Profile

David-Vila Domini
First Name: David
Surname: Vila Domini
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263509
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Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Part II MArch: Design Studio Module Coordinator and Studio Tutor
  • History and Theory of Architecture: Lecturer and Module Coordinator AC1006, AC2003
  • Open Day Coordinator

Academic Background

  • Part I, Part II RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Bath
  • BSc General Architectural Studies, University of Bath
  • Diploma in English Studies (Language and Literature) Cambridge University

Research Interests / Professional Background

Professional Activities:

Director of Architect’s Practice EIGHTYSEVEN

Research Interests:

  • Architecture Design
  • History & Theory of Architecture
  • Renaissance & Classicism
  • Contemporary Spanish Architecture
  • 20th Century Parliamentary Architecture
  • The Palace of the Aljafería

Additional Information / Media work / Funding

  • 2003, Referee for successful AHRB grant (£40,000.00)

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2010: Launch of EIGHTYSEVEN website showcasing design work 
  • 2008-09: Bathing Beauties, seaside development competition exhibited at several locations in UK
  • 2006: Artist Studio built design featured in Timber Skins Exhibition, Scott Sutherland School
  • 1998: Curator, The Scottish Parliament Architectural Competition, Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland.
  • 1995: Curator, Competition entries exhibited, RIAS Gallery.
  • 1994: Researcher, Leon Battista Alberti, The Intellectual as Architect, Palazzo del Té, Mantua, The Alberti Group/Olivetti.
  • 1991: Work exhibited, Royal Academy, London

Key Publications

  1. 2010, Author, book review: What is Architectural History?, by Andrew Leach, Polity, Cambridge 2010, in Architecture Research Quarterly vol. 15, no. 1, 2010, pp. 81-83.
  2. 2008, Author, book review: Modern Architecture through Case Studies, by Peter Blundell-Jones, Architectural Press, Oxford 2002; and Modern Architecture through Case Studies 1945-1990, Peter Blundell-Jones and Eamonn Canniffe, Architectural Press, Oxford 2007, in Architecture Research Quarterly vol. 12, no. 2, 2008, pp. 183-186.
  3. 2007, Translator (from Spanish) book chapter “Spain” in Andrew Peckham, Torsten Schmiedeknecht, Charles Rattray auths. & eds. Rationalist Traces, AD vol. 77 Issue 5 Wiley, London. ISBN 0470028378, 9780470028377
  4. 2005, co-Author, book chapter (with Charles Rattray) “Prologue”, to An Architect’s Guide to Fame ed. by Paul Davies & Torsten Schmiedeknecht, Architectural Press, Oxford, pp. xv-xxiii. ISBN 0 7506 5967 X.
  5. Author, educational research report: Efficient Learning in the Architecture Design Studio; Early Years, Report for CEBE (Centre for Education in the Built Environment), 
  6. 2004, Author, book review: Building Ideas. An Introduction to Architectural Theory, Jonathan A. Hale, Wiley, Chichester, 2000. Published by CEBE (Centre for Education in the Built Environment) 
  7. Author, book review: Introduction to building, Derek Osbourn & Roger Greeno, Pearson/Prentice Hall, London, 3rd Edition 200.  Published by CEBE (Centre for Education in the Built Environment)
  8. Translator, paper (from Italian): “From the Vault of the Heavens”, Marco Jaff.  NEXUS Network Journal Architecture and Mathematics, Special Issue on Optics and Perspective, April 2003 
  9. Author, paper: “The Diminution of the Classical Column: Visual Sensibility in Antiquity and the Renaissance”. NEXUS Network Journal Architecture and Mathematics, Special Issue on Optics and Perspective, April 2003
  10. Journal (guest) Editor: NEXUS Network Journal Architecture and Mathematics, Special Issue on Optics and Perspective, April 2003
  11. Editorial; nexusjournal - Letter editor
  12. Speculations on the Origin of Perspective, Richard Talbot
  13. Distance to the Perspective Plane, Tomás García-Salgado
  14. Perspective as a Symmetry Transformation, György Darvas
  15. From the Vault of the Heavens, Marco Jaff
  16. The Diminution of the Classical Column: Visual Sensibility in Antiquity and the Renaissance, David Vila Domini

Book reviews

  1. Author, paper: “Building Identity; The Scottish Parliament” I Architektoniki os Techne (Architecture as Art) no. 8, August 2003, pp. 28-30. Published by the Association of Architects in Thessaloniki
  2. 2002, Author, book review:"Review of Vermeer's Camera" by Philip Steadman and Secret Knowledge by David Hockney. Nexus Network Journal, vol. 4, no. 4 (Autumn 2002).
  3. 2001, Author, book review: Vermeer's Camera: the Truth behind the Masterpieces, by Philip Steadman; and Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters, by David Hockney, Architecture Research Quarterly Vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 373-375. 2001.
  4. 2000, Author, paper:"Column Marginalia", Architecture Research Quarterly 4, 3, pp. 286-288.
  5. 1998, Curator (Exhibition), Editor (Catalogue): The Scottish Parliament Architectural Competition, Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland.
  6. 1997, Author, paper: Barcelona, Urban and Architecture Developments; the last decades, Mac Journal 3, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow.
  7. 1996, Author, research paper: “The Diminution of the Column in Alberti and Vitruvius; Concerning Optical Corrections”. Edinburgh Architecture Research no. 23, 1996, pp. 24-49.
  8. 1995, Editor, academic journal: Edinburgh Architecture Research (EAR) vol. 22, (yearly journal), Department of Architecture, Edinburgh University.
  9. 1994, Author, research paper: The Palace of the Aljafería; An Approximation to Beauty, Spazio e Società 67, Milan, July-September 1994