Category : About Us
Since its establishment on December 30th, 1978, the Archilife Research Foundation has offered scholarships to support students in master courses to complete their theses, and implemented different ways to integrate knowledge, seeking to set up a basis for our declaration: "This organization is dedicated to experience, research, design, execution and advancement relevant to Archilife, and to provide solutions for human existential space." Starting from July 1st, 1987, nine years after its pioneering stage, Archilife embarked on various long-term researches such as: the study of "Specifications of Next Generation Settlements", "Symbiotic Ecological Environments" and the funding projects for "Research of Symbiosis", having Archilife members as the main force of the aforementioned studies, and supported them through the projects to enrich the contents of these researches.
During the process of researching human inhabitations and sustainable development, Archilife discovered that advancements of information technologies and cyberspace over the past decade had profound impacts on human lifestyles. The sharing and integration of related knowledge, and the education in these fields should be one of Archilife's essential objectives.
Therefore, besides scholarships regarding architecture, environmental sustainability, ecology and health care, Archilife offered scholarships for the theses related to information society and culture from 2000 to 2008 as well. On the other hand, information technologies and the Internet brought new possibilities to how people can express their creativities and interact with each other. So, subsequent to recent adjustments of the scholarships and the funding projects, Archilife started with holding a series of sharing and exchanging meet-ups among the domestic independent game developers' community, conveying and communicating the knowledge and experiences learned from certain international game development conferences, in the hope that it would help this community to evolve.
About other aspects of knowledge integration, Archilife developed different methods including: a knowledge bank system, index books, and knowledge keepers in various fields. These resources have served as powerful tools in filling in research gaps and refining research findings. Archilife currently holds periodic communions and bookish assemblies to strengthen the knowledge of its members so as to face a heterogeneous and changing future.