About NA and NAF
The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research represents a pluralist research and publishes original academic contributions in the area of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. The journal publishes scientific papers by a blind peer review system. Two senior researchers will review every paper. All reviewers are recognised researchers. The journal supports academic freedom and scientific independence. Submitted paper should not have been published or submitted for publication in another forum.
The Nordic Association of Architectural Research runs The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. The association has two main objectives; production of a journal with high scientific standard and the organization of annual symposium on research issues of importance for the research community in the Nordic countries.
1987 is the birth of the journal and the association. The journal was called Journal of Architectural Research published by the new Association of Architecture. The journal started a Swedish project by researchers in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Lund, managed by the school of architecture at Chalmers. The intention was to publish four issues per year. A system was established with theme editors responsible for special themes in cooperation with an editorial group.
1992 is a second important year in history of the Journal and the association behind it. This year the association was re-organized and become a Nordic Association of Architectural Research. At the same time the journal changed name to Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. This renewal was made visible by a new layout. The board of association was also extended by members from Denmark, Norway and Finland.
1995 a new board was selected for association, dominated by members in Norway, with B. Cold as a new president. The change represents a third phase in history of the association. The objective for the board was to transform the Nordic Journal of Architectural Research to a common project for the architectural research community in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden.
1999 represent a fourth phase in the development of the Journal. P. Bille became editor-in-chief and the journal moved from Sweden, Chalmers School of Architecture, to Denmark, the School of Architecture at Aarhus. At the same time N. Albertsen was selected as president for the Nordic Association of Architectural Research, followed by K. Grillner (2000), L. Villner (2002), E. Kasa (2004) and P. T. Kristensen (2006). Still the journal published a mix an issues with separate articles and articles in specialized themes. Another change that now becomes visible is that many articles were published in English.
2007 the journal moved from Denmark to Norway. E. Kasa at the Department of Architectural Design, Form and Color Studies in Trondheim was selected to new editor-in-chief. Also this renewal followed by a new layout for the journal. This is the fifth phase in the association’s history.
2010 represent the beginning of a sixth phase causes by printing costs and an expensive distribution of the journal to subscribers. The future of the journal was for this reason under discussion and there was a vote among the members. The solution was to produce a journal on line and reorganize the homepage. M. Rönn was selected president for the Nordic Association of Architectural Research. Two new editors-in-chief were also selected at the annual meeting: C. B. Danielsen and M. Granvik. The new online version of Nordic Journals of Architectural Research has at the same time got a new airy layout with a Nordic look. We hope you like the new journal.
BOARD FOR THE ASSOCIATION
Magnus Rönn, KTH/Department of Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden (president).
Rolf Johansson, SLU/Department of Landscape architecture, Uppsala, Sweden (vice president).
Jonas E. Andersson, Danish Building Research Institute, SBI, Aalborg University, Denmark (treasurer).
Other members of the board:
Claus Bech-Danielsen, Danish Building Research Institute, SBI, Aalborg University, Copenhagen.
Anne Elisabeth Toft, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus.
Martin Espensen, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus.
Kaare Eriksen, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg.
Eivind Kasa, Department of Architectural Design, Form and Colour Studies, NTNU, Trondheim.
Trond Haug, SINTEF Academic Press, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Oslo.
Gro Lauvland, Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Design, History and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, 2013.
Minna Chudoba, School of Architecture, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere.
Anni Vartola, Aalto University, Helsinki.
Anna-Maija Ylimaula, Department of Architecture, University of Oulu, Oulu City.
Sari Hirvonen-Kantola, Department of Architecture, University of Oulu, Oulu City.
Emma Nilsson, Malmö University, Malmö.
Karin Grundström, Malmö University, Malmö.
Madeleine Granvik, SLU/Department of Urban and Rural Development, unit of Landscape architecture, Uppsala.
Henrik Reeh, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Copenhagen University, Denmark.
Christoffer Thorborg, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen, Denmark.