Dr. Smaranda SPÂNU

Architect Designer


Web of Science ResearcherID: ABB-9384-2020



Areas of professional interest:
Architecture and Urban Planning; Restoration/Conservation of Built Heritage; Heritage Management, Valuation and Valorisation; Sustainable Architecture Design and Urban Planning; Spatial Planning

e-mail: smaranda.spanu@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Publications (selected titles):


Chapters in books and conference volumes

  • Spânu Smaranda (2018). The Heterotopic Nature of the Built Heritage: The Sacred Wooden Architecture of Transylvania and Its Practices, in Time and Transformation in Architecture, Series: At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries, Volume: 100, pp. 151-178, Editor: Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Publisher: BRILL / Rodopi, ISBN: 978-90-04-37679-3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004376793_008.
  • Spânu Smaranda (2016). The Landscape under Urban Pressure: the peri urban area of Cluj, in: Reflections on Cultural Heritage Theories and Practices, Garant Publishing, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Spânu Smaranda (2016). Practices of the built heritage as other space: conservation and destruction of the wooden churches of Transylvania, in Dialectics of Space and Place across virtual and Corporeal Topographies, eds. Jordaan, Harddell, Alegria, IDP, Oxford, UK [e-book chapter].
  • Spânu Smaranda (2014). Reţeaua de localităţi [Settlements network] (ch. 3), Patrimoniul construit [The built heritage] (ch. 4), Strategia de dezvoltare – Patrimoniul construit [Development Strategy – The Built Heritage] (sub.ch. 9.22), Strategia de dezvoltareAspecte socio-culturale [Development Strategy – The Socio-cultural Aspects] (sub.ch. 9.2.7.), in: Cocean, P. [coord.] (2014), Strategia de dezvoltare a comunei Aiton 2014-2050 [The Development Strategy for the Aiton Commune 2014-2050], Risoprint, Cluj-Napoca, ISBN: 978-973-53-1192-6.
  • Spânu Smaranda (2012). The Balneary resource, a generator of built heritage. The stratigraphic features of Herculane Bath. In: Pandi Gavril, Moldovan Florin (ed.) Air and Water components of the environment, Cluj-Napoca: Presa Universitara Clujeana, Romania, ISSN: 2067-743X.


  • Spânu Smaranda (2014). Solidarity through a Built Medium: A Case of the Romanian National Architectural Style in Transylvania, in: Philobiblon: Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Humanities, 19 (1), July/December, Cluj University Press, 2014, ISSN 1224-7448.
  • Spânu Smaranda (2013). Practices of the built heritage as other space: conservation of the architecturally-homogenous rural settlements of Transylvania, Acta Technica Napocensis: Civil Engineering & Architecture Vol. 56, No. 3, (2013), Special Issue: Interferences in architecture and urban planning. Architectural teaching and research. QUESTIONS 2013, Published by: UTPRESS, Cluj-Napoca.


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