool (2020)
Journal Article
Landi, D. (2021). Local Community Area (LCA) Project. The family and village system as a design tool. Architecture and Culture, 9(2), 286-309. https://doi.org/10.1080/20507828.2021.1838104

Local Community Area© project (LCA) was a theoretical experiment in architecture and social organization. It presented a new form of collective inhabitation that rejected atomization. Working in the Japanese context, the LCA explored architectural re... Read More about Local Community Area (LCA) Project. The family and village system as a design tool.

The Ethics of Open Types (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Landi, D. (2019, November). The Ethics of Open Types. Paper presented at 16th Annual International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association, Dundee, UK

A characteristic of the 21st century for some societies is the establishment of better healthcare systems, a reduction in infant mortality, and a growing number of adults living longer. However, these accomplishments can have a downside. For example,... Read More about The Ethics of Open Types.

Physical Models as a Teaching Tool in the Digital Condition (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Landi, D. (2019, June). Physical Models as a Teaching Tool in the Digital Condition. Paper presented at 4th Rencontres de l’EDAR - EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Architecture as a discipline and a profession continually deals with the making sense of reality and all its complexities. A fundamental tool used in this process is the use of physical models as a substitutional tool. For instance, they are not a me... Read More about Physical Models as a Teaching Tool in the Digital Condition.

The implications of a new paradigm of care on the built environment. The Humanitas© Deventer model: Innovative practice (2019)
Journal Article
Landi, D., & Smith, G. (2019). The implications of a new paradigm of care on the built environment. The Humanitas© Deventer model: Innovative practice. Dementia, https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301219845480

© The Author(s) 2019. As people live longer, rates of long-term conditions such as dementia are increasing and healthcare costs are exponentially increasing. Dementia services recognise there is a need for change; this paper provides an example of ho... Read More about The implications of a new paradigm of care on the built environment. The Humanitas© Deventer model: Innovative practice.

‘The open typology’: Towards socially sustainable architectural and care types (2019)
Journal Article
Landi, D., & Everett, G. (2019). ‘The open typology’: Towards socially sustainable architectural and care types. Architecture_MPS, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.amps.2019v16i1.001

One aspect that characterises the twenty-first century is its accomplishments such as better health-care systems, improved economies, a reduction in infant mortality and a growing number of adults living longer. However, these accomplishments can hav... Read More about ‘The open typology’: Towards socially sustainable architectural and care types.

The Hyper Reality Principles in the Age of the Post-Humanism: the Paradigm Post-Human Body -Hyper City (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Landi, D. (2018, November). The Hyper Reality Principles in the Age of the Post-Humanism: the Paradigm Post-Human Body -Hyper City. Paper presented at 15th Architectural Humanities Research Association International Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Since ancient times, the use of the analogy human body - buildings was central in architectural and urban design. On the one side, the Greeks used a “psychological understanding” of the body; on the other side, the Romans used their “geometrical un... Read More about The Hyper Reality Principles in the Age of the Post-Humanism: the Paradigm Post-Human Body -Hyper City.

Towards new architectural and urban typologies: Thinking, making and living as a post occupancy evaluation method (2018)
Journal Article
Penn, A., Carver, C., Landi, D., Uiterwaal, C., Van Der Gried, , Backman, K., …McStay, A. (2018). Towards new architectural and urban typologies: Thinking, making and living as a post occupancy evaluation method. Conscious Cities, 3(Conscious Cities Anthology 2018: Human-Centred Design, Science, and Technology), https://doi.org/10.33797/CCJ.03.01

Conscious Cities Anthology 2018: Human-Centred Design, Science, and Technology showcases individuals and groups that are contributing towards this new approach to creating a better built environment.

The Image of the Hyper City (2018)
Journal Article
Landi, D. (2019). The Image of the Hyper City. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 32(3), 533-548. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11196-018-9583-8

© 2018, The Author(s). Since the nineteenth and twentieth century, information has been pivotal both in the cultural tradition and then in the economic tradition. While the Fordism economic model and its specialisation requirements originated a simpl... Read More about The Image of the Hyper City.

Why “Heterotopias”? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Landi, D. (2018, August). Why “Heterotopias”?. Paper presented at 14th International Federation on Ageing Global Conference on Ageing, Toronto, Canada

Living “Heterotopias”: The Gojikara Mura© Settings (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Landi, D. (2018). Living “Heterotopias”: The Gojikara Mura© Settings. In 5th International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment S.ARCH, (431-452)

People are living longer and being old is becoming the norm but the potential of acquiring a long-term condition such as dementia is increasing. The societal viewpoint has started to conceptualise the aging population phenomenon as an impending socia... Read More about Living “Heterotopias”: The Gojikara Mura© Settings.

“Open typology” as heterotopia: A comparative analysis between gojikara mura in nagakute (Japan) and humanitas in deventer (Netherlands) (2018)
Journal Article
Landi, D. (2018). “Open typology” as heterotopia: A comparative analysis between gojikara mura in nagakute (Japan) and humanitas in deventer (Netherlands). International Journal of Design in Society, 12(3), 41-71. https://doi.org/10.18848/2325-1328/CGP/v12i03/41-71

© Common Ground Research Networks, Kin Wai Michael Siu, Oluwole Soyinka, All Rights Reserved. The twenty-first century norm is represented by people living longer. This new demographic structure creates a number of societal challenges. One such chall... Read More about “Open typology” as heterotopia: A comparative analysis between gojikara mura in nagakute (Japan) and humanitas in deventer (Netherlands).

The thinking, making and living of architecture as a method for evaluating the Impact of aged people and dementia friendly environments on users' social and economic inclusion (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Landi, D. (2017, February). The thinking, making and living of architecture as a method for evaluating the Impact of aged people and dementia friendly environments on users' social and economic inclusion. Poster presented at Changing Lives, The Union building of Manchester Metropolitan University