Açık Kitaplar

DAKAM Books 

Contemporary Issues Series

DAKAM has been publishing academic books in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and architecture with an interdisciplinary perspective since 2011.  The recently launched Contemporary Issues Series aims to deal with contemporary issues, challenges, and discussions with high academic standards. As part of the series, Call for Book Chapters will be announced to invite scholars from different parts of the world to contribute to DAKAM's CI Series. All books will be double-blind peer-reviewed and include several authors. Our Fall Call for Book Chapters for CI in Architecture Series has been announced.

SPRING 2021 - Calls for Book Chapters











Authors are invited to submit their full papers by the 16th of October. Manuscripts submitted for the book must be original, must not be previously published or currently under review anywhere. Submitted manuscripts should respect the standard guidelines of the DAKAM book chapter format: https://www.dakam.org/books-guidelines. 

You can e-mail us your manuscript to info@dakam.org

Fall 2020 Calendar

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 30 October 2020

Registration Deadline: 30 October 2020

Peer Review Reports: 13 November 2020

Submission of Camera Ready Papers: 4 December 2020

Launch of the Book’s First Edition: 28 December 2020

Spring 2021 Calendar

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 30 October 2020

Registration Deadline: 30 October 2020

Peer Review Reports: 13 November 2020

Submission of Camera Ready Papers: 4 December 2020

Launch of the Book’s First Edition: 28 December 2020


DAKAM Publishing House

DAKAM is in the status of an international publishing house according to the criteria by YÖK’s (Council of Higher Education in Turkey) Associate Professor Application Processes. Since 2011 DAKAM has published many multi-authored books, such as the volumes of Death, Art, and Space, Architecture and Autonomy, Climate Change, and Cities in addition to numerous conference proceeding books and IJAUS and IJSSIS Journals.


The book will be an open-access e-book and will reachable at DAKAM’s website: www.dakam.org/books Upon order, we can send printed copies.

Printed DAKAM books can be found in Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) in Hannover, in Homer, Rıfat Bali, and Pandora bookstores as well as in Google Books bookstore.


Publication Fees

All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. 

The publication charge is to be paid after the pre-acceptance for evaluation according to the academic book standards set by YÖK (The Council of Higher Education of Turkey). In case of rejection, you will be reimbursed. 

Publication Fees:

Regular Fee: 200 Euro 

Student Fee: 150 Euro

Fee for the academics working at a university in Turkey: 100 Euro

For Fall 2020 Books:


For Spring 2012 Books:


Architecture Series Editor

Yıldız Aksoy, Assoc. Prof. Dr.



New Trends and Frontiers

Architecture and Innovation is an edited (multi-authored) book focusing on the new trends and frontiers in architecture. Architecture renews itself in terms of structural, aesthetical, and functional aspects that correspond to the needs of every age. Unlike artistic creativity, innovation in an architectural sense has to be evaluated differently as an object of use in social life. The innovation might include technical, design, manufacturing, management, and commercial aspects related to presenting a new (or improved) product. In other words, innovation, as a novel idea bringing an added-value, is an enterprise tool, in which change is used as an opportunity. Originality, on the other hand, the quality of being special and not the same as anything else, opens up a discussion of how an original architectural move relates to the context, history, and cultural background. Original and/or innovative, new social demands and new technological apparatus challenges architecture every moment by calling out the creativity of the designer.

Within that scope, the concepts of innovation, originality, and creativity will be brought into focus. The research and new technologies in architecture will also be put on the agenda. Furthermore, not only the 21st century but also the new approaches in history will be brought into the spotlight. Case studies, new research results, and theoretical works are welcomed.



Artificial Intelligence

Computational Design

Kinetic Architecture

BIM in Design, Virtual Construction, and Facility Management

Internet of Things

Environmental Simulation and Energy Analysis

CFD Analysis

Digital Fabrication Methods

Smart and Responsive Buildings

​Neuroscience and Architecture




Robotics, Automation, and Prefabrication

New-Sustainable and Ecological Approaches and Applications

Self-Assembly Materials and Shape-Memory Alloys

New Use of Concrete, Glass, Metal

Advances in Lighting, HVAC, and Facade Systems

Building Automation Systems

Self-Healing Materials


Thermoelectrics, Photovoltaics



Innovation in History

Design and Originality: Case Studies

New Urban Design Trends​ and Contemporary Urban Issues

Critical Approaches

Innovative Architectural Offices and Projects

Architectural History Revisited

Architectural Theory
Restoration and the Understanding of the Heritage

New Design Processes 

Integrated Research and Design

Issues related to Architectural Practice and Public Policy

Design Education

Futurism, Utopias and Dystopias

Video games and movies


Space, Perception, Function


The significance of the observer’s view in architectural discussions might be brought back to Baumgarten’s striking introduction of the term aesthetics in his Meditations on Poetry. It was Baumgarten’s efforts bringing together the object of thought and denominating aesthetics itself as sensible cognition. In the 19th century, supported by the developments in biology and psychology, the architectural experience took a somatosensory turn, as Wölflin’s groundbreaking thesis illustrated how architectural forms can invoke emotion. Shortly after, the rise of Phenomenology transferred the spatial awareness into the subjects’ grasp, both in cognitive and somatosensory ways. Husserl's subject, das Ich-Zentrum, appropriated the space as the perceived space in the outside world, die Ding-welt, as a transcendental act, while Merleau-Ponty portrayed the bodily movement as the production of the ever-changing architectural space in his Phenomenology of Perception. Following the lead of architects and scholars, who put an emphasis embodied experience such as Neutra in his Survival Through Design, Steen Eiler Rasmussen in Experience of Architecture and Norberg-Schulz in Meaning in Architecture, Juhani Pallasma recently defined the atmosphere as a sixth sense as a total perception of the space in close connection with architectural design supported by cognitive neuroscientific breakthroughs. Yet, the perception and body as the founding elements of architectural space got historically little attention from the architectural practice, which rendered the individual experience mostly as irrelevant to the creative process of the design object.

On the other hand, another thought of school going back to Newton’s absolute space embraced the mechanical description of the use to fulfill the functional needs on a scientific basis. The function has been the main concept of modern architecture and as a problem solver, the architects molded the function throughout modern architectural history. Yet, it is related to human activities, movement, and perception. Additionally, the well-being and psychological states are considered part of the functional agenda, too. How the architects today define the function and integrate it into the design in relation to the user?


The books will bring the concepts of perception, memory, function, and user into the spotlight. Case studies, research and theoretical text, and multidisciplinary works about the experience are welcomed.



User Experience

Function and Form Relationship

Functional Arrangements, Limitations, and Originality

Neuroscience and Neurophysiological Measurements

Cognitive Psychology

Emotions and Space

Perception and Senses


Body and Movement

Visual Composition: Light, Color, Texture

Case Studies

Computation and digital design

Genius Loci and New-Regionalism

Organic Architecture


Memory and Space

Design for the User/İnhabitant

Traditional Architecture

User-centered approaches in history

Theory of Architectural Experience

The creativity of the architect and designer



Feminism, Design, Discrimination

Over the last several decades, feminists and architects have independently developed critiques of modern Western assumptions and cultural practices. The book address gender in relation to architectural discourse and critical theory, focusing on the relationships between sexuality and space hidden within everyday practices.

The book will focus on the discrimination of women to illustrate the historical and contemporary obstacles and pre-given roles. The political and social movements in relation to design and cities will be taken into consideration. On the other hand, design throughout history has been profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women; as practitioners, commentators, educators, and commissioners. But in a narrative that eagerly promotes their male counterparts, their contributions are all too often overlooked. The book will also bring the contribution of women designers into the spotlight.



Architecture and Feminism

Matriarchal Architecture

Women in the History of Architecture

Women and Creativity

Mechanisms of Separation

Power Structures and Hierarchies

Discrimination by Design and History of Architecture

Cities and Gender Issues

Social Roles

Urban Spaces


House, Household, and Women


Biological and Social Differences

LGBTQ studies

Political Movements and Women Rights

Sexism and Star system

#MeToo Movement and Architecture

Care and Childcare


Prostitution, Sexual Assault, Violence

Depression, Psychology, and psychoanalysis

Feminist Pedagogy and Gender in education



Urban Spaces, ​Architecture and Landscape Design

In April 2019, DAKAM has published a multi-authored book “Climate Change and Cities: Structural Environment and Green Spaces” edited by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yıldız AKSOY. Upon the requests by many scholars, we decided to launch another related book called “Pandemic: Cities, Architecture and Landscape Design”, which will also be edited by Yıldız Aksoy.

The World Health Organization declared an official Pandemic during the process of fighting against COVID-19 and all world cities have entered a new era, in which everything from the economy to social policies, from management styles to production relations, from lifestyles to personal relations have started to be discussed and transformed.

During the pandemic process, a new-normal has begun: Working from home, online education, online meetings, social distancing, and travel restrictions have merged with the psychological depression, health issues, and expected economic crisis. Reconsidering the layout and design of urban spaces during the pandemic has added new responsibilities to architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and design professions. Given that the cholera epidemic was detected and taken under control by examining water supply maps and sewer infrastructure data in London, the spatial analysis and solutions will also play a big role to control the COVID-19 pandemic and to live with it. The green and public areas as well as houses and workplaces (not to mention the health facilities) will play an important role in our during- and post-pandemic future. For that reason, the book “Pandemic: Cities, Architecture and Landscape Design” will be of crucial importance in terms of tackling the current design challenges.



Green Areas during and after the Pandemic

Landscape Gardening in times of Isolation

Beaches, parks, squares

Urban Analysis and Planning in the fight against the pandemic

The Social-Distancing Protocol and Innovation in Design

New Workplaces

New Homes

Digital Spaces

Health Care Facilities

Politics of the Pandemic

Psychology during the pandemic and Architecture

Public Transportation and Streets

Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkiye

  • facebook
  • Twitter Clean
  • White Instagram Icon