We encourage original submissions related to, but not limited to, the following topics.

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After a careful refereeing process, selected papers have been published on IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Vol. 490, as International Proceeding indexed by Scopus and Scimago.

Only top high quality selected papers will be considered to be sent to Journal of Engineering Research (JER), an international journal indexed by Scopus (Q4) and Scimago


The 3rd International Conference on

Empathic Architecture (ICEA)


There are tendencies in current developments that most physical developments have focused on achieving technological superiority, unique building form or even cost efficiency. As a consequence, human and nature are often abandoned, disregarded and become second priority. Human as the building user who will stay and live in the building for years and decades is no longer become the main consideration in building design, and should be willing to adapt.  Whereas nature is often abandoned and sacrificed for the sake of physical developments. ‘The Earth is Crying’ due to the consequences of human actions in forgetting the importance of maintaining the balance between human and nature.


Since the 1992’s Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro, many developed countries have started to proclaim and apply sustainable development movement. In 2005, environmental experts and architects around the world were gathered and campaigned about ‘action for sustainability’. Now, three decades from the Earth Summit, we would like to invite architects, building practitioners, decision makers, and researchers to join the 3rd International Conference on Empathic Architecture (ICEA). Let’s take a moment to pause, and ‘Return to Zero’. Let’s discuss and rethink how far is the impact of building developments towards our city, our history, our culture, and towards our children and ancestors.



Sub Topics:

  • Rethinking of Building Technology

    • Advanced passive cooling technology

    • Wind-turbines/photovoltaics technology

    • Building envelope technology

    • Innovative green roofing technology

    • Energy savings Air-Conditioning technology

    • Eco-renewable energy

    • Healthy indoor environment


  • Rethinking of Computation

    • Computation integration in architecture: rethinking design

    • Computational design as an architectural approach

    • Computation in robotic interior design

    • Artificial intelligence in architecture

    • Virtual and augmented reality


  • Rethinking of Architectural Space

    • The importance of light to the experience of architecture

    • Interior spaces and the layer of meaning

    • Relations in architectural space

    • The architectural expression of space and form

    • Analysis of architectural space composition

    • Rethinking the notion of place: Placelessness or life's narratives

    • The place tranquility as personal space


  • Rethinking of Culture

    • Critical regionalism in architecture

    • Contemporary Vernacular approach and application

    • Conservation for traditional architecture

    • Design driven by acculturation of tradition

    • Biodiversity of region hospitality


  • Rethinking of Cities

    • City for the millennial generation

    • City as a human behavior

    • Transforming to living historic city

    • City-scape: from festival to cultural landscape

    • The dynamic function of urban street

    • City’s identity through architecture and art

    • Human scale in cities

    • Compact and vertical green cities


  • Rethinking of People

    • Architecture and criticism: by the people, for the people?

    • The emotional impact of architecture on people

    • Does architecture have an ethical responsibility to the public?

    • Neuro-architecture: home design with people in mind

    • Healing architecture: mentally and spiritually

    • Inclusive design (elder, children, disabled people)


  • Rethinking of Building Material

    • Natural material

    • Locally sourced building material

    • Eco-friendly building material

    • Environmental-friendly building envelope

    • Reused and recycled building material

    • Material with long life span

    • Non-toxic indoor material

    • Intelligent and smart material

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Department of Architecture

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning

Petra Christian University

Siwalankerto 121-131 Surabaya - 60236

East Java, Indonesia


Email: icea2019(at)


Dept. of Architecture