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Rahmatollah Amirjani is a Lecturer in Architecture at the School of Design and Built Environment, University of Canberra, Australia. His research interest includes contemporary historiographies of modern architecture, specifically focusing on the question of social housing. Investigating the dichotomy between tradition and modernity, his publications also address recent movements in the provision of affordable housing and the effects of inappropriate housing policies/designs on communities. 

As a construction project manager and facade engineer, Rahmatollah's industrial projects investigate the use of smart/responsive skins in sustainable buildings. In addition, the employment of collaborative machines and robotics for architecture/modular-building production has been a key focus of Rahmatollah's industrial projects. 


Key research areas for PhD applicants:


- Historiographies of modern architecture,

- The transformation of the social housing concept,

- Housing policies and design strategies

- Architecture exchanges between Australia and the West,

- Canberra architecture,

- Architecture, state, and ideology

- Pre- and Post-revolutionary Iranian Architecture


Building Technologies and Construction:

- Adaptive Facade systems

- Smart building envelopes

- Collaborative machines and robotics for architecture/modular-building production

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