Raffaele Pernice

Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism
Senior Lecturer

Raffaele Pernice is a researcher, educator and professional licensed architect. His research expertise lies 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 and contemporary 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 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the Japan Foundation (JF), among others.

Journal articles
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Pernice R, 2021, 'Verticality and Conflicting Identities in the Contemporary Chinese City: The Urban Development of Suzhou Industrial Park', Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.36922/jcau.v3i1.1026
2021
PERNICE R; SIK KIM J, 2020, 'Book Reviews', Town Planning Review: Volume 91, Issue 5, vol. 91, pp. 559 - 562, http://dx.doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2020.32
2020
Pernice R, 2019, 'City and place identity in SIP Suzhou: Re-learning forgotten lessons from modern western urban design theory', HKIUD journal Urbanie and Urbanus, pp. 11 - 19, https://www.hkiud.org/articles/uu/201909-UU.pdf
2019
Pernice R, 2019, 'Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650-1950', JAPANESE STUDIES, vol. 39, pp. 281 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10371397.2019.1612237
2019
Pernice R; Brantingham A; Chengcheng L; Morris G, 2017, 'Teaching and Learning in a Multi-Disciplinary World: Examples from a Sino-British University in China', Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal (LICEJ), vol. Volume 8, pp. 2683 - 2690
2017
SULTAN Z; MUKHOPADHYAY C; PERNICE R; NURSE A; ZHOU J, 2016, 'Book Reviews', Town Planning Review, vol. 87, pp. 363 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2016.24
2016
Pernice R, 2014, 'Changing Architectures and Evolving Urbanism in Modern Japanese Urban Environment', International Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol. 6, pp. 351 - 357, http://dx.doi.org/10.7763/ijet.2014.v6.725
2014
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, pp. 761 - 771, http://dx.doi.org/10.17265/1934-7359/2014.06.011
2014
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3130/aija.74.1847
2009
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3130/jaabe.6.237
2007
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3130/aija.72.259
2007
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3130/jaabe.5.253
2006
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3130/jaabe.3.357
2004
Conference Papers
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Pernice R, 2017, 'Shaping the City of Tomorrow in East Asia: Concepts, Schemes and Ideas for Urban Development from 1960s to 2010, and beyond', in Proceedings of AESOP 17 - Association of European Planning Schools Annual Congress 2017, Lisbon, Lisbon - Portugal, pp. 3262 - 3270, presented at AESOP 17 - Association of European Planning Schools Annual Congress 2017, Lisbon - Portugal, 11 July 2017 - 14 July 2017, http://www.aesop2017.pt/
2017
Pernice R, 2016, 'Urban Housing for the Masses in East Asia: Structuring the Contemporary Cities in Japan, China and South Korea', in Proceedings of ARCHTheo ’16 - 10th International Theory and History of Architecture Conference, Dakam - East Mediterranean Academic Research Center, Istanbul - Turkey, pp. 361 - 369, presented at ARCHTheo ’16 - 10th International Theory and History of Architecture Conference, Dakam - East Mediterranean Academic Research Center, Istanbul - Turkey, 27 October 2016 - 28 October 2016
2016
Pernice R, 2015, 'Sprawling City and Mass Housing in Modern Europe and Japan: Innovative Design for High Density Residential Complexes by John Habraken and the Metabolists', in Proceedings of EAAC 2015 - International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture, Gwangju - South Korea, pp. 619 - 622, presented at EAAC 2015 - International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture, Gwangju - South Korea, 10 November 2015 - 14 November 2015, http://eaac2015.kaah.or.kr/
2015
Pernice R; Dong Y, 2014, 'The Making of a Contemporary Neighborhood Center in SSIP-Suzhou, China. Case Studies on an Architectural and Urban Type in Contextual Transformation', in Proceedigns of IUSAM 2014 - Inter-university Seminar on Asian Megacities, Seoul - South Korea, presented at IUSAM 2014 - Inter-university Seminar on Asian Megacities, Hanyang University, Department of Engineering and Planning, Seoul - South Korea, 27 August 2014 - 30 August 2014
2014
Pernice R, 2014, 'Evolving Landscapes and Changing Architectures in Modern Japanese Urban Environment', Los Angeles, presented at The Mediated City Los Angeles Conference - Architecture_MPS, Los Angeles, 01 October 2014, http://architecturemps.com/los-angeles/
2014
Pernice R, 2013, 'Post-war Japanese Architecture and Urbanism: the growth of the Megalopolis of Tokaido', in Proceedings of IUSAM 2013 - Inter-university Seminar on Asian Megacities, Hong Kong - China, presented at IUSAM 2013 - Inter-university Seminar on Asian Megacities, CUHK - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong - China, 15 August 2013 - 17 August 2013, http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/hkiaps/urbanism/programme.html
2013
Pernice R, 2012, 'From “Hanoak” to “A-pa-tu”. Korean Urbanism in the XXth Century', in Proceedings of EAAC 2012 - East Asian Architectural Culture International Conference, Hong Kong - China, presented at EAAC 2012 - East Asian Architectural Culture International Conference, CUHK - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong - China, 10 December 2012 - 12 December 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.3186.2241
2012
Pernice R, 2011, 'Learning from Europe. Reuse and Valorisation of Structures from the Past: 2 Case Studies in Venice, Italy', Daegu - South Korea, presented at 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
2011
Pernice R, 2009, 'Considerations on the Theme of Marine Architectures in the Early Projects of Masato Otaka, Kiyonori Kikutake and Noriaki Kisho Kurokawa', Tainan - Taiwan, presented at Proceedings of EAAC 2009 - East Asian Architectural Culture International Conference, “The East Asian Architecture and Urbanism under Occidentalism”, Tainan - Taiwan, 10 April 2009 - 13 April 2009
2009
Books
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Pernice R, 2014, From Tokyo Bay Planning to Urban Utopias. The Metabolist Movement in the Years of Japan’s Rapid Economic Growth (1958-1964), Scholars' Press, https://www.amazon.com/Tokyo-Bay-Planning-Urban-Utopias/dp/3639710657
2014
Conference Posters
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Pernice R; Shim M, 2009, 'Neo Kobe: Commerce, Culture and Links between the Tokaido Megalopolis and the New Conurbations along the Coasts of the Yellow Sea', presented at IV Congress of AISU - Italian Association of Urban Historians, 19 February 2009 - 21 February 2009
2009

2019 - The Japan Foundation (JF), Japanese Studies Fellowship, Research Fellow, 28 November 2019 - 20 December 2019 

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

2001-2004 - The 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 - The Italian Minsitry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) and the Government of Republic of Malta Summer Scholarship, September 1990

  • 2020 - The Japan Foundation (JF), Grant Program for Intellectual Exchanges Conferences, "International Symposium: Architectures for a Mutant City: 60 Years of Metabolism 1960-2020, and Beyond", UNSW Sydney - School of Built Environment, 22 February 2021 (Amount: 12.040 $)

  • 2019 - “Collective Living in the Asia Pacific Region: Mass Housing and the City in Australia, Japan, and China”; BE 2019 Internal Faculty Research Grant Scheme - New Staff Grant; Funded by UNSW Sydney - Faculty of Built Environment - FBE ADR Research Unit, April - December 2019 (Amount: 11.000 AUD)
  • 2019 - “Internationalization in Architecture Education: Bridging the PhD and Master of Architecture Program”; BE 2019 Internal Faculty Research Grant Scheme - Visiting International Scholars Grant; Funded by UNSW Sydney - Faculty of Built Environment - FBE ADR Research Unit, July - August 2019 (Amount: 5000 AUD)
  • 2017 - Emerging New Asian Urban Residential Environments”; 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 Science/Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbukagakusho - MEXT)/Hosei University - Tokyo, December 2007-September 2009 (Amount: 2.800.000 JPY)