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Dr Raffaele Pernice

Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism
Architecture

PhDArch Waseda University, Tokyo; MArch IUAV University of Venice, Italy; EU Licensed Architect

Phone: 
+61-431-080-616
Bio: 

Raffaele Pernice is a researcher, educator a professional licensed architect whose main studies are set at the intersection of the disciplines of architecture, city planning and urban design. Before joining UNSW - Faculty of Built Environment as Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism he held the position of Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, China. In precedence he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning - College of Architectural Studies at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea, and in the Department of Architectural Engineering at AUST - Ajman University of Science and Technology in UAE. From 2007 to 2009 Dr. Pernice was a post-doc research fellow at Graduate School of Engineering and Design of Hosei University in Tokyo, where he has conducted extensive research in architectural history/theory/criticism and urban planning and design, with a focus on modern Japanese architecture and urbanism.

Dr. Pernice has built through the years a strong international exposure and interdisciplinary research experience which directly informs his research and teaching approach. He was trained as architect, urban designer and urban historian and was awarded a PhD in Architecture from Waseda University in Tokyo in 2007. Dr. Pernice holds a Master of Architecture from IUAV University of Venice - Department of Architecture in Italy, with a thesis on the Megastructural movement and the urbanization of post-war Japan, and previously he studied civil engineering and architectural design at University “Federico II” of Naples. Before completing the doctoral studies, he obtained the EU architectural licensure upon passing the State Exam in Italy, then for 2 years he lived and worked in Seoul - South Korea, training as an architect and urban designer at Archiban - Kim Seok Chul and Associates.

Dr. Pernice research interests and activities range from practice to theory and history of architecture and city planning and urban design, with a special focus on modern and post-modern urban design theories, the relationship between architecture and the city, and the transformation and development of the built environment of the cities of the Asia Pacific region. His research has been supported with scholarships and grants from universities and national and international institutions, such as the Japanese Government and the MEXT (the Japanese Ministry of Education), the MAE - the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MIUR - the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the JSPS - the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences, among others.

Research Activities: 

Main Research Accomplishments

 

Books:

 

Raffaele PERNICE (2014), “From Tokyo Bay Planning to Urban Utopias. The Metabolist Movement in the Years of Japan’s Rapid Economic Growth (1958-1964)”, Scholars’ Press, Saarbrucken - Germany. [ISBN: 978-3-639-71065-6; 512 pp.]

 

Academic Journal Articles:

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - Raffaele PERNICE, with Ann Brantingham, Chengcheng Li, Gareth Morris (2017), Teaching and Learning in a Multi-Disciplinary World: Examples from a Sino-British University in China”; Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal (LICEJ), Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2017, pp. 2683-2690. [ISSN: 2040-2589]

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - Raffaele PERNICE (2014), “Images of the Future from the Past: The Metabolists and the Utopian Planning of 1960s”; JCEA - Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, David Publishing, New York - USA, Vol.8, No. 6, June 2014, pp.761-771. [ISSN: 1934 -7359]

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - Raffaele PERNICE (2014), “Changing Architectures and Evolving Urbanism in Modern Japanese Urban Environment”; IJET - International Journal of Engineering and Technology, IACSIT Press - Singapore, Vol.6, No. 5, October 2014, pp. 351-357. [ISSN: 1793-8236]

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - Raffaele PERNICE (2009),Japanese Urban Artificial Islands: An Overview of Projects and Schemes for Marine Cities during 1960s-1990s”; Journal of Architecture and Planning (日本建築学会計画系論文集 - NIHON KENCHIKU GAKKAI KEIKAKU-KEI ROMBUNSHŪ), Transactions of AIJ - Architectural Institute of Japan, Tokyo, No. 642, August 2009, pp. 1847-1855. [ISSN: 1340-4210]

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - Raffaele PERNICE (2007), “Urban Sprawl in Postwar Japan and the Vision of the City in the Urban Theories of Metabolists’ Projects”; JAABE - Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering (英文論文集), Architectural Institute of Japan - Tokyo, in association with the Architectural Institute of Korea and the Architectural Society of China, Vol. 6, No. 2, November 2007, pp. 237-244. [Citation Index: AHCI/SCIE; ISSN: 1347-2852, 1347-2852, 1346-7581; IF: 0.53]

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - Raffaele PERNICE (2007), “The Issue of Tokyo Bay’s Reclaimed Lands as the Origin of Urban Utopias in Modern Japanese Architecture”; Journal of Architecture and Planning (日本建築学会計画系論文集 - NIHON KENCHIKU GAKKAI KEIKAKU-KEI ROMBUNSHŪ), Transactions of AIJ - Architectural Institute of Japan, Tokyo, No. 613, March 2007, pp. 259-266. [ISSN: 1340-4210]

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - Raffaele PERNICE (2006), The Transformation of Tokyo during the 1950s and the Early 1960s. Projects Between City Planning and Urban Utopia”; JAABE - Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering (英文論文集), Architectural Institute of Japan - Tokyo, in association with the Architectural Institute of Korea and the Architectural Society of China, Vol. 5, No. 2, November 2006, pp. 253-260. [Citation Index: AHCI/SCIE; ISSN: 1347-2852, 1347-2852, 1346-7581; IF: 0.53]

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - Raffaele PERNICE (2004), “Metabolism Reconsidered. Its Role in the Architectural Context of the World”; JAABE - Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering (英文論文集), Architectural Institute of Japan - Tokyo, in association with the Architectural Institute of Korea and the Architectural Society of China, Vol. 3, No. 2, November 2004, pp. 357-363. [Citation Index: AHCI/SCIE; ISSN: 1347-2852, 1347-2852, 1346-7581; IF: 0.53]

 

Book Reviews:

 

Raffaele PERNICE, (2018): Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650-1950”, Author: Wybe Kuitert, Publisher: PENN - University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia (US), Publication Year: 2016 (1st edition), reviewed for: Taylor and Francis Group - Japanese Studies (in progress).

 

Raffaele PERNICE (2016), “Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities. Creating New Urban Landscapes in Asia”, Authors: Lily Kong, Ching Chao-ho and Chou Tsu-Lung, Publisher: EE - Edward Elgar Publishing (UK), Publication Year: 2015 (1st Edition); in Town Planning Review, (87.3), Liverpool University Press, UK. pp. 366-368. [Print ISSN: 0041-0020; Online ISSN: 1478-341X]

 

Raffaele PERNICE, (2016): Urban Design: The Composition of Complexity”, Author: Ron Kasprisin, Publisher: Routledge/ Taylor and Francis Group (US and the UK), Publication Year: 2011 (1st edition).

 

Raffaele PERNICE (2016): Book Proposal - “Housing in Post-Growth Society”, Authors: Yosuke Hirayama, Misa Izuhara. Publisher: Routledge/ Taylor and Francis Group (US and the UK), Publication Year: 2018 (1st edition).

 

Conference Papers and Essays:

 

Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE with Yuan SUN (2018), A Model of Eco-city in China. Building Suzhou Industrial Park as a Bridge Between Modernity and Tradition in the Early 21st Century”; IUSAM 2018 - Inter-university Seminar on Asian Megacities: “Space Sharing in Virtual and Physical Worlds”, Zhejiang University, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Hangzhou - China, 5-6 May 2018.

 

Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2017), “Shaping the City of Tomorrow in East Asia: Concepts, Schemes and Ideas for Urban Development from 1960s to 2010, and beyond”; Proceedings of AESOP 17 - Association of European Planning Schools Annual Congress 2017, Lisbon - Portugal, 11-14 July 2017. [ISBN: 978-989-99801-3-6; pp. 3262-3270]

 

Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE with Dr. Yunqing Xu (2017) - “The City Explorer: International Field Trip as a Teaching Tool for Active Learning in a Research-led University in China”, 2017 International Conference on Planning and Design Education in the Context of China’s New Type Urbanization, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Suzhou - China, 9-12 June 2017

 

Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE with Ann Brantingham, Gloria Molinero, Gareth Morris, Chengchen Li (2017) - Innovatively Evolving an Inter-disciplinary Course to Enhance Student Learning”, 2017 International Conference on Planning and Design Education in the Context of China’s New Type Urbanization, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Suzhou - China, 9-12 June 2017

 

Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2016),Urban Housing for the Masses in East Asia: Structuring the Contemporary Cities in Japan, China and South Korea”; Proceedings of ARCHTHEO ’16 - 10th International Theory and History of Architecture Conference, Dakam - East Mediterranean Academic Research Center, Istanbul - Turkey, 27-28 October 2016. [ISBN: 978-605-9207-51-5; pp. 361-369]

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE with Ann Brantingham, Chengcheng Li, Gareth Morris (2016), “Multi-disciplinary Teaching and Learning - Planning Ahead for Collaborative Practice in an Innovative Era”, Proceedings of WCE 2016 - World Congress on Education, Dublin - Ireland, 10-13 October 2016. [ISBN: 978-1-908320-75-9; pp. 114-117]

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2016),Mass-housing Design for a Growing Middle Class in Expanding Cities: an Overview of Japan, China and South Korea”; RUEG 2016 - International Conference on Regional Urbanism in an Era of Globalization, University of Huddersfield, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Huddersfield - UK, 3-5 February 2016

 

Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2015), “Sprawling City and Mass Housing in Modern Europe and Japan: Innovative Design for High Density Residential Complexes by John Habraken and the Metabolists”; Proceedings of EAAC 2015 - International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture, “History in Practice and Practice in History in the 21st Century”, Gwangju - South Korea, 10-14 November 2015, pp. 619-622

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2014), “Evolving Landscapes and Changing Architectures in Modern Japanese Urban Environment”; The Mediated City Los Angeles Conference - Architecture_MPS, Woodbury University, School of Media, Culture and Design, Los Angeles - USA, 1-4 October 2014. [On-line: http://architecturemps.com/los-angeles/]

 

Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE with Yiping DONG (2014), “The Making of a Contemporary Neighbourhood Center in SSIP-Suzhou, China. Case Studies on an Architectural and Urban Type in Contextual Transformation”; IUSAM 2014 - Inter-university Seminar on Asian Megacities: “Smart Urbanism for Asian Megacities”, Hanyang University, Department of Engineering and Planning, Seoul - South Korea, 27-30 August 2014. (Panellist and moderator of session)

 

Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2014), “Modern Urban Living in Japan. Technology and Housing in the 1960s”; ACAH 2014 - The Fifth Asian Conference on the Arts and Humanities, “Individual, Community and Society: Conflict, Resolution and Synergy”, IAFOR - The International Academic Forum, Osaka - Japan, 3-6 April 2014. (Panellist and chair of session)

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2014), “Changing Architectures and Evolving Urbanism in Modern Japanese Urban Environment”; ICCUE 2014 - The 2014 International Conference on Civil and Urban Engineering, Asia-Pacific CBEES, Shanghai - China, 29-30 March 2014. (Panellist and chair of session)

 

Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2013), “Post-war Japanese Architecture and Urbanism: the growth of the Megalopolis of Tokaido”; IUSAM 2013 - Inter-university Seminar on Asian Megacities: “Asian Urbanism and Beyond”, CUHK - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Urban Studies Programme, Department of Geography and Resource Management & Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong - China, 15-17 August 2013

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2012), From “Hanoak” to “A-pa-tu”. Korean Urbanism in the XXth Century”; EAAC 2012 - East Asian Architectural Culture International Conference, “Convergence in Divergence - Contemporary Challenges in East Asian Architectural Studies”, CUHK - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Architecture, Hong Kong - China, 10-12 December 2012.

 

Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2012), “Visions of the Future from the Past. The Metabolist Movement and the Urban Utopias of the 1960s”, ISAT-Special, The 11th International Symposium on Advanced Technology: “Toward 2050 and Beyond - Innovative Technology for Sustainable Societies” - Kogakuin University, Tokyo - Japan, 30 October 2012

 

Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2011), “Learning from Europe. Reuse and Valorisation of Structures from the Past: 2 Case Studies in Venice, Italy”; Proceedings of “International Forum on Transforming Daegu’s Old Tobacco Factory KT&G to Cultural Area”, sponsored by Daegu City Council and Daegu Fine Arts Association (Daegu Branch of Korea Fine Arts Association), Daegu - South Korea, 21 December 2011, pp. 30-39.

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2011), “Urbanism and Mass housing in XXI Century East Asia. The formation of Korean and Japanese Megacities”; Proceedings of EAAC 2011 - East Asian Architectural Culture International Conference, “South of East Asia: Re-addressing East Asian Architecture and Urbanism”, Session: “Tradition vs Modernity: Re-thinking Architectural and Urban History”, NUS - National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture, Singapore, 12-14 May 2011, pp. 1-31

 

Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2010), “Modern Japanese Waterfront Developments - Global vs. Local”; Proceedings of IV Ajman International Urban Planning Conference, “Waterfront: New Trends in Urbanism and Architecture”, AUST - Ajman University of Science and Technology, College of Engineering, Ajman - UAE, 29-31 March 2010, pp. 1-10

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Paper - Raffaele PERNICE (2009), “Considerations on the Theme of Marine Architectures in the Early Projects of Masato Otaka, Kiyonori Kikutake and Noriaki Kisho Kurokawa”; Proceedings of EAAC 2009 - East Asian Architectural Culture International Conference, “The East Asian Architecture and Urbanism under Occidentalism”, NCKU - National Cheng Kung University, Department of Architecture, Tainan - Taiwan, 10-13 April 2009, pp. 97-107

 

Poster Presentation - Raffaele PERNICE with Minjeong SHIM (2009), “Neo Kobe: Commerce, Culture and Links between the Tokaido Megalopolis and the New Conurbations along the Coasts of the Yellow Sea”; IV Congress of AISU - Italian Association of Urban Historians, “Cities and Networks”, Milan - Italy, 19-21 February 2009

 

Raffaele PERNICE (unpublished essay - 2004), “Metabolism 1960: Utopie Urbane nel Giappone del Dopoguerra” (Metabolism 1960: Urban Utopias in Postwar Japan); paper in Italian presented at meeting of ARIG (Association of Italian Researchers in Japan) - Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo - Japan, 24 July 2004

 

Academic Lectures/Presentations:

 

Guest Lecturer - “Urbanization and the Built Environment in the Asia Pacific Region: Planning and Designing the Contemporary City in China, Japan and South Korea”, Soochow University, Department of Urban Planning, (contribution to the M1 course: Planning Theory), Suzhou - China, 29 November 2017

 

Guest Lecturer - “Technology and Urban Utopias: The Metabolist Movement in a Changing Japan”, XJTLU - Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Department of Architecture (contribution to the Y3 course: ARC 203 - History of Asian Architecture), Suzhou - China, 21 November 2017

 

Co-presentation (with C. Ganshirt, B. Chen) - “SAIC Motor Corporation Research & Development Centre Shanghai - Conceptual Ideas for Urban and Architectural Development”; Anting Town - Shanghai, 27 April 2017

 

Co-Presentation (with Dr. Yunqing Xu) - Research-oriented Teaching Via International Field Trip at UPD; 2017 XJTLU Teaching and Learning Colloquium, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, AEC - Academic Enhancement Center, Suzhou - China, 6 April 2017

 

Co-presentation (with Ann Brantingham, Gloria Molinero, Gareth Morris - XJTLU/Language Center) - “Innovatively Evolving an Inter-disciplinary Course to Enhance Student Learning”; 2017 XJTLU Teaching and Learning Colloquium, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, AEC - Academic Enhancement Center, Suzhou - China, 7 April 2017

 

Seminar Presentation - “Suzhou-Singapore Industrial Park. Neighbourhoods and Housing in a Contextual Transformation”, Joint workshop XJTLU - Hosei University, “The Present Problems of Asian Cities”, Hosei University, School of Engineering and Design, Tokyo - Japan, 17 March 2017

 

Guest Lecturer - “Chasing the City of Tomorrow: Urban Architectures of the Japanese Metabolists”, XJTLU - Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Department of Architecture (contribution to the Y3 course: ARC 203 - History of Asian Architecture), Suzhou - China, 2 December 2016

 

Open Talk - “Cities of East Asia: a Research Overview of Japan, South Korea and China”; “UPD Lunch Talk Research Series”, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Suzhou - China, 16 May 2016

 

Co-Presentation (with Ann Brantingham, Chengcheng Li, Gareth Morris - XJTLU/Language Center) - “Multi-disciplinary Teaching and Learning - Planning Ahead for Collaborative Practice in an Innovative Era”, 2016 XJTLU Teaching and Learning Colloquium, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, AEC - Academic Enhancement Center, Suzhou - China, 7-8 April 2016

 

Guest Lecturer - “The Mutant City: Architecture and City Planning in the Projects of the Metabolist Group”, XJTLU - Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Department of Architecture (Y3 course: ARC 203 - History of Asian Architecture), Suzhou - China, 1 December 2015

 

Guest Lecturer - “The Metabolist Group: Shaping a New Urbanism and Architecture for Modern Japan”, XJTLU - Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Department of Architecture (Y3 course: ARC 203 - History of Asian Architecture), Suzhou - China, 28 November 2014

 

Guest Lecturer - “The Metabolists Manifesto 1960: The Making of a Modern Japanese Architecture and Urbanism”, XJTLU - Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Department of Architecture, Architecture (Y3 course: ARC 203 - History of Asian Architecture), Suzhou - China, 3 December 2013

 

Guest Lecturer - “Japanese Avant-garde Architecture and Urban Design in the XXth Century. The Projects of Metabolism 1960-1964”, Tianjin University, Department of Architecture, Tianjin - China, 16 October 2013

 

Open Talk - “Model Cities and Extreme ARCHI-Urbanism: New Towns and Visionary Planning from the West to the Far East and China”; “Sustainable Cities Lecture Series”, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Suzhou - China, 25 April 2013

 

Guest Lecturer - “Urbanism and Mass Housing in XXth Century’ South Korea”, XJTLU - Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Department of Architecture, Suzhou - China, 29 November 2012

 

Guest Critic - “Learning from Europe. Reuse and Valorisation of Structures from the Past: 2 Case Studies in Venice, Italy”, “International Forum on Transforming Daegu’s Old Tobacco Factory KT&G to Cultural Area”, sponsored by Daegu City Council - Daegu Fine Arts Association (Korea Fine Arts Association), Daegu City - South Korea, 21 December 2011

 

Organizer and Co-convener (with Prof. Hidenobu Jinnai) - International Workshop “From the Futurist City to the Future City - 100 Years of Visions of the Future City from Italian Futurism to Japan and East Asia”; supported by Hosei University, Department of Architecture - Tokyo; ISEAS - Italian School of East Asian Studies in Kyoto; the Italian Embassy in Japan, Tokyo; the Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo - Japan, 26-27 September 2009

 

Seminar Presentation - “Italian Futurism and Japanese Metabolism: Avant-gardes of XXth Century”, Hosei University, School of Engineering and Design, Department of Architecture, Tokyo, 19 September 2009

 

Invited Lecturer - Megastructures in the Japanese Architectural Context during the 1960s. Analogies and Differences with Contemporary Western Trends” - Annual meeting of ARIG (Association of Italian Researchers in Japan) - Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo - Japan, 24 July 2004

 

Invited Lecturer - “Megastructures and Urban Development in Modern Japan: Metabolism 1960” - Annual meeting of ARIG (Association of Italian Researchers in Japan) - Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo - Japan, 21 November 2003

 

External Reviewer (Academic Journals and Publishers):

 

Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group, London & New York 

Town Planning Review - Liverpool University Press, Liverpool

JAABE - Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering (英文論文集), AIJ - Architectural Institute of Japan, Tokyo 

HPA - Histories of Post-Modern Architectures, University of Bologna, Depts. of Architecture, The Arts and for the Life Quality Studies, Bologna

Geoforum, Elsevier Ltd., Amsterdam & London

Japanese Studies, Taylor & Francis

 

Grants: 
  • 2017 - Emerging New Asian Urban Residential Environments: Mass Housing and the City in Japan, South Korea and China (1980s-2010s)”; Research Development Fund (RDF-16-01-31); Funded by: Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University, Suzhou, July 2017 - July 2020 (Amount: 93.000 RMB + PhD Studentship)
  • 2017 - Mega-housing Projects in the Chinese City: Selected Case Studies from SIP Suzhou in Jiangsu Province; Summer Research Fellowship (SURF Project No. 201711); Funded by: XJTLU - Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University, Suzhou, June - August 2017 (Amount: 6.000 RMB)
  • 2015 - “Structuring the Modern Chinese City: Mass Housing Estates and the Urban District”; Summer Research Fellowship (SURF Project No. 201512); Funded by: XJTLU - Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University, Suzhou, June - August 2015  (Amount: 6.000 RMB)
  • 2014 - “Modern Housing and Living in China: From Rural Villages Clusters to Urban Gated Communities”; Summer Research Fellowship (SURF Project No. 201486); Funded by: XJTLU - Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University, Suzhou, June - August 2014 (Amount: 4.800 RMB)
  • 2013-2014 - Raffaele Pernice (with Yiping Dong), “Design between City Planning and Urban Utopia: Examples of Model New Towns and Urban Re-developments in Shanghai-Suzhou Metropolitan Areas”; Research Development Fund (RDF-12-02-09); Funded by: XJTLU - Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University, Suzhou, April 2013-September 2014 (Amount: 33.000 RMB)
  • 2013 - “A Study of Urban Morphology in Modern China - Focusing on the New Towns in China’s Rapidly Growing Cities”; Summer Research Fellowship (SURF Project No. 201350); Funded by: XJTLU - Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University, Suzhou, June - September 2013 (Amount: 5.800 RMB)
  • 2011 - “Mass-urban Housing Models in East Asia: A Comparative Study between Korean and Japanese Megacities”; BISA Research Grant for New Faculty; Funded by: KMU - Keimyung University, Daegu, March 2011-April 2012 (Amount: 4.500.000 KWN)
  • 2007-2009 - “Japanese Urban Waterfronts: Research in the Field of History of Architecture, and Urban Design and Theory”; KAKENHI - Grants-in-Aids for Scientific Research (19-07801); Funded by: JSPS - Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences/Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbukagakusho - MEXT)/Hosei University - Tokyo, December 2007-September 2009 (Amount: 2.800.000 JPY)
Awards: 

2007-2009 - Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS), Post-doctoral Research Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (P07801), Hosei University, Department of Architecture, Tokyo - Japan, October 2007-October 2009

2001-2004 - Japanese Government and Ministry of Education Scholarship (Monbukagakusho - MEXT Scholarship), Research Student/ Doctoral Studies Funds, Waseda University, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Department of Architecture, Tokyo - Japan , April 2001 - July 2004 

1990 - Government of Republic of Malta Summer Scholarship, September 1990

Engagement: 

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • ASC - The Architectural Society of China - 中国建筑学 (Since 2017)
  • EAHN - European Architectural History Network (Since 2017)
Supervision Area: 

Dr. Raffaele Pernice was trained as architect, urban designer and urban historian and received a PhD in Architecture from Waseda University (Tokyo) in 2007 with a thesis work entitled: “Metabolist Movement between Tokyo Bay Planning and Urban Utopia during the Period of Rapid Economic Growth 1958-1964”. The specific research topic of the doctoral dissertation was the study of the connections and mutual influence between the post-CIAM urban and architectural theories of the Japanese Metabolist Group and the large scale urban projects developed in Tokyo Bay area in the Post-World War II Japan. The focus of this study was on the connections among urban utopias, new urban and architectural forms, and their linkage to technology.

 

Dr. Pernice’s interests cover: Theory, History and Criticism of Architecture and City Planning in Europe, North America, Japan and East Asia (focus from Modern to Contemporary); Architecture & the City; Urban Design; High Density Urban Housing; Place Making, East Asian Urbanism (focus on China, Japan and South Korea).

 

His current professional activity and academic research mainly focus on the urban transformation of East Asian cities, both in terms of built environment and historical, social and cultural milieu.

He is particularly interested in exploring and supervise any interdisciplinary research topic which relates to the following 3 main fields:

 

1- Architectural and Urban History/Theory, from modern to contemporary (Western world and Asia Pacific region)

2- Urbanism and mass housing in Asia Pacific region

3- Urban design in high density built environments

 

Please include the following documents when contacting for a supervision request:

  • Research proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • English test result for international applicants
Publications:
Journal articles

Pernice R, 'Changing Architectures and Evolving Urbanism in Modern Japanese Urban Environment', International Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol. 6, pp. 351-357, 10.7763/ijet.2014.v6.725

SULTAN ZAHID; MUKHOPADHYAY CHANDRIMA; PERNICE RAFFAELE; NURSE ALEX; ZHOU JIANGPING, 2016, 'Book Reviews', Town Planning Review, vol. 87, pp. 363-370, 10.3828/tpr.2016.24

Raffaele Pernice, 2014, 'Images of the Future from the Past: The Metabolists and the Utopian Planning of the 1960s', Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, vol. 8, 10.17265/1934-7359/2014.06.011

PERNICE R, 2009, 'JAPANESE URBAN ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS: AN OVERVIEW OF PROJECTS AND SCHEMES FOR MARINE CITIES DURING 1960S-1990S', Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ), vol. 74, pp. 1847-1855, 10.3130/aija.74.1847

PERNICE R, 2007, 'THE ISSUE OF TOKYO BAY'S RECLAIMED LANDS AS THE ORIGIN OF URBAN UTOPIAS IN MODERN JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE', Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ), vol. 72, pp. 259-266, 10.3130/aija.72.259

Pernice R, 2007, 'Urban Sprawl in Postwar Japan and the Vision of the City based on the Urban Theories of the Metabolists′ Projects', Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, vol. 6, pp. 237-244, 10.3130/jaabe.6.237

Pernice R, 2006, 'The Transformation of Tokyo During the 1950s and Early 1960s Projects Between City Planning and Urban Utopia', Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, vol. 5, pp. 253-260, 10.3130/jaabe.5.253

Pernice R, 2004, 'Metabolism Reconsidered Its Role in the Architectural Context of the World', Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, vol. 3, pp. 357-363, 10.3130/jaabe.3.357