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  SPANDREL-Journal of SPA – New Dimensions in Research of Environments for Living.

To promote quality research in the areas of Architecture, Planning and Design, the School publishes an international journal “SPANDREL”- Journal of SPA: New Dimensions in Research of Environments for Living( ISSN 2231-4601).The journal is a bi-annual publication with Spring and Monsoon issues.

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THEME- FOURTH/ SPRING ISSUE-2012 - ‘Social Sustenance’

Dr.Rachna Khare
Professor, Department of Architecture










The Journal is intended as a medium of communication and discussion of contemporary issues in Architecture, Planning, Design and allied disciplines. The journal would aspire to put forward research ideas in theory and best practices of industry. All papers and articles received would be peer reviewed to meet the best standards of academic research.
The Journal would consist of the following sections:

Invited articles: Each issue would have a theme and articles from eminent scholars would be invited on the theme. No word limit.
General articles: Articles which would discuss current trends in research in fields that would disseminate knowledge to the professional and student community.
Word limit: 4000 words.
Historical Commentary: Articles from research works and/or documentation of monuments and settlements of historical significance and contextual relevance.
Word Limit: 3000 words.
Book Review: Reviews of old masters as well as recent publications in emerging areas by subject specialists in relevant disciplines.
Word Limit: 2000 words.
Featured Case Studies: Contemporary Works of Designers, Architects and Planners would be featured along with critical commentaries.
Word Limit: 1500 words.
Academic Work Gallery: Commendable works of students of under graduate, post graduate, doctoral programmers in related area from institutes across the world would be showcased
Word Limit: 1000 words


Article Format
Manuscripts should be submitted both in soft and hard copy for verification.
The pages should be numbered starting with title page.
Key words of not more than five in number should be indicated.
Abstract or summary of the paper is to be included in not more than 200 words.
In case of figures, drawings or photographs, the same should be mailed separately as image files of suitable print resolution.
References should be numbered in superscript, serially in the order in which they appear, first through the text and then through tables and image labels.
Text Format:
Headings: Arial 14 bold
Section Headings: Arial 12 bold
Body of Text: Arial 11 at Single spacing
All articles to be supported with references and bibliography.
All images shall be in jpeg or bmp or tiff format with resolution not less then 350 dpi.
References format:
References to be provided as end note to articles.
Referencing Format: eg.
1.Bowles, J. 1988. Foundation analysis and design. McGraw-Hill International Editions, Singapore.
2.Bueno, B. de Souza 1997. The Mechanical response of reinforced soils using short randomly distributed plastic strips. Recent developments in Soil and Pavement Mechanics, Almeida (ed.) Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 401-407.
3.Dutta, M. (Ed) 1997. Waste disposal in Engineered landfills. Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 3-4.
4.Dutta, R.K. 2002. Alternate low cost materials in ground improvement. Ph.D Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India.


SPA Bhopal expect all authors to obtain copyright of images in case they are not owned by author himself/herself.SPA will not have any liability to obtain copyright & images used by individual author.


Board of Governors,

Chairman Board of Editors
Dr. Ajay Khare
Director, SPA, Bhopal

Editorial Advisory Board

• Prof. R.N. Datta,
Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT, Kharagpur
• Dr. Valerie Fletcher,
Institute of Human Centred Design, Boston
• Prof. Adam Hardy,
Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture,
• Dr. Shikha Jain,
Editor, Context and Director, Dronah
• Dr. S.K. Kulshrestha,
Founder Editor, SDR (Spatio-Economic Development Record)
• Prof. Abir Mullick,
College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
• Ar. Yatin Pandya,
Vastu Shilpa Foundation for Studies.
• Ms. Mousumi Roy,
FICCI, Real Estate and Urban Development
• Prof. B.K. Sengupta,
Department of Architecture and Planning IIT, Kharagpur
• Prof. Amita Sinha,
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
• Prof. Nalini Thakur,
School of Planning and Architecture,
New Delhi
• Prof. Niraj Verma,
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York


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