‘Design at the Boundary’



-Call for Papers-

'Design at the Boundary 2016'

Arab Architect 1st International Conference

 Haifa, Nazareth, and Shafa-Amr, Israel

24 November 2016

(Abstract Submission deadline: May 31, 2016)



Boundary is being crossed, rarely by accident, but mostly in purpose. Somewhere, it's being spanned, there it's being spaced, while in other places it has been a taboo. Can design and architecture challenge spatial boundaries? And in what shape can design deconstruct its tectonics. Is boundary a bliss? Or it’s just a barrier. 

"A boundary is not that at which something stops but, as the Greeks recognized, the boundary is that from which something begins its presencing."   Martin Heidegger, from 'building, dwelling, thinking'



‘Design at the Boundary 2016’, 1st International Conference on Boundary and Design aims at establishing a state of the art event regarding the relationships between forms of boundary and design and the framework of sustainable design concepts.


Abstracts Submission

Abstracts must be clearly written in Standard English, not exceeding 300 words.

Abstracts must clearly address the chosen topic (please refer to topic list).

Abstracts must be submitted via Email:

If you need additional help please contact the Organising Committee.

Abstracts will be double blind-reviewed and graded by two members of the Scientific Committee. Reviewers' comments and suggestions will be sent to Authors.


Papers Submission

Papers must comply with the following:

- Papers must be written in Standard English or Arabic;

- Papers should be no longer than 10 pages including images and references;

- Images should be included in the paper, in their correct position and captioned;

- Images could be with colure;

- Only .doc (MS Word) file types will be accepted.

English and Arabic are the official languages of the Conference (both for presentations and for publication).

Papers must be submitted by Email.

If you need additional help please contact the Organising Committee.



Abstract Submission Deadline May 14, 2016
Final Acceptance Notification of Abstracts June 14, 2016
Final Paper Submission Deadline August 14, 2016
Conference Program will be Available September 15, 2016
Conference Start November  24, 2016



Fees for Authors 200 $
Fees for Co-Authors / Students / Listeners 100 $



Conference Host:                   iDAR-Jerusalem, De-iDEA Labs, and Arab Palestinian Architects Group in Israel


iDAR is an international initiative. Its work aims to meet between interdisciplinary design and architectural practice through cutting-edge explorations and research. iDAR’s Mission is to promote collaboration in research and practice for professionals and students in the fields of architecture, design, research and policy-making. To promote outstanding architectural projects that combine creativity, scientific knowledge, technical innovation, social engagement and a strong sense of responsibility to address environmental challenges. And to promote innovative research in design and encourage an emerging generation of environmentally aware designers, architects and urban planners.