Dr. Dinh Quoc Phuong
Dinh Quoc Phuong (Ph.D) is an architect who currently lectures and researches at the Swinburne's School of Design. Phuong's research interests include conservation of heritage places and sense of place in relation to urban morphology and traditional village settlement, vernacular architecture, housing, the influences of local culture on architecture, and the relationship between visual art, architecture and urbanism.
Phuong’s current research projects include studies on the (re)developments of old housing estates in Vietnam; settlement patterns of inner-city villages in Hanoi; Vietnamese Buddhist temples and the sense of community in Melbourne and Berlin.
His research has been published as books, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers including those appear in The Journal of Interior Design (Wiley); Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticisms (Wiley); IASTE Working Paper Series (UC Berkeley) and in the edited book The Aesthetics of Architecture: Philosophical Investigations into the Art of Building (Blackwell).